When I was a teen, I worked at a Panera that was a 35 minute drive from where I lived. It paid minimum wage, and it was after 9/11 so gas cost what it does now. We needed a 15 dollar minimum wage two decades ago, folks. You shouldn’t have to work two hours to pay for the gas you used to get to work. I paid them back by doing a mediocre job.

Anyway, I literally just went to Google Maps and looked at street view of that road I traveled hundreds of times. No nostalgia, only tired.