Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Best pitch

According to Mosaic Man, the towel rails I bought from John Lewis had ridiculously unfeasible fittings, so yesterday I took them back. And on the trip I got talking to the Big Issue seller on Division Street. He said he’d been standing there for 2 hours and only sold two issues, so I suggested he walk down the road to John Lewis.

He told me he wasn’t allowed to do that because it wasn’t his pitch. But what is much more interesting is that the John Lewis pitch is one of the best ones in Sheffield, so every month the Big Issue sellers put their names in a hat and two names are drawn – one for the morning and one for the afternoon. So next time you want a Big Issue, remember that the John Lewis seller has an advantage, and buy it from someone on a different pitch.

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