Group Of Retired Friends Set Up ‘Old Coots’ Booth At Farmers Market – What Happens Next Is Amazing
Getting advice from an elderly person is one of life’s greatest values.
However, not everyone is fortunate enough to have their grandparents living close by. Not everyone has somebody to turn turn to for help.
These seniors want to fill this hole in the community after retiring. So they did something really great on their own initiative. Read on to learn the amazing thing they did!
In their hometown of Salt Lake City, Utah, a group of lifelong friends had a regular meeting place: a coffee shop. They should share their stories with others because it was through their get-togethers and recounting of events that they arrived at their profound realization.
One of the group, Tony Caputo, 69, noticed something: across the street, at a farmer’s market. There were hundreds of people passing by.
He suggested that the group set up a booth so he could offer advice. The additional guys thought it was a great idea. So the following week they set up a booth with a huge sign stating “Old Coots Giving Bad Advice”, “It’s probably bad advice, but it’s free”.
Men were open to discussing a wide range of topics. Politics and religion, however, were the two notable outliers.
They waited for somebody to come up to them and solicit guidance from them.
As a few customers trickled in and had a good experience, word allegedly spread, and a tiny but growing line formed in front of their booth. The so-called “Old Coots” were sought for for advice on a wide variety of issues. Everything from love and dating to education and employment concerns, and even decisions about mobile phone and internet service providers.
The men were willing to engage in conversation on any topic. But religion and politics were the two notable exceptions.
They waited for someone to approach them so they could ask for help.
When a small number of customers tried their wares and had positive experiences, a considerable line formed in front of their booth. The so-called “Old Coots” were frequently consulted for guidance on anything from love and relationship concerns to academic and professional dilemmas, as well as technical matters such as which cell phone or internet plan to purchase.
One of their fans commented, “They know everything, plain and straightforward!”
Someone else chimed in, “They are the wisest elderly coots you’ve ever asked guidance from.”
Their fame was such that they were asked to appear on Good Morning America. The men have made a name for themselves with their genuine personality and sound advice.
A booth set up specifically to provide free advice to kids is a wonderful concept.
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