Yeah just sitting here stewing over how everything is going to crap!!! From restaurants to service and quality.
We saw the best of this country!!! Now we are going to witness the worst.
I'm old enough to tell you things have been going in the crapper for decades, friend. It didn't start recently. Things started to go off the rails in the 1980's when the race to get "American" companies moved overseas began. I have long underwear made in the coal regions of Pa. by lady garment worker's union sewers that are STILL in good shape after 25+ years. No seams coming apart, frayed cloth - 100% good shape. But hey ...... women making $8 to $9 / hour were paid way too much
(?) - so overseas those companies went for child labor / cheap labor for about $5 per week. I'm wearing some under my sweatshirt as I type this. Today's longies made in China, Bangladesh, India - you're lucky to get 2 seasons out of them before they fall apart.
My wife and I just got back from buying new bath towels. None made in the U.S.A. to be found. Made in India or Pakistan - both VERY QUESTIONABLE
"friends /allies" of the U.S. - depending on which way the wind is blowing on a given day. We actually went through the whole pile of the color she wanted to find 4 towels that didn't have the seams coming apart - and they're BRAND NEW!!
Missed stitching, terry cloth thread pulled in the middle of the towels, end corners coming apart from unfinished lock-stitching, etc. Why should customers be forced to inspect dozens of towels to find 4 that aren't already CRAP??? No quality control overseas - just cram as many out the doors in the shortest amount of time as possible. And the "global" companies, including "American"
name brands -------- don't care.
I have no complaints about restaurant food or service around where we live. Restaurants & their service are pretty good.