Old Dress Alteration
So what if he misspelled it? The business idea isn’t really bad. As a matter of fact, I think it’s brilliant!
Meet Ravi, the proud owner of…well, I just noticed that he doesn’t really have a proper name for his business. Nevertheless, he walks through the streets of Rahul Colony everyday, pushing his cart. A golden bell, made of brass, dangles on one of the posts that supports the make-shift roof on his cart; it tinkles as he pushes the cart, a gentle way to remind the people in their houses that he is passing by.
The things that he use to run his small business are all pre-loved stuff. There’s an old Vidya sewing machine, that is undoubtedly the most costly investment for this business, a couple pair of scissors, measuring tape, threads, a plastic stool to sit on, a wooden block (although I do not know what it is for).
Ravi is in his middle thirties, married to a woman who is always smiling, and has two intelligent kids. He only speaks Telugu. A very hardworking man, Ravi is always busy doing one thing or the other. This business of his is hardly a year old, but he makes up to 600 rupees per day, what with a lot of homemakers these days not finding the time to modify their own clothes. I blame the back-to-back, never-ending soaps on television.
Have old clothes that needs alteration and missed Ravi’s cart? No worries. You can always call him on his cellphone, and he’ll come over to your house to make your life a little easier!