Conversation Over a McGriddle

This morning, I took Pam’s car to Tire Barn for balancing and alignment. While waiting, I walked across the street to McDonald’s to get some breakfast. I’m a McGriddle fan. Was also impressed, deeply, with their carmel latte.

As I sat there reading in one of their comfy chairs, with FoxNews playing on an LCD TV hanging on the wall (this is not the McD of my childhood), a black guy sat down beside me with a newspaper. He was on break from JiffyLube.

A stat on the TV said according to a poll, only 7% of people think Congressmen have an “excellent” understanding of the health care bill.

“Somehow that doesn’t surprise me,” he said. “Democrats and Republicans are all saying different things. Even the Democrats don’t agree with each other about what’s in the bill.”

“I know,” I said.

“You would think the Democrats would come out with something, and lay it all out plainly so everyone can understand it,” he continued. “And then they need to be of one mind and voice. That’s leadership.”

“You’re right,” I said. “They don’t have their act together.”

“I mean,” he said, “I don’t have a PHd in Management, but this is just common sense.”

I suggested, “The President should say, ‘I’m pulling the whole plan off the table. We’ll come back in nine months when we’ve got things figured out.'”

“And I would respect that,” the JiffyLube guy said.

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