Well, it finally happened. I semi retired from vending last year, so I could focus on teaching vendors. I taught a young African Aerican couple to take over the vending business I'd been developing in Ohio for 20 years. I didn't charge them any tuition as I taught them everything they needed to continue serving my customer base.
Instead of sticking to his promise to always purchase the merchandise from me, he under cut me with another supplier, and left me without any income from my life's work. Yes, it took me decades to perfect The Headwrap Vendor Method well enough to teach others how to duplicate my success. To make matters worse, the couple now claims that it was them, and not me who invented the method. They took me for all I had.
SHOULD I HAVE SEEN THE RED FLAG
I was always taught not to judge people, but give them a chance to prove their character. Is it a red flag when people tell you that they weren't raised properly because of crack addicted and mentally ill mother? The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Corruption is a family nurtured trait. Should i have been a snob and rejected them on the grounds of their heritage?