Facebook Post: 2019-12-19T18:28:32

I’m reminded of a slightly different situation but very similarly motivated solution.

Many years ago McDonald’s wanted to tackle a “problem”. How do you get more people to cycle through your dining room? The reasoning being that more traffic means more money, therefore more profit and so on. Their solution? Make the dining area uncomfortable to stay in. Harsh lighting, hard plastic booths, etc. Get the customer to eat fast and leave so that someone else could take their seat. Repeat. It may seem obvious to you that this is a wonderful solution, if you want short term success while ignoring the long term repercussions. You would be correct.

Today, I share with you a solution that could have been invented by the same team responsible for the above.

By Dan Granot

I chose the Shorter Whitman because of his work, "Song of Myself" and because of my self-deprecating sense of humor. I am under no illusion that I can write successful essays or poetry, but I have been known to write them anyway.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *