With the economy as it is, desperate times don't call for desperate measures - it calls for creative measures. You know the saying, "When life hands you lemons, make lemonade." Well, when life hands you nothing but cardboard, make cardboard shoes. Forget making cardboard ATMs - your new endeavor may very well lead you to something way better than a useless cardboard ATM: A real ATM that dispenses real, hard cash. If you've got the talent, you may be able to jump start a new career as an Artiste de Chaussures (guys, that's "shoe artist" in French). Check out these shoes for inspiration, as well as for sizing up your competition.
Hey, it's a much more entrepreneurial way to spend your unemployed (or underemployed) time than watching reruns of "Judge Judy" in your drawers everyday. So put your pants on and head to your local supermarket dumpster to grab some cardboard (it's free!) and start crafting your masterpiece kicks. Although you won't be able to wear them, who knows if they'll end up scoring you the real ones? Think of your newfound cardboard cobbler trade as the ultimate visualization technique: Make an exquisite pair of Nike's, tell them about it, and you may have the exact pair arrive at your doorstep, compliments of Nike. And don't stop there. Push for some Gucci's too.
How do you like them cardboards now?