Long. My dad and his family migrated over here in the early 70s from Calabria, Italy. They soon bought a share in chicken shop. Then sold that and focused on pizza shops. My dad has owned and run pizza shops for over 35 years. Pizza shop was once a very profitable buisness as much as 60% profit of the turnover. The hours were long 12 hours 7 days a week. There was serious money to be made. My dad always tells me the amount of money he used to waste gambling over the years. I started working in my family business in 2005 when I finished school. My dad has since semi retired. He owns his own home outright and a couple others bringing some decent rent. Dad always told me they were one of the only shops around in 1970s The only other one was another pizza shop called Johnnys Pizza. I had heard a lot about Johnny over the years from my Dad mostly and other people in the area. Mainly that ; -He was Italian -He had been there since 1970ish -He once owned 10 pizza shops at one time and was once offered $2m for all of the stores from investors but didn't sell. This was the 70's so $2m was serious $$ -He had no family or wife -He was hard worker -Pizzas was the only job he knew Last night at work a little old Italian man came through the door. We were almost closed. He said in Italian accent "I want to speak to the boss I have some important buiness to discuss" A regular customer came through the door and started talking to him. I then realised the old man was Johnny, the legend himself! He started telling me how he was the 2nd pizza shop in SA! He told me about his many pizza shops. He told me he is still very busy man and is on the Italian radio once a week He started quizzing me to prove how good his mind is. When was South Australia founded he asked? What does the word Austalia mean? I guessed a couple of things that were wrong. He shook his head. He then started telling me I still have lots to learn and even though his body is old his mind is not much older than mine! I couldn't help but laugh not out of disrespect but I was actually excited to see this man in person. He then said that even though he is retired now he is still a very busy man and that he travels around to pizza shops helping them. And that was what he wanted to speak to the boss about. I asked him about his acerage and he said he had to subdivide and sell it to get out of debt. I asked him where he live and he said Elizabeth. It then came to me. This man is 85 years old. Had worked HARD for over 40 years. Had no family and had no money. And the reason he was here was to talk to someone, to feel appreciated and to possibly make some money. I felt suprised and sad at the same time. I dont know where it went wrong for this man. He was still healthy looking for a 85 year old! He still seemed happy despite his situation. I admired that.