She’s unhappy with a reader’s slam of ‘mom-and-pop’ businesses
Jim McDonnel wrote, “I despise mom and pop operations because they represent regressive stagnation, gross over-pricing, and worst of all, incredible inefficiency.”
IMHO this man is a complete moron. How in the world could anyone have an opinion such as that? Mom and pop operations are what this country was founded on. Had to be the starting point. My husband and I sat in stoney, shocked silence to read this. Is this guy a WalMart official?
I guess things do change, but just wait till one day when WalMart and the other big boxes are all we have to choose from and we’ll see what happens to prices and efficiency then. Truly, I am stunned that anyone could have such an opinion! Takes all kinds, I reckon, but truly I had no idea there were any of THAT kind. Just shakin’ my head….
But on a lighter note, congrats on your entrance to the Texas Tavern becoming unbarred! That’s been a lot of fun to watch.
And thanks for your column. We always look forward to what you have to say.
“Mom” of our mom and pop business…..grrrrr…..
Note from Dan: Jim McDonnel is a retired college professor in the life science field.