Washing cars in Kensington
Our destination was India, but first we
We were part of the way there. Danny had arrived in London from Detroit
with about a
thousand dollars, and I’d managed to save about the same from my back-breaking
picking vegetables on a farm. But how were we going to make enough money
the air fare and our travelling expenses?
I had an idea. Washing cars. We were staying, temporarily, with my
parents in Kensington.
My dad was working as a chauffeur and one perk of the job was a nice
flat in one of the
wealthiest parts of inner London.
As we walked around the area, all we saw were top of the range Porsches,
BMWs, Jaguars. Surely these rich people didn’t have time, or the
inclination, to wash their
We set to work. Danny shopped for buckets, sponges and car shampoo. I
posters advertising our services.
Within two months we had made enough money to head off to India, and my
people kept phoning their flat for almost a year after we’d left asking
to have their car
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