12 hours ago
Monday, December 14, 2009
Chiropractors are thick on the ground in Mayberry. One of the few Chiropractic colleges is located here, and it seems young students come, like it and won't go away. Which has its good and bad points.
Certainly, its good for commercial real estate. Young professionals saddled with debt appear to prefer to hang out their own shingle rather than team up. It's better for business I suspect.
For a long time, I thought it was peculiar to Mayberry that a large number of crack a backs chose to locate on the second floor of strip malls and roadside commercial properties. I suspect the rents are cheaper than street level, which works out pretty well as long as you don't trouble to concern yourself about your patients needs.
Now put yourself in the patient's shoes, or perhaps you are a shoe wearing patient. You've been hurt, you're in pain. Your back's killing, so what do you do? Dig out the Yellow Pages, remember them?, and look for a Crack a Back nearby. Ya make an appointment, show up a few minutes early, get out of the car and look at the steps.
If you could climb the steps, you wouldn't need a doctor.
As I said, I thought this may have been a local phenomenon, that is until I Googled images for "2nd floor Chiropractors". There are hundreds if not thousands of images.
Somewhere you would think they would teach these kids how to run a business, wouldn't you?