Lines: God’s punishment for wanting nice things.
But for one group of particularly savvy gentlemen, they’re also a lucrative business opportunity.
Same Ole Line Dudes LCC is a team of professional line-sitters that waits for your wants – everything from new iPhones to Saturday Night Live tickets, Air Jordans and cronuts. Someone even paid them $25 plus the cost of the order to deliver this derelict chicken sandwich:
They earn up to $1000 a week, sometimes waiting in line for days, and have created a pretty robust little empire for themselves. Their service starts at $25 an hour, plus $10 for each additional half hour after that. That’s already $45 dollars for a two-hour commitment, which is the minimum booking length. Additional costs include charges for inclement weather ($), delivery to Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx ($$), and journeys on the Staten Island Ferry, New Jersey Path, LIRR, or Metro North Station ($$$). SOLD’s Instagram is especially awesome, regularly publishing line reports on location.
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Their website even features photos of prominent lines they’ve waited in as testament to their outstanding work. Incredible!
The consumerist human behaviour that allows a business like this to thrive is a pretty clear indication that society’s going off the rails, but that’s no fault of the Line Dudes.
Check it out: