I got my carpets cleared recently and after talking with the owner I found out he's looking to to retire and sell in a few years. He's been operating for roughly 30 years and really enjoys it. We live in a city with a population of 300k so I'm curious how well his company does. I make low six figures but it's a fairly stressful job and I spend a lot of time in a cubicle so the idea of quitting to pursue something like this sounds exciting. Would it be stupid to contact him and see if he'd let me work there, learn the ropes with the option to purchase when he wants to sell?