Ah yes, who doesn’t love a good poll? Another one has been taken, revealing a less than shocking result. “Obamacare support hits record low.” (read article here) It’s no surprise then, that disapproval of Obamacare will lead to disapproval of Obama.
While I am no healthcare expert, I am an expert in hospitality (and analogies). And in order for me to get a better handle on the healthcare debacle, I translate this political jargon into layman’s terms, or bartender speak. The most valuable insight I’ve ever received in my seven years in the service industry is this: to know how competent the store manager is, take a trip to the restroom. A messy bathroom means messier management.
Now, bear with me for this metaphor. Obamacare is a restaurant lavatory. Sometimes, during the course of a meal, one needs to take a trip to the toilet. This is certainly not my favorite part of the dining experience, but a pristine ladies room is noticed and appreciated. Similarly, in life, we make trips to the doctor. A transparent plan, and easy access to healthcare information is also appreciated and usually expected.
Obama’s bathroom is a mess. It is tainting our dining experience time and time again. He’s received guest complaints before, and has tried hiring help to tidy the place up, but there is still water on the counter tops and no hand towels to be found. And so, many of us conclude that Obama’s management strategy is flawed.
Now, there are some (roughly 36%) who favor the new healthcare laws. In my twisted mind, these are the people who really had to relieve themselves and happened into a stall with copious amounts of toilet paper. The plan works for them, and so they go back to their meal. But the rest of us are left wondering just how much we’re going to have to pay to pee…and if we’ll have to settle for one-ply.