Sometimes I’m not sure how I feel about people, I just have to say this. If you care to keep up with the news in the United Kingdom, then you’ve probably seen that a lack of chicken has caused around half of the KFC stores across the UK to temporarily close down and it’s evolved so much that a lot of the nation are talking about it when they shouldn’t be. People have gone as far to contact the police about the absence of the beloved meat that makes the franchise what it is and right now, I feel like February needs a restart.
So, KFC have switched to a new courier and they’re having trouble delivering chicken. Naturally this means that KFC are going to suffer but it doesn’t mean the fried chicken industry is in trouble, it’s just one franchise, even if it’s the most popular one around. In the UK there are chicken and chip shops EVERYWHERE! It’s a really big thing here, the amount of places that you can get fried chicken from sometimes makes me think it’s too much (I’m lying, you can never have too much), you can get them from supermarkets, pizza restaurants, fish and chip restaurants, burger restaurants and did I mention that there are loads of restaurants which specifically serve CHICKEN AND CHIPS? The likelihood of KFC running out of chicken is so low that it’s laughable but I really expected more of the public, at the very least you’d think that people would be able to handle themselves if they had to go a few days without a snack they like.
Is there a way to rationalise this? Nope I can’t see it so I don’t know what to say.
With the exception of the 11 herbs and spices (if anybody wants to share them with me, that’s super appreciated) are KFC really giving its customers anything different? You could argue that Morley’s (the official chicken and chip shop of London) sells better quality chicken (their wings definitely taste better), KFC also charges more than most places for what is essentially the same stuff. Most of the traffic that KFC gets comes from the fact it’s a bigger brand, speaking from personal experience, I don’t remember the last time that I brought a chicken thigh or sidebreast from KFC which tasted better than a 5/10. Maybe people need to expand, maybe they need to look at places on Just Eat or Deliveroo and someone needs to be there to tell adults to grow up.
People surprise me at times, I feel like I shouldn’t be surprised because we complain about ridiculous shit all the time but this one has really got me. It’s great that people can speak up on things but more so than ever, we’re really allowing people to feel encouraged enough to complain about things that don’t matter and with a situation like the one that I’ve just wrote about, the same people who are so upset that they feel the need to call the police about KFC are probably the same ones who complain about taxpayers money being wasted on nonsense. First world problems, ay?
Stuff like this really makes you think about what goes through the heads of people at times, I get that when you panic, your logic goes to sleep for a couple of hours but we definitely have the ability to process which situations require panic. My tone in this post might show that I’m annoyed but if I’m keeping it honest, this is some funny shit. I don’t like to call people stupid but I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t see people do shit that is helping build to the time where the limits of human stupidity are regularly tested (effortlessly). Like we’re really going to see people master ultra instinct for stupidity and lack of common sense (I just hope the banter on social media is going to match).