Posted BY: John Green
Have you noticed that things have changed in our country over the last three years?
In 2019, my truck broke down. I got it into the shop the next day to be fixed. In 2022, I needed a mechanic to service the brakes on one of our cars. It took three weeks to get the car into a garage.
We also had a fender-bender this year. It took two months to get an appointment for an estimate — not even to get someone to actually fix the damage. The insurance adjuster just sighed and said that was pretty normal these days. I halfway expected him to ask who John Galt is.
In 2019, we could go to the local diner and get a good meal with good service. In 2022, the service at the same diner is slow because of limited staff. Three-quarters of the menu items aren’t available because food deliveries are weeks overdue.