Dream of:08 September 1981 "Avocado Business"
While I was being driven around Columbus in a taxi, a woman in the taxi began talking to the driver about her son, and said he was working as a dishwasher in Columbus. As we drove by a large, desolate, brick building, the taxi driver pointed it out and said the woman's son was working there. I thought it was a Penny's store.
I then got out of the taxi and got into another brand new car, which I began driving. I was in the business of selling avocados.
I had a list of different addresses throughout the city which I was trying to find. At the moment I was looking for both High Street and Summit Street. The addresses were of people who wanted to buy avocados. As of yet, I hadn't found any of them. I spent almost an hour driving around trying to find one particular address. I didn't know the streets and drove like a madman, swerving in and out of traffic. At one point, I went around a curve and a girl stepped out in front of me. I swerved just in time to miss hitting her. I continued traveling up and down long, curvy streets.
Finally I stopped to talk with a man (about 40 years old). He was in the same business and apparently was my boss.
I had a new issue of Playboy magazine with me which I had recently bought. I was looking at the cover trying to find the bunny trademark. Then my boss said he wanted to read the magazine. I said, no, that I had just bought it and hadn't yet had a chance to read it myself. But then I thought, "I don't need this junk," and I gave it to him, without even having looked inside it. He took it and left.
Then I drove on and finally found the address I had been looking for. I sold one avocado for 50 cents.
I then returned to my place of business and encountered my boss. I told him I had sold an avocado for 50 cents. We had an avocado there which we cut open and began eating. It was delicious. It was one of the large kind which grow in Puerto Rico, and not like the ones I had seen in Texas.
The person to whom I had sold the avocado called next and said he wanted to buy five more. I began calculating that I really wasn't making any money. I was buying the avocados at three for one dollar and was selling them for only 50 cents apiece. Plus I had to pay for the gas in order to deliver them.
The boss and I began taking and we decided we were going to have to begin charging seventy nine cents for each avocado. I told him I didn't want to call the fellow back up and tell him of the price change since I had just sold him one avocado for 50 cents. I told him to call the man back up and tell him the five avocados were going to cost seventy nine cents apiece instead of 50 cents.Dream Epics Home Page
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