I spoke with the manager of the Orland Park Chick-fil-A this week ...
“We noticed things getting busy a week before the Appreciation Day was announced,” [Orland Park Chick-fil-A store manager Laura] Sanchez said. “And while Monday is usually our slowest day, (last Monday) was busier than ever. People still are supporting us.”
You know, those people whose opinions supposedly don’t matter. The ones who rarely, if ever, write letters to the editor, call in to radio talk shows or express their opinions on blogs. They are busy supporting their families, caring for their kids and their homes, checking on Grandma and helping friends and neighbors in need. The taxpayers. The average citizens who don’t fear holding views different from Emanuel, Moreno or Equality Illinois.
One retired couple from Mokena who were in line at the Orland Park Chick-fil-A last week said they ate there a “couple times a week” and had “never seen anything like this,” the man said. “There’s something that’s going on, that’s for sure. Let’s hope the mayor gets the message.”
God bless that man, I thought later. But standing in line at the Chick-fil-A to send a message to America means nothing to Rahm and his buddies. The people who stood in line on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day need to turn out to vote on Nov. 6. Maybe then Rahm and his like will get the message.
The rest of my "Always Right" column in the Southtown Star is HERE. Below is a YouTube of the Orland Park response mid-afternoon last Wednesday: