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Stranger Than Fiction

A man makes £160 per day by standing in line for other people

Published:Wednesday | January 26, 2022 | 8:38 PMA Digital Integration & Marketing production, BANG Bizarre

Freddie Beckitt has combined queuing up with his career as a historical fiction writer and explained how his clients range from families to pensioners.

Beckitt has experience standing in the cold but explains that he usually queues professionally in the summer when exhibitions are on in London.

He told The Sun newspaper: "I worked eight hours for a job queuing for the V&A's Christian Dior exhibition for some very well-to-do people around their mid-sixties.

"The actual queuing was just three hours, but they asked me to collect their tickets too and wait for them to arrive, so I just had hours perusing the V&A museum being paid £20 an hour. It was great."

Beckitt also explained that he is often booked months in advance to stand in line for major events, especially at Christmas.


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