Captain’s Log 5,673
So the strikes by fast food workers have begun. I wish them well. Nice to see political organizing at the grass roots level again. I enter a fast food place MAYBE three times a year (usually for a shake), so this boycott will not inconvenience me. I do, however, support the cause. Fast food workers deserve a lot more money than they earn. I pass two large McDonald’s restaurants on my way to work, so we shall see if they are out in force.
Minimum wage in the Netherlands is based on age. For example, someone 15 years old makes $581 a month. Someone over the age of 23 makes $1,942 a month. That might sound like a lot, but the Netherlands is a VERY expensive country. Everything costs money. I only saw free parking at the grocery stores, but in a such a small country with so many people, it’s only fair to charge for parking – everywhere – and all the time. Eating out was also expensive, but when you consider that tax and tip are included, it wasn’t that much more. Clothing and shoes were out of sight expensive.
The minimum wage in Australia is about $2,279 a month. That sounds great, but things cost a bundle there too. Hissie used to tell me how much it cost them to have a snack at McDonald’s on their way back from the coast. One cheeseburger, two large fries, and two cups of coffee set them back more than $25.00. So I guess it’s all relative.
Let’s talk about Miley Cyrus now. I must. At least once. I have been cruising the net, and this is the best I can come up with after scouring the online professionals.
“I’ve got a heart that will never be tamed” – Miley has a cardiac condition and does not believe that treatment is available. If she is speaking metaphorically, then she does not abide by convention and thinks that trying to do so would be futile. Never tamed may refer to an impulse control disorder or, at the least, attentional difficulties. She may have adult ADD/ADHD. Sidebar, I tried to take an adult ADD test online, then quit paying attention midway through.
And that is the first and last time I will ever speak about Miley Cyrus…….unless she comes over to my house for veggie spaghetti or a Coke whip. A Coke whip? I somehow think she might like anything with the word whip in the title. Actually, it’s very tame. You put ice cream in a glass, add Coke, and give it a good stir. Then you pour it into a nice glass. If you are making this in a restaurant, you can charge a shitload of money for it. And if you are making this in a restaurant, you had better pay your employees well, dammit!
I knew I could figure out a way to tie my ideas together. One of the benefits of having a pinball mind.
Whip it! Whip it good!
I somehow managed to tie Miley Cyrus together with burger flippers. Less than six degrees of separation.
This guy can PLAY pinball with his mind.
Pinball wizard doesn’t need his supple wrists
It’s a lot easier if you can just carry with you. Trust me.