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Kiosk days

April 3, 2013

I started this blog writing about my friend M’s job in a tobacco stand. After not being paid for four months, she quit. The last time I visited M in the kiosk for a coffee and a chat, she was bored because there was hardly any inventory left to sell, so she started sketching to pass the time. Walking by recently, I noticed that the kiosks have all been closed. I heard that the owners moved to Serbia.

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. April 3, 2013 3:25 pm

    viva la Bosna!

  2. April 3, 2013 3:51 pm

    That’s a sad story… I like how you could just look at the pictures and get the whole story without words.

    • April 3, 2013 4:55 pm

      ah i’m glad the photos told the story too…

      • April 3, 2013 6:26 pm

        I really like the photo-story, you should do more like this! Maybe one without any writing at all…

      • April 3, 2013 7:26 pm

        ooo! i’ll think about what might make a good story..

  3. Julie permalink
    April 3, 2013 4:10 pm

    not paid for four months! is that common over there?

    • April 3, 2013 4:53 pm

      very very common… unfortunately. it’s common to be paid less than agreed, not to be paid, etc. one of the first questions a person asks, when trying to find out about a job is “do they really pay each month?”

  4. April 3, 2013 6:41 pm

    Wow, how hard for your friend! I hope she finds a job soon that will truly support her!

    • April 3, 2013 7:25 pm

      yeah i am praying for her.. but like you wrote about today sometimes trials can be a blessing, it’s a real exercise of our faith… m is an inspiration to me in that!

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