- Dr: What's goin on.
- Me: My mother is dying--
- Dr: So sorry.
- Me: I'm handling arrangements
- Me: and hyperventilating a lot.
- Dr: Of course.
- Me: Exercise is helping that
- Me: and my bathroom is now spotless.
- Dr: You can come do mine.
- Me: Yes, I'm real useful around the house.
- Dr: I think we've established that.
- Dr: How is that going by the way?
- Me: He turns one this week!
- Dr: Mazel-tov!
- Me: So anyway I'm riding my bike some
- Me: but I'm up to like 80 pushups a day.
- Dr: This is when normal people pop a fucking Xanax.
- Me: This is the reason for my visit.
- Me: That and the cool magazines.
We are not as angry as the media portray us. We are not as divided as our elected representatives and their aides would have us believe.
This show tells us that Americans want to try new things, experience new people and can get along just fine with people who look nothing like them.
The great melting pot is alive and well in diners, drive-ins and dives all across America. Our detached and distanced representatives, be they Republicans, Democrats or “other” should spend some time in Guy Fieri’s America. They will find a people who are looking for nothing more than a good meal with family, friends and neighbors. And they don’t particularly care who those neighbors might be.
Episode after episode you have Texans in a Lebanese joint in Dallas, Floridians in a Korean BBQ dive in Tampa and Philadelphians going mad for an Indian joint that’s been around for years.
And despite all the different people featured on this show (and each episode is very much like the last) the refrain from the crowd is always the same, “good food, good people, something new, something fresh, part of the neighborhood.”
We are letting 0.0001% of the people in America destroy the few precious things we have left by allowing them to control the conversation. It’s time for this to stop.