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This is going to sound like some sort of political commentators sound bite of the week, but it’s really not – it’s merely an observation that I have made – We are becoming an entitlement state.
As I sit here at Chipotle munching down on my chicken burrito bowl (corn & mild salsa cuz I like to have pico & corn & all the good stuff they mix in with it), I flipped open my laptop and watched as it searched for a wireless network and found none. I was instantly annoyed. I thought to myself, “I can’t believe Chipotle is so behind the times! Where’s my free wifi?”
That’s when I realized I’d become one of those people. I expected Chipotle, who is in the business of making & selling burritos & tacos, to give me free shit.
The Internet isn’t free – we all know that, hell – we pay to have it in our homes or our businesses. We get those bills every month and we gripe about it. Is it cool that some businesses, as an extra added little incentive, offer us free Internet while we eat or sip our coffee? hell yeah. but it isn’t required of them. I shouldn’t expect it from them nor should I get bent out of shape when they fail to provide it. It’s a luxury, really and it isn’t provided out of the goodness of their hearts – like everything else, it’s a tool they are using to bring you in and sell you shit and somewhere, hidden amidst all the spreadsheets and general ledger type crap, there is something that covers the cost of that luxury and you better believe it gets passed down to you and I as part of our order.
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I think it’s weird that Taco Bell is now selling Doritos. (I seen it with my own eyes).
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Maybe everybody is diversifying. Taco Bell is selling Doritos, Borders wants to sell Teddy Bears, BestBuy has Apple stuff – heck, I even heard a radio commercial for a new Target ‘fresh grocery’ section so they’re taking a page out of the Super WalMart playbook – all to get people in the door to buy their crap.
Maybe book publishers should start diversifying anthologies; instead of it being a scifi anthology, or a horror or fantasy – maybe they should combine them. Make a scifi / horror / fantasy / urban fantasy / romance / mystery / literature / young adult anthology – the ultimate mixed tape of the book world… a little something for everyone… want that new James Patterson story? It’s in there along with Sanderson, Enge, Baga.. Bago… Bagi.. Paolo and a slew of others!
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I used to hate it when the food on my plate touched. Everything had to have boundaries. My older brother explained that it doesn’t matter because it all gets mixed up in your stomach any way.
Older brothers say shit like that.
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If I, could save time, in a bottle. The first thing, that I’d like to do. Is to save, every day, till eternity passes and then, write like a mofo…
/end random thoughts