When We Rise, We Rise Tall
I had a man walk into our bakery one day a few months ago that was passing through from NYC. You could tell he was from the corporate world by the way he was dressed and the ten cell phones he carried with him. No judgement here but it’s always so obvious with some people let me just say that.
He sat down to eat, answered emails and 20 minutes later headed to the register to pay. He handed me his ticket and then says, “Good food but the owner has to be crazy to be out here in the middle of a small town. No way to live or make money.” I just smiled at him and then he also says, “I bet my car is worth more than this place but hey everyone is different.”
I wasn’t going to say anything but then decided to reply back with, “Well, actually I’ve never been happier with where I am and own 3 of these bakeries in the state so I have no complaints on what I’ve been blessed with.” He didn’t say a word back to me and walked out the door.
I am taken back by the way people look at small businesses, almost as if we are poor. We’re not. Sure we may not drive BMW’s, take exotic vacations every year or wear tassels on our shoes but that doesn’t mean we are less than the person next to us. WE are in control of our future. We may fall flat on our face but when we rise, we rise tall. Some may not like the term “mom and pop” but what it means is that you work hard and love what you do each and every day. And NOBODY can take that away from you.
I Am A Mom and Pop
Trent Kimmal in NH