most train vendors tend to get people's sympathy. walkin the trains is no joke and more than once i've seen someone flash that "this person's worse off than i am, i'll buy something" look across their face before reaching for some money. though the vendors have a captive audience, they're still limited by what can be carried. so you see lots of vendors with carts on the train.
the more you can carry, the more you can make in a day. clearly, it's been true for this vendor, who has also had the foresight of a cooler, which can house hot and cold items, though not at the same time of course. if you look closely, in his hands is a sony psp*.
that is true success. this guy does so well, he can flaunt his success and eschew the sympathy customers. i'm still not happy he's taking up at least two standing-room spaces, but luckily it's not crowded.
* -- at least i think that's what it is. i don't know my portable consoles very well, so any of you that do can correct me if i'm wrong.