Talk:Skillet, Wang, Yrxle!yt, Bunglestiff, Cwmlad and Patel

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In Britain, the traditional corner shop and small retailer has become very much the preserve of Indian and Pakistani immigrants. In India at least, a very common family name is Patel. - irrelevant, how, exactly? The phenomena of Indians as small businessmen isn't just known in Britain - there is an Indian shopkeeper in "The Simpsons" these days. The idea of a cross-galactic multidimensional Patel was quite an amusing one! --AgProv 12:59, 1 April 2011 (CEST)

It's an interesting study of the immigrant experience. In central Canada (with more immigrants than anywhere), we've seen Italians arrive and take over the construction industry before the next generation went on to Law or Politics or Hairdressing. Greeks came and owned all the restaurants until their children diffused. Koreans, until recently, ran the small "corner stores" (à la Kim's Convenience, but these are now being taken up by the aforementioned South Asians, whose children likewise become doctors and accountants and actors, and so on...The Chinese came long before, to build the railway, and fought the longest to succeed; the African and Caribbean newcomers face another whole set of problems, but they'll probably work it out. --Old Dickens (talk) 03:45, 2 November 2021 (UTC)