A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

On Restaurants and Fast Food Take Outs

I have seen where in some states for those restaurants that are allowed to have indoor dining the customer is required to wear a mask while eating. They are allowed to pull down the mask to pop in a bite of food or sip their beverage and then must replace the mask.  Really?  I am more concerned about what goes on back in the kitchen and those preparing my food than I am out front where I would be eating with other patrons seated six feet or more apart.  Thus I have not eaten out anywhere since all of this COVID-19 business began late last fall.  I have not even placed an order at a fast food joint.  A few days ago I purchased a roasted chicken at the grocery store here in Sisters.
That is the closest I have come to ordering prepared food in nine months.

What did you get at the store Dad?  Ooo...I smell chicken!

I have to say this was probably the best chicken I have ever had from a store.

I understand that Walmarts have changed their hours of operation.  I suspect this is a result from public official mandates.  I don't know if this is state by state or what.  I didn't research it.  I have better things to do with my time than figure out COVID silliness from politicians.  But these changes mean no more twenty-four hour open Walmart stores.  Personally I would rather shop at o'dark-thirty at night when few people are in the store.  Instead the shoppers are now confined to reduced period of operation closing the doors at eight-thirty in the evening.  Furthermore multiple points of entry no longer exist.  All shoppers are herded through one door to enter the store.  Let's bunch up all the people together. 
Where is the sense in that?

Gee, I sure do miss my nice Subway sandwich, or an artery clogging juicy hamburger with a thick chocolate shake from Burger King or even a Dominos gut-plugger pizza.
It is beginning to look like I will never be able to enjoy dining out again.

1 comment:

Shammickite said...

Those grocery store chickens are usually really tasty. One chicken lasts me 3 days and then I boil up the bones for soup. Never let anything go to waste.