Q. How did you afford to open a store while in college?
A. I was the treasurer of the student body. I said, ‘Let’s raise the revenue to start the store by asking the student body to vote on a tax.’ So then we had the money and the authority to open up a nonprofit convenience store on campus. It was great! I hired a carpenter and I bought the equipment from a department store that went out of business. I don’t dance, I don’t sing; it felt to me like the most artistic pursuit of my life.