Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Humans of Downey - Pierre


"I grew up with my mom always having a regular job and a side business. Not that she taught me about running a business, it was more of watching her and picking up her work ethic. Sometimes she needed to make some extra money and the job only did so much.

"Basically, one year my mom bought me these portable Pac Man and Frogger games. If you're a 70s kid, you know just what I'm talking about. On Mondays, my mother would go to Cal Bull and what I did was, I would charge the kids 25 cents to play three games versus playing a video machine. Not for the sake of making money, but I wanted to get money to buy red vines candy because I knew we were going to the movies soon.

"So, indirectly, I became an entrepreneur in my grade school years not realizing what I was doing exactly. I made my own demand. I want candy and you want to play games. I would make 2 to 3 dollars a night."
~ Pierre

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