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Can’t Wait in Line for a Cronut? Hire This Guy

[ABC News]

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Want to try a cronut, but don’t want to wait in line for one? This man will do the waiting for you.

While some people dread the thought of waiting in lines, Robert Samuel turned the drudgery and frustration of line-waiting into a business.

About two years ago, Samuel lost his job as a sales representative at an AT&T store.  Looking to make ends meet, he posted an ad on Craigslist offering to hold a spot in line for people when the new iPhone 5 came out.

“It wasn’t a business thing. It was just, ‘Hey, I need to make extra money,’” Samuel, 38, of New York, told ABC News’ “20/20.”

One man paid Samuel $100 to wait 19 hours outside of a store for the phone. “I was cheap. I know better now,” said Samuel.

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