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Along the Blue Ridge Parkway

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Lunch and the motorcycles

 Passing by my favorite barbecue place, Oakie Doakies in Swannanoa NC. Sorry about the car reflections.




I've often considered looking closer at the store of Harley Davidson motorcycles. So I snuck in their driveway to take this photo. They are just off the exit from I-40 in Swannanoa NC!

I stopped to say hi to a good friend who works in the Ingles Gas Station...no photo.

Then I went and got my Impossible Whopper, Onion Rings and a diet Coke next door. (Almost all plant based!)


Until a reasonable minimum wage is legislated, this sign offers $11.00 to 11.50/hour. It's better than some, but they still are short-staffed.

And cars line up to get their lunches from the under-staffed drive-through window. The inside counter is not even open...thus they avoid having to work the orders that would be there, as well as clean it, the tables, and the bathrooms!

And on another topic...the hosts of Jeopardy. I watch this show every night I'm home, which is most nights these days...and have been saddened by the death of its long time host Alex Trebek (a Canadian as most know.) His replacement is changing yet again...HERE.


Today's quote:
Remaining limber and agile is very important, and when you stretch using the correct techniques, you will feel younger and freer at any age.

15 comments:

  1. Starting wages round here at $15/hr. Some offer signing bonuses too. There are just not enough people (remember tRump cut off the immigrants), women can't find child care, and others have taken the opportunity to pursue other options for employment.

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    1. Yes, there aren't that many people apparently. Our funds for unemployment just got cut off, so that's encouraging some folks to get jobs.

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  2. Lineups are longer here too as many of us do not want to go inside even though it is permitted with certain conditions.

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    1. I am most comfortable getting take out where I can phone in an order, and they'll tell me how long before it's ready. The restaurants that aren't drive-throughs do that around here.

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  3. ...years ago I would stop in a small paper town (man did it stink) south of I40 at a neat BBQ joint.

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    1. A friend does have a BBQ somewhere west of Asheville, and I've heard it's wonderful food...Doc Brown's...which is near the paper mills.

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  4. Harleys are great for close up photos--all that chrome.

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    1. Oh, I should go back and get interested in a few. But I don't think I could hold one up besides the kick stand!

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  5. It's $15 here too but it's a very expensive place to live. So, most people can't exist on that unless they're living with their parents.

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    1. Oh my goodness...that's so sad to hear about, even though the minimum wage is higher. Our cost of living is high in both Black Mountain and Asheville, and low cost housing is snatched up quickly.

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  6. I imagine finding employees will be tough.

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    1. I just encouraged my most recently college graduate grandchild to not going into fast food service...while she looks for a job in her field (I think it's something to do with International Economics!!)

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  7. I think for a long time to come I will only do takeaway from restaurants.

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  8. Many restaurants here still have the dining room closed. Seems like a good idea, but I miss having bathrooms available.

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  9. The McDonalds near us is advertising a $15/hour starting wage--much better! Many businesses are trying to hire, but I think many retirees and young mothers are hesitating to go back to work and expose themselves to the covid virus.

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