As a new writer who got lucky and went viral with his second post, this is a timely reminder. Also, I learned the ice cream vendor problem in Economics and loved the way you used it!
One point of optimism for new writers like myself is that the ice cream vendor problem is based on a set number of customers. If the number of customers is growing at the same time as the number of vendors, the new vendors can still find success. Though maybe that’s naive, I’ll enjoy where ever the ride takes me.
Have a lovely day!