April 17, 2014

O is for Originality

If there is anything I've learned it's that there is no originality in Pana. If one person has an idea then everyone else uses that same idea for their businesses.  If a person comes out with the idea of handing out flyers for their restaurant, everyone else will follow. If someone decides to sell odds and ends on the side of the streets, everyone else will follow.  It doesn't matter the idea or who came up with it, there really isn't any originality.  

We had the idea of selling hot dogs over Easter weekend, well guess what happened. The word leaked out and now as far as I know there are a few other people who have decided to do the very same thing.  Like I said no originality. If you need any food product, hygiene item, etc. You will find that almost every tienda will have the exact same items no matter where you go, you just have to take your pick. 

There's not much competition in Pana. There isn't much thought to what could be next big thing. They usually stick with what they've always done. It's so funny to me to watch sometimes.  I love the people, but they sure do lack originality.  :) 

1 comment:

  1. That has to be a little frustrating for you! I guess it would be hard to come up with an idea, and then keep it a secret!! :)