I should share this one on my blog too.
I NEVER give money to people that ask. I’ve made a commitment not to. So when Jesse asked me for some change, naturally I said no. But something happened inside of me this time. After passing him I thought to myself “I bet I could get an interesting video out of this dude and then I could pay him for his work.”
miltownkid: “Hey. I make videos and put them on the internet. I don’t give people money BUT I wouldn’t mind paying you for some video work. If I give you a dollar, would you do something for me on camera?”
Jesse: “Yeah man, thanks. That’s cool.” (And a God bless you was slipped in there somewhere)
miltownkid: “Cool. Well, you can do whatever you want. I’ll make sure some people see it. Tell a story, say what you’re about, tell a joke. Whatever.”
Jesse: [Starts singing]
miltownkid: “Is this what you want me to record? Should I start now?”
Jesse: [Still singing]
miltownkid: [Starts recording]
Anyhow, I like this new protocol for dealing with people that ask for money. I don’t know if I’ll do it to everyone, but if I like someone’s vibe I’ll give them the opportunity to do a little video production work. 😀
Jesse said he used to write music/songs and do other cool shit like that.