Friday, September 16, 2005

Hampden Is What Dreams Are Made Of

I don't know about you, but I don't want to work at Chili's.

I don't know anyone who has dreams of working at Chili's. I'm sure that someone will point out to me that someone has. A dead end job is better than no job. But I think you'll find that a lot more people have dreams of opening up their own small business. Perhaps a bookstore. A record store. A cafe, a boutique...

Because these are dreams - working for yourself, or with a small group of like minded people. It's more than a job, more than just making a living. It's about carving out a niche, expressing yourself. It's not easy running your own business and it becomes less and less of a viable option when rents go up, chains take over and people just don't give a shit about where their money goes just to have that "kick-ass queso skillet".

Yes, big formula chain businesses have advantages. But dreams aren't one of them.

I really hope it doesn't rain tomorrow.

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