This is the following conversation I had the other day with a co-worker.
Co-worker: I'm really mad at Burger King.
Me: Huh? Why? Did the King come after you?
CW: Nope. I was just there last night.
Me: Oh yeah?
CW: And I ordered a cheese burger.
Me: What was wrong with it?
CW: Nothing. It was a $1.34.
CW: The clerk was surprised I ordered it. She kept asking me if I was sure I wanted the cheeseburger. She kept saying, "Just a cheeseburger?"
Me: That's weird.
CW: Then I look over and see that the double cheeseburger is on the dollar menu.
Me: Really? You could get a double for less than a regular.
CW: Yup. So what's wrong with that?
Me: Everything. Then you gotta ask yourself, "How do they sell it for a buck and make money?"
Well, I now know how they sell it for a buck and make money because it was something that I wondered. How come fresh vegetables cost more than a Twinkie, an item that has many, many man-made chemicals in it? You would think it was a scientific marvel; how could it be so cheap?
And more and more I am opening my eyes to the problems that big, fast, and cheap are causing. It was something I suspected but could not articulate, and now I don't have to. Someone made a film about it. It's one thing to know something, but quite another to see it close up and in living color.
Every person should see this movie.