Why didn't anyone tell the small business owner that his coffee tasted like sock water?
Someone's Simple Story
There used to be a little coffeshop near my house. Great location, nice decor, friendly owners, delicious cookies….terrible coffee. Practically undrinkable. It tasted like the water left after you rinsed your socks.
The first time I went in, there were very few customers. I felt sorry for the owner and asked him, “How’s business?”
He said, “Oh, it’s summer. Nobody wants hot coffee in the summer. Things will get better when the weather turns colder.”
Several months passed. I visited again. He was still serving sock water instead of coffee. “How’s business?”
“Oh, it’s too cold,” the owner said. “Everyone wants to stay home. Nobody wants to come to the coffee shop in the winter.”
A few weeks later, the coffeeshop closed for good.
I don’t know what that former coffeeshop owner is doing now, but I bet he’s not successful.
The moral she draws: AND I BET IT'S ALWAYS SOMEONE ELSE'S FAULT.
Another reaction: He’s running the business. It’s nobody else’s responsibility to keep him in business.
What IS the moral of the story?