We thought customers would not come back, but they surprised us: store owner

The New Indian Express Chennai|May 28, 2020

We thought customers would not come back, but they surprised us: store owner
EVER since Suresh (54) and his family tested COVID-19 positive, the names of the two small stores they own in Mylapore, were flashed in the media all over the city. This gave them sleepless nights for the most part of their quarantine, wondering whether they would be able to get good business again.
NIRUPAMA VISWANATHAN

On Wednesday, when Suresh opened his shop after he and his family recovered from the infection, they were in for a pleasant surprise. Customers, old and new, poured in to wish him luck and enquired about his health.

“So many shopkeepers had tested positive in the city. As I was among the first, our shop’s name was on television channels. I was upset because all our customers are from this area. They already knew that we tested positive and were careful. So, what is the point in revealing the store’s name to the whole world,” asks Suresh.

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