Many of us have experienced having a dream that does not come true.
Perhaps we imagined how a scenario would play out, or that we’d be working in a different field from the one we do now. Maybe we’d set our sights on a certain romance that, for whatever reason, didn’t pan out.
The reality that things don’t always go the way we want or wish for is a sad part of life, as a youngster from South Australia recently discovered.
He was saddened when not a single client showed up after boldly setting out to launch his own café…
According to sources, Tom Oswald, an 18-year-old from South Australia, had plans to leave the more traditional pathways immediately after high school.
Oswald, who considered himself finished with study for the time being, decided to take a risk by starting a modest café in the town of Handorf, which is located south-east of Adelaide.
According to all reports, the adolescent poured a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and money into the enterprise, which resulted in a nice small place that he was excited to welcome customers to.
Tom, on the other hand, was allegedly disappointed when he opened his business… and didn’t see a single client. In a video that has now gone viral, he turned to TikTok to share his terrible story.
Tom’s shocking revelation has received over two million views, and he has a slew of internet supporters who are fast to back him.
“This makes me so sad, tell me where this is so I can come please,” one person replied.
“Me checking flights just to come and support this man’s cafe,” a third person said.
“We’ve got a group coming up to Hahndorf in a couple of weeks – we’ll come in for coffee!” remarked a third person.
View Tom’s TikTok video here or below:
@homeboy.co Still waiting for a customer #sad #adelaide #hahndorf #paintok ♬ original sound – yrn_editzz11
Tom explained how he had spent two years working at another cafe to have the necessary expertise to open his own. He conceded there was room for growth in his coffee-making abilities, but said he’s always working to get better.
“I am 18 years old, straight out of high school, currently in my gap year and this project is literally the only thing I’m ever working on,” the 17-year-old told News Corp.
“I’m either at the shop working or working from the outside, finding ways I can improve the business in any way I can.”
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