When you’re over a barrel, knowing you’re about to be f’d up the ass… I gues the best thing to do is ask to be handed the Vaseline. That’s sort of how I feel about trying to find something to eat when you’re marooned in an airport, serving “time” as you wait for a connecting flight. Fuck this supply and demand bullshit… this is all about greed. And my question is this: Why does a Big Mac value meal cost $3.49 everywhere in the country– regardless of the minimum wage or cost of living in each respective state, yet somehow the “value” of the same second-rate, shitty hamburger, greasy fries, and fountain soda (which consists of half a cent’s worth of syrup mixed with carbonated water in a paper cup that’s mostly filled with ice) suddenly skyrockets to $6.85 in an airport? Where’s the “value” in that? Quite frankly, that pisses me off.Do they think we’re stupid? Do they think we don’t know how much the 40 billion other people being served all over the country are paying for their Big Macs? They don’t even try to hide the fact they’re raping us. I’d have more respect if they were just honest and put up signs that said…
“We know you’re hungry and in a hurry to catch your flight. Because you are essentially captive in this ariport without opportunity or means to purchase food anywhere else, we’ve decided to use that to our advantage and charge you double what you’d normally pay for the same crap-ass food if you were not in such dire straights. Thank you for your patronage.”
~The McDonalds Corporation
By the way… we don’t pay our employees any more than we would if they worked at a location outside the airport where they didn’t have to park a mile away, take 2 shuttles, and go through security checkpoints just to come to work. So, yes, they’re getting fucked too. Please come again.I would also hope that they’d have this sign in Spanish, too.
And I guess as long as they don’t charge extra for the vaseline, I guess we’ll all continue to stand in line at the barrel, uh.. er… I mean… counter.