"I don't always wear my hair like this," says Garrett. "It's a lot more breezy and just cooler than wearing a hat over it." The 22 year-old is on Franklin Street looking for a bite to eat on his way to work. He's wearing a black Jimmy John's t-shirt and carrying a matching visor. Garrett has three restaurant jobs: Weathervane (server), BIN 54 (expediter) and Jimmy John's. And "never" gets a day off. He's planning on heading back to university to study sports management after getting back on his feet.
"Went two years and pissed away an academic scholarship," he says. "I didn't go to class. I didn't realize how I messed up. I'm very fortunate to be able to go back to school."
What was his parents' reaction?
"[My parents] don't want me working three jobs for the rest of my life."
(photograph taken near Franklin & Mallette streets in Chapel Hill)