Friday, August 14, 2009
I am struggling to interpret where my loyalties lie. I feel so conflicted and confused and I need some help sorting out my values.
Rumor has it that there will be an In-N-Out in Orem, UT. Yes, Utah. Does that seem like a problem for anyone else?
Where are they going to put the palm trees? They don't grow here in the Frozen North and what is In-N-Out without palm trees? Not In-N-Out.
What about the quality. Will it be compromised with it's distance from Baldwin Park?
What about my penchant for breaking the sabbath for late night In-N-Out? They probably won't even be open on Sundays.
My main concern is how it will become a fad. All the sudden it will be cool to wait in line for 2 hours for one of the first In-N-Out burgers. That isn't cool people, it's stupid.
I feel like I would be cheating on my beloved California if I patronized the In-N-Out in Orem. I was raised in Utah, but I was born in California and I spent the last 6 years there. I have loyalties. It just doesn't seem right. It doesn't seem respectful. As you can see, I still haven't come to terms with the fact that I have lived in Utah for almost a year. A year. A year. A year. (sigh) I am still holding onto my California residency for dear life.
So what are your thoughts? Am I being an idiot? Is there some validity to my conundrum?