Twitter is the most used platform for western intellect and expression. It’s not hard to see why.
Normally, Twitter is reserved for baseless accusations, name-calling, smut, threats, and various and sundry cancellations. But every once in a while, the planets and stars align, and for 50 seconds or so, sometimes during a leap-year solstice, Twitter actually does not suck and becomes vaguely interesting. Like sightings of Sasquatch or Nessie, these occurrences are rare but noteworthy when they happen.
Case in point:
A user named Alex tweeted:
“I don’t understand why these restaurants remain in business”.
- Olive Garden
- Red Lobster
The plan was approved by 182,000 people. However, some people voted for chain restaurants.
Zaid Jilani, a journalist, said that these restaurants are a great way to make working-class people feel like their families can enjoy more expensive dining experiences. Kim Kelly, a journalist wrote that this mindset was foreign to her because she grew up in rural areas and had to eat at expensive restaurants.
One podcaster stated, “Because working-class people deserve treat nights too?” When I first moved to New York, I saw how people talk about chain restaurants.
Columnist Leslie Streeter replied, “Because sometimes people in areas without financial or other options want food. Because of specials. Because they offer large portions. Because people love to eat.
Alex kept his menu choices intact at the last check.
I have to admit that I am a wine and beer snob. I also like the IPA’s fruitiness. To get the octopus nachos, I will instead go to a place that has too many brick walls and Miles Davis.
Grandkids and grandchildren often visit us to ask where they’d like to eat for dinner.
Why? It’s family time.
As children, we often found ourselves in financial trouble. So we would go to Barnaby’s in Dayton every now and again.
Chain restaurants are more than just an opportunity for people who don’t have the means to afford 5-star dining. The atmosphere is what is most important.
Alex’s only sin is that he doesn’t like Chili’s or Applebees. It’s not that Alex is more intelligent or wants to be at the Aspen after-party.
Brian Stelter tweeted this image of a snake walking past his farmhouse in 2021.
“Do you have to be concerned about this snake?” It is the second time this spring that I have seen one in my backyard.
Stelter was a garter snake and was well prepared for it.
Enjoy your evening at Chilis, Applebee’s Olive Garden, Red Lobster, or Chilis. God knows you deserve it. It doesn’t matter if you impress anyone.
As a side note, Fred Franzia is also a household name. Fred Franzia’s boxes of vino have been a fixture at many wedding receptions, birthday parties, and bar mitzvahs for years.