“Man, we was doing 1,000 pounds, 2,000 pounds! In pound notes, mind you. Selling shit you’d buy for maybe 60 pence? See, that’s bunce, pure profit. Funt, bobble, carpet, rove, jack, sexis, nevis, teenage bottle wine, cockle. I used to work four chains, a two-foot rope, 18-inch rope, a bracelet, a Figaro chain, a horn of plenty, and a lady’s or gent’s ring. Take them out of the set, wrap ’em each in tissue. If they’d say, ”Cahn’t we have a box?’ you’d say, ‘We all get a box one day, want one or not. And there’ll be flowers in the room, but you won’t be able to smell ’em neither.‘ We’d set up shop, mock auctions, the run-out, ram shop. These are all words and names describing the way people get ripped off.” – British actor Jason Statham, star of Guy Ritchie films, to Details magazine, describing his days street hawking with his father in London.
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