Why re-opening restaurants is not stupid(!)

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    • #309809
      snot
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      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

    • #309835
      RufusTFirefly
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      Bingo!

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      Punxsutawney
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      I’m not sure he would have to pay unemployment on the employees he lets go, first round anyway as they would be declared to have “voluntarily” quit. Note the quote marks. Second round, he very much could be on the hook.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

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      Cold Mountain Trail
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      Mr. Mickeys Mom
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      fireworks GIF

      Hell, no... I'm not giving up...

    • #309854
      bazukhov
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      Maybe they could make a deal with the local graveyards and offer 5% discount coupons for the customers who don’t like to cook at home.

      Tell me, great captain, how do the angels sleep when the devil leaves his porch light on? Tom Waites

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      incognito
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      There’s always some sinister motive behind the government’s decisions. It’s NEVER for the good of the peasants.

      Plus, millions more will die which will make them absolutely ecstatic.

      Ignore everything they say.  If their lips are moving, they’re lying. Always start from that point.

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      Fasttense
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        Punxsutawney
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        Would make them more productive. And they needed them to work “their” lands.

        In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

        Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

        “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

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      Betty Karlson
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      is beyond cynical. It is calculated cruelty.

    • #309932
      David the Gnome
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      The way this is being done is altogether unbelievably fucking stupid.  Yes, it is true that some business owners will reopen because they have no choice.  There was no real moratorium on rent passed that was enforceable in any serious way.  No UBI was passed, little to nothing was done to help most REAL small business owners.

      There are plenty of reasons why reopening right now remains a bad idea.  It is fucking despicable that so many arent being given a choice.

      No good fucking reason – at all – that this couldn’t have been handled far better.

      I’m curious about how many people are even going to go dine in restaurants.  Kitchens are small – you’ve got a lot of workers in small spaces, with who knows how many surfaces on which the virus can live.  Plastic is the worst, as far as I know – and it is everywhere.

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      lownslow
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      I have a restaurant in okla. I will not be opening my dining room. Im 100 yards from a hospital. Most of my customers are elderly or medical workers. I plan to be drive thru only for at least another year. Ive already had arguments with rednecks wanting inside. Okla reopens tomorrow. I think im the only place not allowing folks inside in my town of about 60 restaurants. I think the shit around me is gonna explode in a couple weeks. Almost no one wearing masks, etc. I feel for all the innocents who may perish. I think some of my customers will appreciate my staying vigilant. The guy in the tweet is totaly correct, opening up early is very scammy on many fronts.

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      David the Gnome
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      @lownslow

      I’ve worked for about half a dozen restaurants, so I’m pretty familiar with how they operate.  What kind of food do you serve?  Alcohol?  Full bar?  In terms of safety a lot of it comes down to the fact that it is all but impossible for kitchen workers and wait staff and even bartenders to really keep their distance.  That – and several people typically touch every utensil, plate, glass, etc.  Then there is stocking, inventory – and if there is just one contaminated item… especially of plastic…

      I dont know your personal circumstances or how hard this is making your life – but I believe you are making the right call.  It sucks that you are being forced into it without relief.

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        lownslow
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        Hey @ David the Gnome 7 emplyees, multiethnic fusion lunch spot, no bar, weddings, proms, all that gone, now just trying to give emplyees and myself some hours but like you said it will be very hsrd to not catch the rona, take care man i slways enjoy your writings

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        snot
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        I just came across it elsewhere and thought it explained some things that few of us might have thought through if we don’t own a restaurant.]

        Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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