|They still have the security at the drive-through window.|
In recent neighborhood meetings about the proposed Hennepin County Hub project, much has been made about how the nearest familiar place for MPS employees to eat lunch is the KFC across the street. And if this weren't bad enough, folks said, the KFC on Broadway still had bulletproof glass! I worked at the US Bank off of Lake and Chicago for a good five years, and I remember how unsafe I felt at the KFC there when they had bulletproof glass, and how much more welcoming it was when that was finally removed.
So I set out to take a few pictures of the barrier and put up a scathing blog post telling Kentucky Fried Chicken exactly how they are doing a disservice to the neighborhood. But I wasn't about to just waltz in there, snap a few photos, and leave. I felt an obligation to purchase something from them if I was going to put the establishment through the proverbial wringer. I admit I've never been in this joint before, as I rarely eat fast food. I thought I'd find something that would go well enough with the spinach-avocado-pomegranate salad back home, take a picture of the bulletproof glass, and be on my way.
Instead, I walked in, saw that the glass has been removed, and decided I no longer needed the karma points of buying something before blogging. So for the record everyone, the bulletproof glass between the cashiers and customers is no longer there at Broadway's KFC. From my perspective, this is kind of like adding an in-flight move to the Hindenburg; the experience might be more enjoyable but it's still fundamentally flawed.
And then it occurred to me: I might be the only person in the history of ever to walk into a restaurant, expect a bulletproof window, then say "oh hell no," before turning around and leaving.