You Can’t Make This Stuff Up II29 February, 2008
One of our local gas and convenience stores is Sheetz (actually from Western PA, but that’s local). They also have a small fast food (subs (or hoagies, or grinders, or heroes, or torpedoes), sandwiches, salads, wraps) area inside most of the stores. Their latest product is a chicken sandwich and they put up some really neat billboards lettered “Crispy Frickin’ Chicken.”
According to todays Times Leader newspaper, some people have a problem with this and are bombarding the stores and headquarters with angry phone calls. All I can say is get a grip, people. It’s not a swear word (though it is a frickin’ acceptable alternative to the real frickin’ word (which if you haven’t figured it out yet, the frickin’ word is fucking)). Our streets are crumbling under the weight of tax cuts and SUVs. Our schools are falling apart. And these freaks are upset about the word ‘frickin’ on a billboard.