Anyone else curious as to why this country(world?) fucking sucks? Well I’ll give you a few examples to help you all gain an understanding….
1. Dunkin Donuts oatmeal, which is advertised as Quakers, has preservatives and food coloring. I’m talking ORIGINAL oatmeal here people. I know this because I looked on the box all that crap is shipped in. Online however, there is absolutely no information regarding even the existence of this oatmeal. (On their website… the only mention of it is on the printable nutrition pamphlet WHICH does not give ingredients.) I just do not understand how we can take something as simple as oatmeal and turn it into a science project.
People seriously have no clue about what they are eating. It is funny because most of them don’t care enough to ask and also because REALLY?! Original oatmeal… SERIOUSLY?! Eggs, steak, bagels, donuts… okay I get it. They have to preserve them and make them look and taste fresh all day. Yes, people will complain about “stale” things, therefore we put a bunch a shit in the food that makes it taste good. Good for you? Psh! Get fucking real. You aren’t getting a REAL donut that tastes fresh at 8pm. And you aren’t getting anything good for you (food -wise) at our business.
2. When I see people on the top of the food chain (CEO’s and district managers) they are all white, fat, and old white men. This may sound a bit presumptuous, but in my experience, the high up people visiting our store look like my previous description. This makes me laugh because A. all those comic strips portraying our country’s capitalist system are actually…*shutters* right! and B. I take pleasure in knowing that the overseer of our business will probably die of a heart attack since I see him chowing down on Sausage, egg, and cheese sandwiches 85% of the times that he visits.
So as he’s giving me orders to waste more food, use more energy, and lower the quality of our food just to provide faster service, I am secretly laughing to myself because he is literally the epitome of what is wrong with this country. I understand he is probably just another sheep in the big scheme of things. Especially considering what a humongous franchise Dunkin Donuts is. However, that’s my point exactly. Once you have a certain amount of power (and also tons of money) aren’t you propelled to make positive changes and I don’t know man… possibly try to use that power to make the world a better place? No of course not. You go about your daily business, slowly destroying the Earth, wasting terrible quality food, and taking advantage of the human condition of never questioning their day to day living. Because I quote, “Well, it’s always been like this, and well, we aren’t starving in Africa or anything.”
Yeah that may be true but we are quietly being destroyed by our food! The irony is that its purpose is to sustain us and nourish us! We’ve managed to make something that is dire to our survival, actually… not to be extreme here, POISONOUS.
3. The fact that my yahoo news feed tells me that the top “trending now” person/thing is Angelina Jolie’s kid… like are we kidding? Is this some sort of sick joke? HER CHILD! Who probably never had a dunkin donuts shitting meal in his life…. if he was lucky.
Look, I’m no tyrant and I’m certainly no activist. I’m a bit of a pessimist because I’m at the point where I really do not think change is possible. Not in the degree it should. But I am all about the little things. When I ask you if you want a bag? You know, for that one sandwich. Just say no. Bring your travel mugs. It actually saves YOU money (And we all know this country is all about that money.) Please dear god, don’t buy k-cups. Convenience is making us lazy, pathetic, and overly wasteful. Also it would be awesome if you asked about what you are about to consume. I swear I will buy a meal for the next person who asks me, “What is in this exactly?” or “Where does this come from?” “Why is my egg so rubbery and cold?” “Oh, you toasted my bagel? Well that’s perfectly OK. I wouldn’t want you to throw that out.”
And maybe people, you could cook breakfast for your kids on Sunday morning. Maybe teach them to cook! That way we don’t train them to rely on fast food joints for sustenance. Seriously, obesity has topped tobacco in causing health problems. My mom never took me for a cigarette after Church.
And in all honesty, that would probably have been more appropriate.