(And is it baloney or bologna?)
In yesterday’s Letters to the Editor in the London Free Press Bill Deys, who takes exception to comments made by opponents of drive-thrus, wrote the following:
“If you ban drive-throughs, stores will need bigger parking lots.”
I wasn’t sure how Bill was going to support his claim so I decided to ride along for a spell.
“Land is at a premium and London is getting bigger all the time. If stores like Tim Hortons and McDonald’s need more space, that is going to mean less green space and less land for agriculture.”
Bill saved his best arguments for his conclusion:
“Drive-throughs keep stores smaller, make parking lots smaller and are a benefit to the environment. Banning drive-throughs makes no sense.”
[Click here to see photo in context]
I’m tempted to close my eyes and compare A - the environmental benefits of driving across town for bland coffee, a double-bacon triple-cheeseburger and a bag of salty fries to B - taking a few minutes to poach a couple of eggs at home while fresh coffee is brewing.
Instead I’ll ask the question:
Is Bill brilliant or up to his eyebrows in mystery meat?
Click here to read another, possibly brilliant, Letter to the Editor