Tuesday 26 April 2011

A Mistake With A Silver Lining

There is a story from many years ago that the market was closed for some reason on a normal working day but one trader turned up ready for business. There were no other traders and no office staff on duty so this trader looked very lonely. However, there were plenty of customers and our man sold well, very happy with his good fortune.
The modern day version of this story occurred on Easter Tuesday when food traders had decided not to trade but General Merchandise Traders were operating and there was a large crowd at the market. Apparently one of the fruiterers turned up for work, unaware of the no-trading decision. Yes, he did good business but had to clean up his own mess because there were no rubbish collectors on duty. A small price to pay we say.
The market is full of stories – we’d love to hear yours.