Bob the Burglar Alarm Salesman

Vintage burglar alarm.

I was teaching an art class in Sherman Oaks when I met an 87-year old man named Bob. We got to talking and he told me about his life. “I sold burglar alarms,” he said. Since he lived in a $10,000 per month senior community, I realized he must have done well for himself.

“What was the key to your success,” I asked.

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Loren Kantor

Loren is a writer and woodcut artist based in Los Angeles. He teaches printmaking and creative writing to kids and adults.