The New Reality is Setting In

I was in a hurry last week and ordered a sandwich on a fast-food company’s app. I planned on going through the drive thru. When I got there, the drive thru line was wrapped around the building. Stating the obvious, I thought waiting in that line contradicted the fast-food concept. I changed my order to pick up in the restaurant which the app allowed. I parked and went to the door. A big sign on the door said, “DINING ROOM CLOSED DUE TO LACK OF STAFF.” The door was locked. Apparently no one updated the app to stop pick ups inside the restaurant. I got charged for a meal I never got.

I went to another restaurant to pick up lunch and I am now disputing the initial restaurant’s charge with my credit card provider. Isn’t it ironic that all this technology that is supposed to save us time and make our lives easier is held up by a lack of workers?

I am a broken record. Not only are costs going up, but so is the time to get something. Americans are impatient by nature. To an extent, we tolerate prices going up. We do not do well with our time being wasted. The last few years of speedy delivery spoiled us. We’re all going to have to learn to move a little slower. Maybe that is not such a bad thing.

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