Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: fast food, FFI, Less Humor than Usual, Local Food, McStuff, Yo Mamma
I got a phone call from a friend the other day, a phone call that was about 5 minutes into said friend’s current nervous breakdown (this particular friend is always floating in a shallow pool of emotion waiting to surface, breathless with another emergency). I am all about shelling out some emotional support to friend in need, but the help needed in this situation was a little beyond my normal scope of empathy.
This friend was crying about his case of Fast Food Inevitability (or FFI). What is an FFI you ask? This is a condition wherein the subject, or VICTIM, can not decide where to eat and therefore inevitably ends up eating at some filthy national fast food conglomerate outlet. This habit, as you may have done been told before, takes money away from local economy and promotes low-wage employment. I am not here to debate world economy or living wage and there are many places to read about and discuss such matters on the Great InterWeb SuperInformationHighway.
MY problem with FFI is this:
There are numerous information outlets to inform you, the possible FFI Victim, of fabulous local eateries at which to dine. There is also a WIDE RANGE OF AFFORDABILITY to be had within the local dining scene wherever you are. You also may be able to find similar, albeit better quality, food to that which you would “dine” on at said Fast Food Centers.
Why the F@#% are you, the Diners, driving past some good local food in favor of this swill? Does that Angus Burger® really make you feel good about yourself? Who taught you to be so lazy? Why are you ignoring all the people out there who work so hard to inform you of local dining? I tell this to my “friend” and this is his response:
I don’t know! I just don’t know!
So if you are one of those people who says I don’t know” and just keeps driving on to the next McWhatever, I have one thing to say to you:
Who the F#$@ told you that was acceptable?
Do some research, hit those local spots, spend your money in your town, support the businesses and don’t succumb to the dreaded FFI.
All it got my friend was a nervous breakdown and another cheeseburger combo in the belly.
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