Entomophagy – coming soon! (but not new to most of the world)
My inner SJW was quite riled up just yesterday, when we pre-ordered for pickup from a fast food app and arrived to find the doors locked. Repeated knocks were ignored by the staff, though on closer inspection they were severely short-handed. We were finally able to pick up our order at the drive-thru window. I carefully saved the receipt so I could clearly give my opinion that the labor shortage would only be resolved with a living wage … and there wasn’t even a survey code available! Not that I can be sure my opinion will be interpreted correctly. A year ago I gave feedback on a communication breakdown that unnecessarily added 30 minutes to my contactless pickup, and the reply was essentially, “thank you for your concern. We have yelled at the staff to make them work harder. Have a free burger.”
Uh… I don’t see why this is so dramatic. Alyssa had a brownie, so she wouldn’t really be deprived of one, just not allowed to enjoy more with the others. Then again, almost everything can seem extra dramatic at that age.
There is a difference – neither fountain is blatantly inferior to the other. That aside, I’ve always been wary of whose germs might be hiding in a public fountain, but still used them when I had no other choice. For years, I have regularly carried my own water bottle, and now I love the upgraded fountains with a filtered bottle-refill station in the back.
If Henri Lee had hidden himself, the officer might have just walked by.
Meh, even institutional “half-ply” is more than enough if you install a bidet.
This is how extreme conspiracy theories begin, by taking the intelligent out of Intelligent Questioning.
This is Q’s origin story, when belligerence overcame intelligence.
Maybe we just witnessed how it was created – by removing the intelligence!
Even better, a good portion of the people who were unemployed didn’t just sit around. They used the previously unavailable free time to seek and/or retrain for better employment, and to choose from multiple options rather than accept the first offer out of pure necessity. This will also benefit the remaining minimum-wage laborers, who are now significantly outnumbered by the jobs they vacated. Even if all of them came back to work tomorrow, there would still be a shortage. So for supply and demand to regain equilibrium, wage increases are virtually inevitable.