SAY IT AIN'T SO JOE! YOU FLEW THE COOP?
MISSION STATEMENT: Mission accomplished! Valentines Day 1996 I purchased Cenna's Cycles and opened "Gotta Ride Bikes". As I stepped into the waters of the retail bike shop business little did I realize how turbulent and deep the waters would be. Soon I realized I was in way over my head, as I sold off assets and cashed in my 401k plans to stay above water. Pushing off the bottom to find fresh air and treading against the waters of debt I dog paddled for ten years to find the shore of no debt. Arriving on the sands of no debt I found little relief as the evil incessant winds of rent escalation blistered any chance for retail harmony. Doggedly the persistence of the rightmost prevails after the arduous search for the land of no debt and a calm sanctuary. Twenty one years to the day the journey of retail completed, I stand safely on the shore looking back on the waters of retail as I pass my keys on to the next swimmer. Truly a Valentines story. The Joe.
OK, Joe. What's up with this? You bring on an experienced sales manager and then retire! You been eating my treats again? I hope you have a plan because I still expect three meals and a cozy roof as contract calls for. Don't make me call 444-4444! Just Say'n. Buddy, Vice President Sales and Barketing.