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Old 02-22-2013, 12:59 AM
 
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This seems to have stopped now (whew) but did anyone else ever witness the fruit snacks guy in Grand Central in the walkway between the 7 and the 4/5/6? Every day durning the morning commute... "fruit snacks one dollar one dollar one dollar" over and over. Who on earth buys fruit snacks at 9am?

I always wonder where they get the boxes of Welches Fruit Snacks and M & M's to sell.
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Old 02-22-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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I always wonder where they get the boxes of Welches Fruit Snacks and M & M's to sell.
Costco or BJ's.

Or by other means.
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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Funny that this thread got bumped up. I thought about it yesterday as I saw 2 candy guys in one single commute. And yes, I'm sure they get the box but sell individually. I knew a guy who did this in Ohio. He was a high school stüdent and bought a box of snickers. He told ppl his class was taking a field trip so it was a fund raiser. In reality, the "field trip" was a trip for him to Florida:-)
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Old 02-22-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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I haven't seen those candy/fruitsnacks guys lately, ever since I moved to the UES. Do they not frequent the 4/5/6 as often?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:02 PM
 
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Lately I've been seeing a guy selling batteries. I haven't seen that since maybe 2005. Who uses batteries now a days on the train, since ipods replaced disc-mans I truly wonder who uses them.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:05 PM
 
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Few weeks ago, had a lady sit next to me on the train. She takes out a steaming cup of coffee and, get this, takes the lid off. So this hot cup of coffee filled to the brim is next to me on a moving train. Every time the train jerks, she holds out the cup like 'I can balance this'. Like no you can't, stupid. So I quickly move to another seat. Maybe ten seconds after I do, she spills the cup burning her hand as well as the guy on the other side of her.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:10 PM
 
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This seems to have stopped now (whew) but did anyone else ever witness the fruit snacks guy in Grand Central in the walkway between the 7 and the 4/5/6? Every day durning the morning commute... "fruit snacks one dollar one dollar one dollar" over and over. Who on earth buys fruit snacks at 9am?
I remember him because of his heavy accent... like 'un dollah, un dollah, un dollah'.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I always wonder where they get the boxes of Welches Fruit Snacks and M & M's to sell.
In the late 80's early 90's we use to steal them off of trucks and new stands by the boxes. You know how many newstands/groceries there use to be everywhere.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: NY
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I haven't seen those candy/fruitsnacks guys lately, ever since I moved to the UES. Do they not frequent the 4/5/6 as often?
I see at least one guy every day on the 4. The other night, there was a very young kid, maybe 11 or 12, selling candy on the train at 10:00 p.m.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Can't believe this thread is still going, Awesome.

Sadly, i ran into a friend on the train this morning. I was sitting at the last seat before the railing on the side. My friend had enough room to sit next to me but asked me to move and sat next to this older women. There was not enough room for me at that point and he yelled for her to move. I was shocked, Told him he needs to calm down. He had enough room next to me the first time. Poor form on his part. I was embarrassed to say the least.
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