We’re reading headlines about that dumb Buffet Rule. Now, really, is Congress going to give bureaucrats even more power? We’d be a little less upset if we knew what was in the Rule, but you know, “You have to pass it before you can read it.”
What we’d like would be just a simple rule, easy to enforce, requiring the salads to be at the END of the buffet table, not at the beginning. Same for soups and breads. They just want to fill you up before you get to the meat and potatoes.
Protein is the most important element of the first and second meals of the day. Why make us fill up our plates with piles of zero calorie lettuces, thus leaving no room for the good stuff. So, we’re okay with that, if that’s what Congress wants to do.
But what about the layout of the rooms where the buffet is located? Have you noticed some breakfast buffets where you have to walk all over the place getting eggs and potatoes here, and coffee and juice here, and pancakes, waffles and yogurt and syrup over here. Why, you build up an appetite just filling up your plate, cup and glasses. Sometimes it is hard to find the milk and cream.
These are all things that annoy us guests and tourists. It stresses us out. That’s bad for the whole country – medical expenses for antidepressants, for example. And think of the jobs the new bill will create – rule writers and enforcers, new buildings for the new agency – the Buffet Enforcement Division, or BED.
What? You say it’s not B-U-F-F-E-T, it’s B-U-F-F-E-T-T? After Warren Buffett and his secretary? Why do we care about what happens between him and his secretary? Never mind.