Friday, October 5, 2012

Where everybody knows your name

Mr. K. lives at an assisted living facility (ALF) "out in the country," in Tavares.

It's a beautiful part of Florida and only about 30 miles outside of Orlando.

There's a noticeable difference in all business. It makes me want to go inside and start looking at name tags to figure out who the owner is. I can honestly say I never have the same urge at the big chains. Here's a quick sampling of the area around where Mr. K. lives, compared to Orlando.

Orlando: 7-11, Publix, Chilli's, Outback, Friday's, Denny's, Terminex, Re-Max, Century 21, U-Haul Storage Center

Tavares: Jimmy's General Store, Scott's Country Market, Charlie's Grille, Billy's Cafe, Mary's Kountry Kitchen (spelled exactly that way), Shelley's Exterminator and Septic Service, Lou's Realty, Bob's Self Storage         

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