Pat T Hat
I’ll do chains in a pinch. Especially when I’m traveling and have to eat something and can’t find anything else due to a time constraint. But for me it’s simple. I try not to do business with any place (food or otherwise) thats on the stock exchange. That’s a tall order and impossible these day’s. It’s down right impractical but then again so am I. Getting more so everyday(the tall order thing not me…well). If that makes me un-American so be it. I’ll spend my dough with mom and pop every chance I get. I don’t like what big business is doing to this country or for that matter the world. Unrealistic and naive, maybe, but I’m happy and content. Plus with the advertising gullibility that’s out there they don’t need me or my money. MA and PA down the road(food) sure do and that is my America! Food is a brutal business and the big boy’s in any business play rough no matter how many cute and fuzzy critters or cartoons sell their stuff. In addition Ma Kettle most likely cares more about what goes in front of me (and in me) than Johnny Bad Tattoo does while he’s trying to make time with Suzy Text Message. This is not a knock on tat’s by the way, just bad ones guy’s named Johnny may have. It is however a knock on text messaging and one gal named Suzy I know. While it is true I’m not alway’s satisfied with diners, joints, grills, vendors, and tiny places off the beaten path. It’s almost alway’s an adventure to find them. Most folks that do this, do it because they love it(or because they got stuck with it in the will and don’t know how to do anything else)not for money. Yeah, yeah there are some that do, but trust me, the money takes time and it hard to get there. Now introduce me to the guy who woke up one day and said "I don’t care how much I make. I really want to make the same food day in and day out everyday with no creative input or say so just like all the other guy’s (or gal’s) who woke up one day and said…Well you get the picture. Introduce me to that guy (or gal) and I’ll change my name to Johnny and get a new tattoo, just leave Suzy out of it [;)][8D]!