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Who put the cart before the horse? Ask the carmakers!

Who got caught with their pants down?

Ken Kayse
6 min readAug 4, 2021


Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash

Not being prepared to satisfy your customers is a grave business mistake.
When the last available microchip is installed, and there are still cars on the assembly line waiting for their turns to be finished, hitting the “off” button is the last thing an employer wants to do.

There are serious repercussions to overcome when the “on” button starts everything running again. What a headache! No, wait, it’s more like “What a pain in the ass!”

When any of the businesses in the auto industry shuts down, it boomerangs across many other industries as well. Observing these shutdowns from a macro environment can tell volumes about the state of the nation’s economy.

This morning, when I went for my walk, I turned onto Economy Boulevard. All in all, it was a beautiful, invigorating breath of fresh air. It helped me clear my mind and sharpen my focus.

I began to notice all the cracks in the sidewalk, patched crevices, and bubble gum stuck to the ground. I couldn’t believe people spit out gum on the sidewalks anymore — yuck, it was disgusting. As I continue walking, more inconsistencies began sprouting up through these cracks.

This boulevard is a very different path from my normal routine, not at all similar to Main Street, or Market Street. What makes it so different is the amount of cash floating around the foundations of many of these businesses. There were tons of it, and it looks like it is being used to shore up the foundations of some very rickety businesses!

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Tiring from all this goose-necking, I soon sat down at an outside table at a small Café, where I notice a rather large oddity. All the other business establishments on the block, save this one, were banking institutions — and they were lending money hand over fist, trying to keep the boulevard from being swamped with unemployed workers.



Ken Kayse

When Life knocks you down, be a rubber ball and bounce up. I enjoy creativity and I love life! I write for fun and I live in the present. Try it you’ll like it.