Hat Tricks

World’s youngest hat salesman

Talk about marketing gurus wearing many hats, here’s a promising young salesman with at least four, to start with. And he plays more than one key role – handling “product display, sales, finance and supply sourcing”. I found him catching up on the headlines outside the Deccan Herald office on MG Road.

The next time you’re out here, when it’s really, really hot, let’s hope you find this moving hat rack with an amiable smile. And let’s hope you don’t push a bargain in your favor – we don’t want to narrow down his profit margin, do we ?

6 Comments so far

  1. cindy on March 31st, 2008 @ 6:07 pm

    Am I naive to hope that he is doing this only during non-school hours? To hope that the reading he is doing is helping him catch up on his homework?

  2. Sharath Bhat (sharathbhat) on March 31st, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

    I hope this post does not meander into a discussion on child labour. I did not and do not want to get into that thread. This was a candid picture of this little chap in a stack of hats and it was a picture just waiting to be taken. The fact that hundreds of young kids like him have to earn a living on the streets is a reality that stares us in the face. And that is beyond the scope of this post and my intention.

  3. radman on March 31st, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

    cindy, yes you are being naive. sharath, chill.

  4. Deponti (bglr_deepa) on April 1st, 2008 @ 10:33 am

    no, I am not doing any issue-visiting right now…merely want to say, I enjoyed this observant, witty post/photograph!

  5. cindy on April 1st, 2008 @ 12:38 pm

    I wasn’t trying to start a long discussion either.
    I know I am being naive, but I still had the hopeful thought. That’s all.

    I like the photo and also take heart that he is reading the paper! Hopefully someday he will be able to read Metblog Bangalore as well :)

  6. Preran (bglr_preran) on April 1st, 2008 @ 2:03 pm

    My ignorance of hats is next only to my ignorance of the theory of relativity. So, pardon me if I think that they look like cowboy hats. In any case, are there people who buy such stuff from the street? So far, except on fashion shows on TV, I have never seen a guy wearing such a hat in public.

    The photograph could be an essay in itself. That again reminds me about getting a camera for myself. The old 2MP guy has started acting cranky of late.

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