The other day, a customer and I were chatting.
He sells bread at various farmer’s markets and was remarking on how his sales were down this year over the last couple of years.
“Oh, that’s too bad,” I said. “What do you attribute that to?”
“Well, overall, we just don’t have the population base for me to have as many regular customers as I need,” he said.
“Yup,” I said. It’s true – a big reason that a lot of rad businesses don’t last here is simply down to numbers. What would work in Toronto or Halifax, and what some people here would love to support, just doesn’t necessarily work here, or has to work on a much smaller scale.
“But, that’s partly what I like about the place, too,” He said. Meaning, he likes that there aren’t many people, that there is lots of space to be alone.
“Yup,” I said again.
What are you gonna do, eh?