Posted by: Brad | February 28, 2009

Convenience Store Owner Performs on Street


Act 4 of Ram's rendition of Swan Lake. His use of street lighting and extremely well-dressed homeless ballerinas makes for a mystical performance.

Act 4 of Ram's rendition of Swan Lake. His use of street lighting and extremely well-dressed homeless ballerinas makes for a mystical performance.

Ram Venkatararam, the owner of the Food Here Convenience Store, has become the latest victim of the current economic turmoil. He has made the best out of his situation, however, by becoming a mime (also known as a ‘busker’, ‘street performer’, or ‘person so desperately in need of some cash, that they display their talent (or lack of) to businesspeople who only throw coins that they found on that street the night before, which were probably dropped by said busker anyway’).

Mary Mocking, a performing arts critic, said Ram’s performance was: “Delightfully desperate – an emotional rollercoaster ride of highs and lows; wealth and poverty; and difficult decisions: whether or not to sell the expired dairy.”

John Johnson, a local policeman, said of Ram, “Yeah, we’ll leave him there. He doesn’t cause too much harm, and it’s fun to nudge him when he’s sleeping. I especially enjoy watching his rendition of Swan Lake – it’s just so inspiring.” We left the interview there, because Officer Johnson began weeping and twirling like a ballerina.

If you wish to watch Ram’s performance, he performs every hour, on the hour. He is only performing for a limited time, until his financial situation improves, or he inevitably becomes a Hollywood star.

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Responses

  1. My situation is the same as Ram’s so I might try buskering too. Thanks for the suggestion.

    • The economic downturn sucks, but if more people do this kinda thing, they’ll probably save the world with their renditions of Swan Lake 😀

  2. I should totally have Joe try that. And see how much money I make off of him being a street performer, but a clean performer (you know what I mean?) lol!

    • Hehehe! He could drum!

  3. Too funny! Love the critic and police man’s names:)

    Poor Ram. We must do something for him so he gets his store back. I gave him some suggestions but he is a proud man.

    🙂

    • Thanks, Scriber’s Web!

      I was hoping this review would get him a bit more coin 😀

  4. So far I have collected 535 Marlboro Miles for Ram. We only need 215 more for Ram to get a t-shirt in his size.

  5. Those mimes are a scary lot. I have issues with them going back to my early childhood living in San Francisco. 😦


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