Five years have gone by since the first time I have placed my first tip jar at my feet and forced myself to remain as still as humanly possible. I will answer a few of the questions I get asked the most.
"Are you real?"
"Do you ever have to go to the bathroom?"
-Yes, but I usually don't drink anything an hour or so before I go out so I don't have to. There is nothing worse than having to lug a 20lb box with a tip jar in it to a public restroom in the middle of the boardwalk.
"Will you go out with me?"
- I will agree to be your soul mate for the couple of moments we lock eyes on the boardwalk. I guess you can say I have commitment issues.
"Why do you do this?"
- In short, it is something I really enjoy. At times it has felt like a job, others it has been a love of my life. Having a balance of both allows me to go out often while not losing sight my passion for making people happy.