You can file this one under the you-just-can’t-make-this-stuff-up classification so often used when talking about Cuba. From Yoani Sanchez via Translating Cuba, one of the latest private sector, self-employed occupations now “allowed” by the apartheid dictatorship of the Castro crime family: The “Dandy.”
Self-Employed “Dandies” / Yoani Sanchez
A listing of approved “professions” for the self-employed:
176: Caricaturist: Show off your drawing talent through caricatures of tourists.
177. Artificial Flower Seller: Sell artificial flowers with small souvenirs, carrying a basket and maintaining an appropriate appearance.
178. Street Painter: Through your art reflect the colonial architecture of the Historic Center.
179. Dandy: Dress in a suit of the era, with cane and hat. In the development of your work you can execute dance steps…