ROLL UP THE SIDEWALKS AND CALL IT A DAY?

TODAY IN MY LIFE...
If your lawyer asked you if you wanted to champion a cause to expose the bungling incompetents in a corrupt town full of bigoted, self-serving personnel, what would you do?  

By the way, there are no guarantees of winning because the local justice system is biased against "outsiders" (those with no family in the local area who were looking for small town America) and rumor has it that they can be bought also.

Oh and by the way, the town has lost multiple businesses (some quite large) in the past couple years and several more in just the past few weeks with more to come at the end of the year and is home to multiple sexual predators including the former chief of police and a current "person of interest" for an international child sex abuse pornography ring.  And the next town over has removed a stop light and reverted to a 2-way stop sign system.

Remember also that this is the same town that would "not get involved" when you were swindled to begin with when you bought a home full of black mold that was not disclosed, despite the agents and owners as well as the previous owners knowledge of it.  Every lawyer you called cited "conflict of interest" because of their involvement with either the previous owners or the real estate company and your were forced to seek out lawyers two towns away.  Remember too that of the lawyers that would even talk to you the advice was to spend the money it would take to fight fixing the problem instead of on the layers it would take to get out of the deal. 

Remember that now 5 years later you once again spent days finding a lawyer that would even talk to you because your town/country are "goofy" and "do things weird" so they don't really want to take your case.

And don't forget you will be footing the bill for ALL the fees until you win, IF you win.

I just wanted to give you enough background to make an informed decision.
BUSINESSES GONE IN THE PAST 2 YEARS WHILE YOU WERE AWAY CARING FOR FAMILY AND DEALING WITH CANCER:
  • BAKERY
  • CHURCH
  • 2 MOTELS
  • GIFT SHOP
  • PIZZA PLACE
  • RACE TRACK
  • COPY CENTER
  • LUMBER YARD
  • HARDWARE STORE
  • SANDWICH BISTRO
  • ANTIQUE/GUN SHOP
  • CHILD CARE CENTER
  • AUTO PARTS STORE (ONLY ONE IN TOWN)
  • ATV/SNOWMOBILE DEALER (ONLY ONE IN TOWN)
1/2 OF SCHOOL SHUT DOWN AND CLOSED UP, BUT NO LAYOFFS 
SO RATIO IS NOW 1 TEACHER TO 10 STUDENTS

BUSINESSES GONE IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS:
  • RESTAURANT
  • BAR & TAVERN
BUSINESSES RUMORED TO GO IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS:
  • RESORT
  • CHILD CARE CENTER
  • FURNITURE STORE (ONLY ONE IN TOWN)
BUSINESSES RUMORED TO GO OUT TO ATTRITION (RETIREMENT) THIS YEAR:
  • BARBER SHOP (ONLYONE IN TOWN)
  • SHOE REPAIR/RED WING DEALER (ONLY ONE IN TOWN)
     BUSINESSES STILL THERE (TECHNICALLY), BUT NEVER OPEN:
    • THEATRE
    • ANTIQUE MALL
    • BOWLING ALLEY

    4 comments:

    Martha said...

    Wow, I don't even know what to say!!

    Janet said...

    that paints a very bleak picture of small town america!!!

    Shannon W. said...

    I agree with Martha. Wow, indeed. This makes small towns even less desirable. :(

    ~3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

    It's a sad picture for sure.