Not Worth It

Wife and I went to Outback Steakhouse yesterday for our afternoon meal. In ancient (pre-beer virus) times, it was a favorite of ours. The parking lot was maybe half full. I ignored the mask mandate, and we checked in.

“Thirty-five to forty minutes. You’ll need to wait outside.”

I’m used to waiting for a table, and I don’t like people, so waiting outside and away from most of them wasn’t a problem. It was a nice day, too. I wanted to sit at one of the outdoor tables on the patio near the entrance. They weren’t in use, for whatever reason, and the weather was pleasant. Wife wanted to go back to the car, so that’s where we went.

I watched the sheep come and go while we waited. How quickly and easily society buckled under and gave up so many of our few remaining freedoms. It made me sad. And a little bit angry.

I’m an old man. I can’t really fight any more. Not over anything not life-threatening, at least. I’ve largely been a hermit for most of my life. I think I’m done. Except for my job, and that only as much longer as absolutely necessary, I don’t think I’ll be venturing out in public for anything that I don’t absolutely require. As good as Outback’s cheese fries are, they simply aren’t worth it.

I have plenty of guns and ammo. Stay off my lawn. In return, I’ll stay out of your pathetic and corrupt society.

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4 Responses to Not Worth It

  1. hollychism says:

    I’ve been doing most of the shopping online and using curb-side pickup. Much more pleasant than being in a store playing craptastic pop music. There are very few places where I go in, and it’s because I have to. I don’t wear a mask (can’t–best I can do is a face shield, and I will only wear that if I absolutely must). I’m much happier as a semi-hermit.

    • alaskan454 says:

      Camille (Wife) doesn’t seem to mind being a compliant sheep, so she’s been doing all the shopping since this shit kicked off. When I couldn’t avoid it, like you I used curbside. But we do enjoy the occasional meal out, so we’ve tried to get back into that since it went from forbidden to restricted, but I just refuse to deal with it any longer.

      • hollychism says:

        I don’t blame you. Missouri’s under a lot fewer restrictions than the coastal states, so I don’t mind the occasional trip out to eat. Were the state under a mask mandate, it would be different (I refused to shop in Joplin at all while they had theirs going…they didn’t renew it because they lost a LOT of sales tax revenue to the surrounding towns that didn’t have one).

      • alaskan454 says:

        It doesn’t help that the service sucks since the reopen, even when we get the same servers who have done well in the past.

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