What better way to spend a be-ut-ee-ful winter's day than turning out to support the very first Bega Cash Mob's first public mobbing... (that's what I've been up to this morning)
what's a cash mob did you say?
welllllllll this how one of the first cash mobs (from the US-of-A) explains it:
"The general idea is to encourage people to go into small, local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of economic stimulus."
I accidentally heard about this first planned local mobbing via fb (as you do....) and thought
YES INDEEDY!!!! I'll be in that!
(ps here's where you can find the Bega Cash Mob fb page for all you fb peeps)
sooooo at 11am this morning a band of passionate (if slightly chilled) locals gathered in Ayers Walkway ready to mob a selected small Bega business - and here's what a mobbing looks like in progress.....
..... lots of folk lined up at the cash register with lots of small purchases ---
a win-win situation for all
It was a small action that cost very little individually yet collectively makes a large statement about the sort of society we want... one where small businesses thrive and one where our money is kept circulating around our small towns for as looooooong as possible....
Yay to Marianna of Candelo Books (our local independent bookseller) for bringing this to the Bega Valley
viva la (local) revolution!