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From street corners and medians, vendors scrape by without walls

Kendall Drive and 127th Avenue

What's your name?Carlos.

How long have you been selling flowers?Two days.

Two days? How do you like it?It's good, I'm making money -- a lot.

How much did you make your first day?Forty bucks.

What advice would you give to someone who wants to do what you do?Well, it's not bad, but the only thing is you have to walk a lot.

Have any girls tried to talk to you while you're working?No.

Bird Road and Galloway Road

Okay, first, what's your name? You don't have to give me your real name if you don't want to.Lazaro.

Okay, Lazaro. Is that your real name?Yes.

So what do you do?I just pass out flyers.

What are they for?Car insurance.

How much do you get paid doing this?I get paid weekly, $340.

How long is your average workday?I work about eight or nine hours a day, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

How many flyers do you usually pass out?About 700 a day.

How many girls would you say have given you their number?Four or five so far.

Do people compete with you to try to take over the spot?Oh yeah, yeah of course.

Do they try to intimidate you?No, no, they just try to take your cards.

Like snatch them out of your hands and run away? Are you saving your money to start your own business or something like that? What kind of business are you going to start?A plumbing business.

What's it going to be called?Lazaro's Plumbing.

That's a good name.Thank you.

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