I've expanded my site selection possibilities to include other parts of
town, as it's pretty difficult to find an available 1200 sq ft in a strip
mall without another haircutter already there.
Anyway, I've never had occasion to scout through the super-rich part of
town. I went through there looking for available retail spots, and was
surprised to find there isn't any--zero--zilch--none in their neighborhood.
Somehow, that strikes me as rather peculiar . . . seems to me that every
other street corner has a liquor store or laundry or 7-11 or something, but
this 10-12 square mile area doesn't have diddly squat. Huge houses (I
mistook one for a church), long driveways, the tallest trees in town, but
nary a single pizza joint. Anyone have any ideas why?
When foreigners move to the US they dream of opening their own business,
which is why so many donut shops and restaurants and auto-repair shops
are owned by people with accents. I believe that at some point the US
decided that it was low-class to be in trade, so everybody should go to
college and become a professional. The bad part, of course, is that we
now have an oversupply of lawyers.
No idea why there seems to be an undersupply of doctors, though. Wasn't
Clinton going to pay some medical school to reduce the number of
incoming students? Never did hear much about that. And we thought that
the Teamsters were a strong union...