Where will we get our $30 hot dogs now?

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  1. newcastlefan

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    Vendor fired for selling tourists $30 hot dogs
    By Kevin Fasick, Dana Sauchelli and Natalie O'Neill

    May 22, 2015 | 12:18am

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    Ahmed Mohammed was fired after charging tourists $30 for hot dogs.

    Stick a fork in him — the food vendor who charged tourists $30 for a hot dog was canned for the sausage scam, his boss revealed Thursday.

    Ahmed Mohammed — whose fluctuating frank prices ranged from $3 to $30 near the World Trade Center — was also fleecing owners of the food cart, his boss Abdelalim Abdelbaky, 22, told The Post.

    “I fired him over it yesterday after I watched the news,” said Abdelbaky, whose father owns the food cart and vending license.

    “He told me he charged the people $2 a hot dog. He lied to me.”

    Abdelbaky said the vendor pocketed the extra dough — and left his family with hundreds of dollars in fines to pay off.

    On Wednesday, Mohammed was slapped with three food-vending citations — after WNBC caught him on camera overcharging customers with accents, police sources

    http://nypost.com/2015/05/22/vendor-fired-for-selling-tourists-30-hot-dogs/
     
  2. XuXu

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    America is all about entreneurship.
     
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    Difference between this guy and guys in suits a few blocks over on Wall St.? 0.0

    Well, except for a few 0's in profit of course. :jj:
     
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  4. newcastlefan

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    the guys on Wall St are fair: they rip off everyone equally. this guy was predatory and discriminatory since he targeted foreigners.
     
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    Disagree. People who were "in the know" didn't get snookered half as much as regular people, retired people, etc. so in that way the scam is remarkably similar.
     
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    financing ISIS
     
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    They're worth $30 because of the NY water they're boiled in. :grad:
     
  8. newcastlefan

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    being in the know is not the same as being targeted: were they not in the know they would have been ripped off too. wall st is an equal opportunity offender: you give them the opportunity and they will take advantage of you.
     
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    Well yeah, I'm sure this guy would have charged everybody $30 a pop if he thought he could get away with it, but he gauged people's knowledge levels first before giving them a price. I'm just using Wall St as a catch all term for the people in finance who sell people shit to make the most profit. Junk bonds, subprime housing loans, reverse mortgages, whole life insurance.


    edit: finance, not fiance :jj:
     
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    so hes not fired for selling $30 hot dogs, hes fired for pocketing $28 per hot dog
     
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    Isnt the license for a cart in a high traffic area like the 9/11 memorial like $100k a year or something crazy like that too?
     
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    I recommend Levi's stadium. Not only do you get 'yer highfalutin' hotdog, you can also enjoy a bottomless traffic jam in and out of the stadium.

    Good times!
     
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    deport him
     
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    So my germ phobia pays off again. I wouldn't go near a hot dog cart.
     
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    His cousin can take over the cart, his name is...
    Bendar Dundat..
    :cwl:
     
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    Well,you can actually see this guy slipping you the meat.
     
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    That guy was a real disgrace to the filthy Indians who work hard and smell worse in the city.
     
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    fucking arabs
     
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    You would have paid the $30. Rube.