When I was young I had a crush on skateboarders.
I would spend hours on the skateboard in the rain and I would have a crush, because I was so into them.
Then I was like, “oh, you’re gonna get caught!”
Then I would get to know them.
And then, one day, I saw a news story about how the skate shop industry was facing closure.
So I went there.
It was a very young skateboard shop in Melbourne.
I remember I was in the shop for just under two hours.
And when I went back, they were closed.
I was pretty shocked.
I didn’t know what to think.
I went into the shop, and I looked around and I was shocked.
So, I went to the website and I saw that the shop was closed.
And so I contacted the owners and said, “I’m sorry, I’ll call you”.
And then I contacted [the] owners.
I rang them, and they said, [to me] “you know, it’s just the shop is closed.
You should check the website”.
And I was really impressed with them.
I said, I’m not even sure I understand.
But they were very nice.
So then, I started looking around on the internet, and one thing I discovered is that skateboard shops are really important for people who are struggling to get by.
So that’s when I started going back to skate shops.
And it’s really great to see, the shopkeepers are so passionate about their business.
I think that’s a good thing.
The skate shop owners have to be there for their workers, for their customers, for the community.
And skateboard owners also have to support their workers in that area.
That’s why they’re so important.
So they’re also very important to the community, and that’s why we have a lot of people who do it for a living.
It’s so much more important for the skate business than it is for any other industry.