Lobster Rolls, the height of summer delight for lunch in New England.
We can get 'em here in Sarasota, pretty decent ones, at Captain Brian's Sea Food restaurant on Route 41, at the back side of the airport.
Captain Brian's tells us that their Lobsters are flown in daily from New England. That's an edgy "carbon imprint" for a Crustacean , save to say that the New England - Sarasota flight would happen with or without Lobstas (New England pronunciation).
The price of a 1/Roll at Captain Brian's in Sarasota is $16.95.
We should be so lucky.
But n New England itself, a Lobster Roll could set you back $68.
That of course is if you choose to "dine" ( a fancy word) at the blood sucking new Casino in Everett MA.
That's expensive! Silly me. I'd forgotten that the Lobster Roll at this new and terrible Everett place includes:
One and a half pounds of Lobster Meat, plus black truffle aioli, shaved black truffle, and gold leaf.
Lah de dah.
Lah de crap.
A "food services" worker at this new Everett MA casino might be lucky enough to earn $12 per hour, before a mandatory Social Security deduction, and without a penny towards the costs of health insurance.
So, given the very best estimate of remuneration and deductions, our sisters and brothers in Massachusetts would have to work for at least six hours a day in order to simply live, so that some filthy rich oligarchs could suck down $68 burgers.
C'est la vie for the rich.
C'est la vie for the poor.