Sunday 9 October 2011

Market Interview - Andrew

Name? Andrew

Where were you raised?  Born in Cyprus, grew up in London. After living in London for 20 years came to Melbourne for a holiday and fell in love with the country enough to move here.
What do you do/sell at the market?  Engraving and key cutting, gift items
How long have you been at the market? 30 years
What do you like best about the market? When return customers tell you how happy they are with the service they received .
Worst moment? Parking.
Past jobs ? Dry cleaning, clothes manufacture, shoe repairs.
Sporting interests? Pilotta - Card game that came from France, (similar to bridge, big Cypriot pass time), soccer, afl, fishing.
If you were CEO for a day? Walk around all day and talk to traders about their concerns.
One thing nobody knows about you? I’m a painter, I like to paint landscapes and abstract images.
Favorite food? Thai food.
Favorite drink?  Shiraz.
Favorite TV show/ movie ?  Shawshank Redemption, Master Chef.
Fav musician /band? Greek singers, Rembetika (Greek underground music).
What is the best piece of advice you've ever been given? Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them up.
If you had your Sunday arvo free from the market, what would you do. ?  I would take my wife and 3 girls for a Sunday dinner.
If you were given a 2 week free holiday anywhere around the world, where would you choose to go?  Greek isles - never been.
Who is the most famous person you have met in your stall.?  Bon Jovi,

Thanks Andy

Interviewed by Tony