There was a chemistry professor in a large college that had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab, the professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back hurt.
The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country’s government and install a new communist government.
In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, ‘Do you know how to catch wild pigs?’
The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke. ‘You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come every day to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, so you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.
Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.
The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America . The government keeps pushing us toward Socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, free medical, etc., while we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.
One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.” …. Thomas Jefferson
There is a restaurant chain in Charlotte, NC that has been passing their credit card fees on to the servers. One bartender paid out around $600 in a year and finally quit. He had worked for them for six years.
We placed a call to the people who administer the regulations for Visa/Master Card. Not only is this unethical, it is against the law. We also spoke with the District Attorney to make sure where things stand.
The Servers Alliance is in the process of drafting a letter to the ownership group requesting that they stop what they are doing, refund all the money they have taken from their valued servers and never do it again. If they don’t comply, let’s just say it is not going to be very pretty.
Matter of fact, we also found out about another restaurant right here in good old Nashville, TN. Stay tuned …
Servers in restaurants are the unsung heroes. They arrive a few hours before you do, polish silver, polish glasses, set the tables, make sure that everything is done right for your experience, cut lemons and limes, roll napkins with silverware in them, fill your glass, they are at your beckoned call, take your order, bus your table, serve you coffee and make your experience delightful, all for a measly $2.13 an hour. They are over worked, mistreated by management, taken advantage of, cussed, disrespected, yelled at, whistled at, embarrassed, harassed, hit on, groped, crapped on all for a measly $2.13 an hour. Then you have the campers who sit at the table sipping water for two hours, who are rude and demanding, and ugly to these wonderful people we call servers who work for a measly $2.13 an hour. Don’t get me wrong, there are some bad and awful servers. They could care less about you. For the most part, servers have been extraordinary people who have families, they are seeking higher education, and they are smart, intuitive, funny, engaging and downright likeable. There is an organization that is trying to change things for the better for these wonderful people we call servers. It is called the Servers Alliance.