When I say "nice steak" I mean these guys are open all night. I work nights so stay pretty much on a nighttime schedule over the weekend.
They aren't bad steaks. They season them with something and I've asked, and they can't not season them.
"They come that way."
With my cell phone I can take a picture of something and immediately post it to Twitter, or Facebook, or can email it or whatever, so I took a picture of my coffe cup and posted it on Twitter with my cute little ironic condemnation of the advertising coffee cup.
At a chain restaurant of any kind you are of course bombarded with advertising messages from the time you hit the parking lot, all while you're eating, when you go to the bathroom, on your way out the door. Capitalism stops at nothing to get your money and these kinds of messages are designed to enter your mind, your unconscious, to stay with you and to lure you back so they can get more of your money.
This particular message, although I've never seen it, specifically, is designed to evoke the same kinds of feelings that are evoked by phrases like "It takes a village to raise a child." Those kinds of sentiments entered US popular culture during the Counterculture era, the 1960s and 70s. They were used by people who were trying to find a way to a better world, not the world Capitalism has created, and Capitalism has no use for such phrases except to use them to make the world a worse place.
So I took the picture and posted it to Twitter. The next day I noticed this:
If you're not familiar with Twitter, this person had re-posted what I had posted and added his comment to it.
If you click on his name it takes you to his Twitter page:
You can search Twitter for key words. I don't doubt that corporate marketing departments have software that continually trolls social media, and the whole internet, looking for key words. That's what happened here. Because they really, really get it.
Not everyone of course shares my views about Capitalism. Few people in the United States do. This guy and millions of other advertising employees see nothing wrong with what they do. On the contrary. But this guy wasn't born yesterday. He knew what I was saying. He saw my little Socialism logo. He doesn't have that smirk on his face for nothing.