Friday, January 16, 2009
Cheap, Fast or Well Done? Pick Any Two.
The second part of my journey across Illinois from Chicago to Savanna offered real competition -- I had my choice of the the Chicago Burlington and Pacific, the Northern Pacific, the Milwaukee Road, or the Union Pacific. They each tried to outdo themselves. The food was cooked on the train and legendary. And they were not terribly expensive
Now contrast Amtrak. Surly take-it-or-leave-it service. Overpriced commissary made plastic wrapped sandwiches. As little as it possible to give you, without any concern for your comfort or happiness.
Do you think it will be any different when the Government takes over your medical care?