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Oh I bet you're vividly picturing dudes twirling their tips.
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Group helicoptering!
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Y'all here poasting about their questionable bidness practices while they're laughing themselves to dat bank.

Yeah...

There's a hybrid bike shop/coffee shop here in town. They serve good coffee, and sell urban/city bikes. Bikes are straight-tube hi-ten steel (not even chromoly), and the parts are mostly generic chinese bits. Nothing fancy, but by building them in a coffee shop in Chicago, they can sell them for $1000. You could get a hell of a lot more bike from a normal bike shop...but it wouldn't look as cool.

But at one point I heard that the guy had been offered big $$$ to franchise it...start opening up locations in LA and Brooklyn or wherever.

I'm not mad though. I'd certainly never pay that much money for what they are selling, but the coffee shop itself is nice, and the bikes look way better than the big name branded bikes...if I were more of a "hang out at the coffee shop" kind of guy, I would totally hang out there.
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in my town there is a coffee shop but the twist is that there are a bunch of cats living there and you can mingle with them and if you hit it off they are available for adoption. it looks like a regular coffee shop except for the cats. 

 

there are also coffee shops with bikini baristas, but i guess they run into problems with prostitution and solicitation surprise surprise. 

 

turns out there are a whole bunch of things you can sell along with coffee. 

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Everone be like "Man I tell you what living in St. Louis you can have springlike weather one day and then it be cold like winta the very next day it is c-c-c-craaazy here in St. Louis!!!"

I usually bite my tongue but in my mente I'm like "pretty nearly everywhere in what we broadly call the midwestern United States is like that it is not unique to the STL."
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in my town there is a coffee shop but the twist is that there are a bunch of cats living there and you can mingle with them and if you hit it off they are available for adoption. it looks like a regular coffee shop except for the cats. 

 

after reading this sentence, i thought you were l'inc.

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there are also coffee shops with bikini baristas, but i guess they run into problems with prostitution and solicitation surprise surprise. 

 

I think theres one really popular one in Arizona, though I'm not sure if you can even call what they wear bikinis.

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One thing I consistently notice among the youngish people of which I encouter at university is that they wildly overestimate the positive change they are going to make in the world. For example, people who are new to teaching are always be like "I am going to leverage the classroom experience for transformative consciousness raising event to where I bring students to reckelnition of the wrongs of the world to where solidarity consciousness will emerge bring a defeneltive end to evils (racism, sexism, transphobic cis-centrism, fur coats, the marketplace, etc)." And I'm like "No, you are not going to do any of that. If you are lucky, you will get 10% of them to learn how to use semicolon the right way 32% of the time."
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One thing I consistently notice among the youngish people of which I encouter at university is that they wildly overestimate the positive change they are going to make in the world. For example, people who are new to teaching are always be like "I am going to leverage the classroom experience for transformative consciousness raising event to where I bring students to reckelnition of the wrongs of the world to where solidarity consciousness will emerge bring a defeneltive end to evils (racism, sexism, transphobic cis-centrism, fur coats, the marketplace, etc)." And I'm like "No, you are not going to do any of that. If you are lucky, you will get 10% of them to learn how to use semicolon the right way 32% of the time."

I particularly enjoy it when a youngster (18-19 or so) discovers that the riches of the world are there for those who have the guts to MAKE THINGS HAPPEN! or other such stuff. Usually this discovery comes after they attend a MLM seminar. It's fun when they clog up my FB feed with inspirational posters and tough-guy platitudes or disdain the idea of working for someone else. It makes me chuckle in my rueful, old-man way.
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I don't get that enthusiasm either. I've been cynical for as far back as i can remember - like very early childhood
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I don't get that enthusiasm either. I've been cynical for as far back as i can remember - like very early childhood

I think it mostly comes from the idea that they have discovered the secret to untold wealth. Usually it somehow stems from the idea of "passive income," not realizing that passive income is generated by some substantial block of already-owned wealth of some kind. They usually don't have much of a plan for how to accumulate that wealth so they can start generating passive income.
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Trick to generating dat passive income is basically to just Git-R-Done. I mean you can spell it out in specific action items and suchlike, but that's the jest of it.
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I think it mostly comes from the idea that they have discovered the secret to untold wealth. Usually it somehow stems from the idea of "passive income," not realizing that passive income is generated by some substantial block of already-owned wealth of some kind. They usually don't have much of a plan for how to accumulate that wealth so they can start generating passive income.

The best way to get passive income is to start with somebody else's money.
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Trick to generating dat passive income is basically to just Git-R-Done. I mean you can spell it out in specific action items and suchlike, but that's the jest of it.

 

 

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The best way to get passive income is to start with somebody else's money.

 

I think Link is right.  Passive income comes from doing stuff.

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The best way to get passive income is to start with somebody else's money be on sabbatical
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