Trust fund misery that customers might never normally imagine much less know they experience is explained. Kismet.
Kismet means, “meant to be.”
Like things that are simply meant to be. Unstoppable kind of stuff. It can also be the name of a store. Neat name. Instead of discussing the word or the potential name of a store it’s more important to discuss something else that does not have to be kismet but many times is. The word kismet can be used to describe what is happening to parts of the small retail shop industry, especially in resort areas or pricy shopping districts. Trust fund recipients don’t like to be known as trust fund recipients.
How many people in your life have ever told you about the trust fund stipends received every month? If the answer is “none” then you are a regular person in this culture. So what do many trust fund recipients do? They open a business. Then they are business people and also have a place to get away from home and meet or see other people on a regular basis. That seems cool, right? What’s the problem? The possible misery part of this ‘meant to be’ kind of ‘business’ can reach you as a shopper. Trust funder’s don’t care whether they make money or not, as they get along just fine with their trust income.
They also don’t want to work, order, put up with employees or even sell. They just want to have the place. A lot of times they don’t even open their stores if they don’t feel like it. You, as a customer, don’t get to know what the problem might be. The next time you get terrible service or the shop with well-posted but ill-kept hours does not open, think about the ownership of the place. If you think the practice of kismet ownership is uncommon you would be wrong.
Fully twenty percent of all businesses in a resort area are kismet (trust funder owned) businesses.
The continuing problem with the snow accumulation on Lake Geneva public walkways. This has been remarkably gentle when it has come to the blanketing of snow normally common to southern Wisconsin residents and visitors alike. Three snowfalls have occurred in as many months. That’s it. So what’s going on inside the neat multi-truck, multi-employee street department of Lake Geneva when it comes to getting rid of the white stuff? Why is snow removal such an overwhelming task this year? Do Lake Geneva street employees hibernate during the cold months only to be called from torpor when disaster occurs? Or, is it only the street department management that is nestled inside warm cave-like offices?