Originally posted by katev17
Okay you're getting confused again... it's not that he can't keep up with the business, it's that he got ripped off 2200 dollars, his store floor collapsed, and he unexpectedly had to deal with this.
Exactly. Most small businesses make just enough money to pay the bills and keep going. It takes on average 3-5 years for them to realize a profit. Without those two set backs, he obviously would have had the money to feed his snakes. In the world of small businesses, what he has experienced is a catastrophic event that some would fold because of.