How about this: $8.99 for Wild Alaskan Salmon with rice, coupled with two sides? What a bargain! I don't know how Cheddar's Casual Cafe manages to pull off these kind of prices. They seem to have the right formula down: good (some healthy) food + low prices + nice restaurant = more customers (more revenue). The only downside is that they are sometimes too crowded. As we may or may not know, this America-hating liberal doesn't wait in line for a table; he goes to another restaurant.
I like to think of myself as a caring person, and attempt to behave compassionately towards others. Sometimes I fall short in that effort, but failing is what humans do, and successful humans learn from failure. I'd like to discuss what I believe is one of my more recent failures, and what I've come to learn about what's behind it. When the masking guidance and mandates first dropped, it short-circuited me. I reacted in disbelief, anger, and refusal to enter places that required masks. Masking was a simple act that was both scientifically and morally justified. I wondered if I really was a decent person, or if this reflexive pushback was just uncovering undiagnosed sociopathic tendencies. I started to wonder if my outward behaviors of positivity and kindness were just facades that I'd constructed around a dark psyche. Given the rhetoric surrounding mask-wearing, which can — as far as I understand — be reduced to “you're a monster if you don't do this,” it was ha