Xavier was manning a booth at the Farmer's Market. He works at Mangia Gourmet Restaurant in Gulfport, 40 miles north. I remember seeing it, almost right on the bay. I told him that we've been there several times, and like the funkiness. At Mangia, employees wear tie dyed shirts. We agreed that Gulfport is a throwback to the 60s, with wall air conditioners and terrazzo floors.
Xavier was wearing a Queens College shirt. He did not go there, but his brother did. He is now an investment banker and in two years will be making nearly $500,000. There is no labor, but a lot of stress.