Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Pavement Pounders (Part 8)

Hanoi sees lots of people selling newspapers and lottery tickets everywhere, around coffee shops, restaurants and markets. Their announcement would be like: "Báo mới, báo mới đây"- "New news paper here", and sometimes they record their own voice on the tape and simply play it over and over. Occasionally, they give some hot news which belongs the magazine to attract the readers. This is an easy job, if you like walking, but is not well-paid.

They earn from 20,000 to 50,000Vnd per day depending on the weather, how much hot news there is that day and the lucky numbers they have on their tickets. Lots of older people try to do this job instead of selling flowers or fruit which is better financially.

To be continued

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