The Waffle House Index

Billions and Billions of our tax dollars are sent to Washington to keep our infrastructure moving.  Additionally, the “brightest” minds work there taking raw data in real-time to deduce the best possible outcome to any situation that could affect our quality of life.

With all that being said, it was thrilling to wake up this morning and find out that the director of FEMA (Federal Employees Milling About) Craig Fugate uses the restaurant chain, The Waffle House  as his barometer for how bad things really are.  Fugate is quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying,  “If you get there and the Waffle House is closed? That’s really bad. That’s where you go to work.”

So, billions of dollars in satellite equipment, 24 hour coverage of some poor schmuck stuck out in the weather, and a parade of experts telling you how bad it’s going to be doesn’t do it for you?!  Nope, with bated breath, we shall huddle together fearfully waiting for which menu the Waffle House uses.  Only then, shall the magnitude of the disaster be ascertained.

You can’t make this stuff up, it writes itself.  I think it also explains why the current administration is in shambles.  I find myself wondering what other governmental entities use as their barometers.  For example, does the Labor Dept use “The Simpsons” to gauge how many people have jobs by how many people tune in every week?  Perhaps Homeland Security is tied into those mystery stories were the cat solves the case!  Maybe we should put the cat in as the head of Homeland Security.  Think about it, could the kitty do any worse?|main5|dl1|sec1_lnk3|92321


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