Culture on the Cheap
Spotted On Manhattan Avenue: Opportunity
When I stumbled upon this gentleman strumming a ballad on his cane by the C-Town this afternoon I pointed out he should have a cup to receive tips. Initially he was confused by this and stated:
But we are not playing any music.
So I took a moment to explain that I found their performance much more compelling than most of the stuff I see on Bedford Avenue nowadays. I also made the mistake of hinting that if he did have a cup I would tip him. Sure enough, out came not one but two cups.
Okay, I’ll readily admit I totally walked into this one. But hey, if I am going to be hoodwinked I’d prefer it be for two bucks and by resourceful (and nice) guys like this duo. Besides, after I tendered my two bucks other people took noticed and followed suit!