Remember when?


Remember when? Back in the day, we could go to McDonalds, Burger King, Hardees, Wendy’s and KFC and sit down inside and eat. If you were a late night person, or needed something for a sick loved one or just liked shopping at night, you could go to Elmer’s, Walmart or Meijer because they were open 24 hours. Remember having that great lunch at Ferdinand’s or Delonas on Monday or Tuesday? I remember going to Drifter’s in the early evening for dinner. The ‘good ole’ days’.

Enough about food. There was a time, way back in the old days of 2019 when you could go into any Secretary of State office and take care of your license or ID and get a car registered. Now, we have to make an appointment and if you are lucky, you might get in the next day or so, if you keep trying on the computer.

In 2019 there were enough employees to work at these places. Now, Drifters closes at 3 p.m. McDonald’s closes at 11 or when they run out of workers. Taco Bell, Hudson’s and KC have had to close early recently because they couldn’t get the food and products to stay open. Why? Because not enough workers in the warehouses, or drivers for the trucks.

Where did everyone go? Were they abducted by aliens? We had enough workers two years ago, now every business is short-staffed. For some reason, unemployment is still at 4.5%. That means that out of every 100 people, four and a half of them are not working and getting paid to stay home.

I don’t understand this.

Tom Grant



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