The Economy and The American Dream.

Driving to work in Charles Town, WV, this morning I stopped to pick up coffee at the drive-thru window of the Ranson Chic-Fil-A on Route 9. I don't usually get my coffee at Chic-Fil-A... but there was such traffic at their drive in window I thought it must be pretty good.

Well, it wasn't any different than the coffee at McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts, Sheetz, or the counter at Needful Things (which, as it turns out, is all that remains of an old F.W. Woolworth lunch counter).

But it made me think about the economy and why I buy coffee in the morning when I used to get a breakfast.

Life has gotten tighter... I spend less. Chic-Fil-A is priced the same as their fast food competitors, so it's no real deal. The people who talk to you on the speaker and who hand you your stuff are unusually nice in a very Christian sort of way... this, of course, is because it is the "born again" fast food chain (as I discovered 9 years ago when I was working in Texas) which is closed on Sundays (has been, their sign says, since 1946... the year I was born).

Which left me with the kind of American Dream that made me chuckle: Chic-Fil-A bought out by an atheist organization and opening on Sundays... creating new jobs and earning millions. The economy rebounds as a direct result.

The cows are dreaming this, too.

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Tags: American Dream, atheism, Chic-Fil-A, christianity, Economy (all tags)

Comments

3 Comments

The American Dream is alive and well

While I love that the creation of fast food jobs is goal of yours, there is so much more out there.  These jobs are great for obtaining work experience and introducing people int the the job market, but the real change in our economy is from the Internet.

It has never been easier to make a living doing what you love.  People can write, build bird houses, etc and easily market them.  

The big dogs are hurting because it is imposible to hold market share.  Small businesses are sprouting up all over and people are again living a full life.

Enjoy your cup of coffee on your way to work or start your own coffee shop and market it on Facebook.  You can saturate the local market as better than the big box chains.

The American Dream continues today.  Bad economies are apart of a free society.  They expose the corrupt.  And just as a fire leaves fertile soil news businesses will flourish.

Good luck and Good day.

by Classical Liberal 2009-06-04 10:29PM | 0 recs
Re: The Economy and The American Dream.

We are in the greatest economic disintegration in modern history. The above comment by classical liberal just shows the delusional fantasies held by many.

Every bank, if an honest account were held, would show that it is bankrupt. This whole system needs to be put into bankruptcy as FDR did withthe 4-day bank holiday.

These past 40 years of post-industrial lunacy has finally caught up with us. The delusions are reinforced by $13 Trillion in bailouts. Now that is showing up at the gas pump and grocery stores.

What's Obama's plan? More bailouts and Nazi-like health care reform.

While many want to continue to believe in the popular delusions, the system continues to disintegrate. Enjoy your peanut butter, if you can.

by dantch 2009-06-05 05:20AM | 0 recs
Nazi-like health care reform? Peanut Butter?

Enjoy!

by WashStateBlue 2009-06-05 08:17AM | 0 recs

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