Screen, Guns III - Morman Edition
rossi at webslingerZ.com
Wed Sep 29 12:17:26 EDT 2004
> Wait a minute. I thought the Inc. article specifically said that Bob
> opened the gun/video shop because he had tried to run the drive-in
> full-time but wasn't able to make enough to live on during the winter.
> That says to me that the gun shop is a secondary business that is
> nonetheless necessary to keep the whole enterprise afloat.
> Let's say I'm a freelance writer, but I don't make enough freelancing to
> pay my mortgage, so I get a dull retail job for 16 hours/week to have a
> steady second income. Would you say that my freelancing income was
> "supporting" my retail job, or the other way around?
> The word "support" is certainly a funny/slippery thing in this context,
> but it seems clear to me that if you're running a gun shop in the
> concession stand of a drive-in, and you've been on record in multiple
> places as having been a drive-in nut since you were 12 years old, AND
> that it's sadly not possible for you to make enough $ to live on
> year-round from the drive-in, then the gun shop that you start as a
> secondary business to supplement the drive-in could be said to be
> "supporting" you in your dream of running a drive-in.
> Your "which is supporting which" question is the real disingenuous
> statement here, Duncan. If I were in the freelance/retail situation that
> I outline above, I would not hesitate to say "the retail job is merely
> supporting my real love, writing." Wouldn't you? So why are you
> pretending that it's impossible to reach a similar conclusion about the
My reading of your two posts finds you both to be in substantial
agreement. Am I missing something? You both seem to agree that both
businesses are vital to the survival of the other and both seem to agree
that figuring out which is supporting which is kind of silly. If I have
a stool with three legs which leg is supporting the other two?
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