It's hard not to notice the long fast food lines at the local drive thru on your way home from work. The McDonald's at the corner light in my neighborhood always has a line stretching around the building that often spills into the street - blocking traffic and causing me to sit at a red light for a second time.
I'm sure if you took a look at the passengers in these cars you'd find more than one SUV full of kids, and a soccer parent who is about to stuff the kids with some value meal. Fast food is an easy excuse for people who claim to be 'too busy' or tired to cook a meal at home. Yet these same people have 20 minutes to sit in a long line and wait for an overpriced meal of processed food.
I am pretty sure you can cook something semi-nutritious in that amount of time. A bag of Uncle Ben's and some chicken can be ready to go in ten minutes. Even a damn Hot Pocket can be microwaved in minutes and has to be beat the nutritional value of fast food. Yet here we are - a nation that grows and grows and now 1/3 of adults are obese and 2/3 are overweight. And kids are taking after their parents, avoiding sports in favor of video games and filling up on sugary snacks and fast foods that the parents provide.
Cooking and physical activity is so out of style that there is now a whole host of food delivery services popping up to make it even easier for you to get your fast food fix with even less energy expenditure. Uber Eats, Doordash, Grubhub, and a whole host of other delivery services will bring the fast food right to your door. You only have to leave the couch to pay the driver. How nice!
No more troublesome lines or physical activity to obtain the necessary sustenance your body craves. Just order from the convenient phone app and voila! Pretty soon, you won't even have to leave your couch to do anything. So this is where we now sit entering 2020: a nation too fat and lazy to even leave the house to drive for fast food.
Jeremy Wright is a self described opinionated bastard. Follow him on Facebook.