“You know, you can say it backwards, which is docious-ali-expi-istic-fragil-cali-rupus, but that’s going a bit too far, don’t you think?” Mary Poppins
In an earlier piece I begged our industry not to 'Sugar Coat It'. https://www.hospitalityveteran.com/post/don-t-sugar-coat-it
"Sycophant journos who think they are lightening society's mood are making a joke at our expense. I'm not laughing."
I was waiting for it. A highly respected national journalist has chosen to temporarily remove his head from white sand beaches to publish a psycophantic and irresponsible piece.
For the record, charging for bread is not an offense. Thinking that product should be free, places you fairly and squarley in the olden days. Wipe your chin clean with white linen and ask the Maitre D' to fetch your coat. Get in your horse drawn cab and head home, before you catch a chill.
You are sugar coating the problem and insulting an industry begging for proper reform. Promoting an operator for having a crack is not a bad thing. I've said before, opening our doors will be good for mental health. But make no mistake. Unless we 'turn on a dime' and completely reinvent ourselves, we are 'a gonner'. And you, my friend, will be out of a job.
The article concludes, "Those loud voices saying it's no good? Don't fuck it up for me please. Any time you speak loudly, you have to think about the repurcusssions."
I've thought about the repercussions. I'm turning the volume up. You speak for you and that's fine. You don't speak for us. I'm here to tell you, the umbrella is about to open.