I've spent way too much time in fast food places over the past week and I noticed something, something that I should have remembered.
Today, both of the places I went to were empty inside, except for me. Plenty of people in the drive-thru, though. And I could hear the teasing and mockery and genuine comradity (pardon the spelling). That sense of a team that functions well together and like working together.
I found myself missing that.
At my "grown-up" job, we may use teamwork, but we don't work as a team together. Everyone does their part and we hope all the parts fit together in the end.
Maybe that's why so many people there seem so desparet to connect to others.