The People Walker Walks People Instead Of Dogs
Chuck McCarthy is a people walker.
He also happens to be a struggling actor who was looking for a way to earn some actual cash around Los Angeles while he goes for his big dream.
He thought about dog walking.
Chuck loves dogs.
Poop, not so much.
So he got creative and came up with the idea of walking people.
He tells The Guardian newspaper that he went low-tech.
He scrawled “The People Walker” on a plain white t-shirt.
He put up some old-fashioned flyers on lamp posts around his neighborhood and he was in business.
“Need motivation to walk?” they ask from lamp posts. “Scared to walk alone at night? Don’t like walking alone at all? Don’t want people to see you walking alone and just assume you have no friends? Don’t like listening to music or podcasts but can’t walk alone in silence, forced to face thoughts of the unknown future, or your own insignificance in the ever expanding universe?”
Local LA TV station KABC did a story on The People Walker.
He charges $7 per mile.
Even more than walking, Chuck is finding he’s selling companionship and an open ear.
Things are really taking off for The People Walker.
He now has his own Facebook page and is recruiting other people walkers.
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