(Talking about you, Kemp, you feckless dipshit.)
And the "Nobody wants to work (for the bullshit pay and treatment you're offering)" phenomenon shows no signs of letting up.
I see it every night I drive home from a gig.
I can tell on every intersection which drive-thru places are treating and paying their people OK.
They're the ones that are still open and serving after 9PM on weeknights, and have the line in their drive-through lane to prove it.
It's like watching capitalism shake off the cronyism and rebalance.
And I find it glorious.
I honestly don't care if a huge swath of the restaurant industry financially bleeds out and dies. The survivors will be the ones with the capacity and willingness to pay and treat their people right. If the end result means I have two choices of drive-throughs at a given intersection instead of five? And a line at each one? Boo fucking hoo. Barely qualifies as a first world problem. And if some entrepreneur sees the demand at the location and decides to open up a competitor, they can either pay and treat their people right or they can go down in shame themselves.
Folks, I'm one of the most ardent capitalists some of you will ever deign to read. If I'm saying this now? It's a pretty big step.
Now, I can't watch the theater or academia go through the same viciously harrowing process on my evening drive. But that's what Twitter is for.
Take care of yourselves out there.