Perhaps Mine Host fosters a workplace culture of enterprise and individual achievement.
Perhaps Mine Host selects enterprising types as staff.
Perhaps it is pure chance.
But at least three (3) people who have been low level employees of the Wayside Tavern (with seat out of their pants, blah blah) have within a few short years become larger than average entrepreuers.
Two of them with debts now of more than $5 million. (Good on 'em!)
A third, having made a lot of money with nothing more than his hands and a mobile phone, has entered into a business where he places capital at risk (a shop).
This has gone quite badly, it looks as if he'll lose his shirt.
But it ain't over yet. He's putting tremendous effort (likely in vain) into saving the business.
His wife, has she pulled out the stops to support him, making the home front as much a sanctuary as possible, cooing & cah-ing over him, and giving him both refuge from the worries of the world and mental/spiritual comfort, in his time of distress?
Pig's rear end she has! The bitch has just about pulled the plug on him, calling his judgement into question, implying he is a failure & "loser", and haranguing him day & night at home, over his "blowing" of the fortune he had built up.
She's on the verge of moving out with the kids, and going back to her parents (who are rich - very rich)
Perhaps it is confirmation bias, but this is a very common response by women to their man facing financial or other hardship.
The added distress for this man is almost impossible to imagine. He never considered even looking at another woman, lives for his kids and what he can provide for them, and loves his wife dearly.
The distress caused by just the thought of his children no longer living under his roof, is, to a practicing Roman Catholic almost intolerable.
He is young, resilient and resourceful. He'll make another fortune (and if she pulls the plug she won't share in it.)
Neither will she notice or care, as her father is not just rich, but Rockerfeller type rich.
Even if she doesn't move out, she is making his life hell at a time when he needs support and reassurance that he has a loving family.
Instead she's jerking the rug from under him.
Hell has a special place for such women.