Sharks Bring Tourists to Cape Cod: We're Going to Need a Bigger Bus
Posted Jul 9th 2011 10:20 AM
Sharks are nothing new off Cape Cod, where they summer along with thousands of New Englanders. New England Cable News reports that the sharks are being attracted by a bumper crop of seals near the beaches.
Back in town, it all seems to be about the bumper crop of sales. Store owners have taken to selling shark-themed everything, from bottle openers to swim toys. Eventually a storekeeper will probably strike it rich after figuring out how to make a shark-themed Red Sox hat.
The downside of the shark tourism phenomenon is that it illustrates a fundamental problem with the premise of the movie "Jaws," in which the mayor of a small town doesn't want to admit there is a man-eater in the water for fear of scaring away summer crowds. Roy Schneider could have apparently saved a lot of energy if he'd just known more about marketing.
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