One more thing about the Marilyn Hagerty/Olive Garden fuss, then we’re done

Like everyone else patrolling the interwebs, I laughed snarkily at Marilyn Hagerty’s review of the new Olive Garden in Grand Forks, North Dakota. As the media frenzy developed, however, I started to feel anxious about it. Smart-ass media folks think it’s just fine to mock people with “inferior” taste. That’s what this whole thing boils down to: publicly mocking a person for being uncool, even when that person is a hard-working elderly woman who’s just doing her job. And I felt guilty about that. Continue Reading