Two retirees were leaning on the diner counter, talking.
“It’s terrible, what’s happened to this country,” the one with the green flannel shirt said to his friend. “They’ve screwed everything up, and now these new bastards will come in and make it even worse.”
“We used to make things here,” he said, reeling off a list of once-local products. “Now all these factories are empty, they make everything in China while these fat bastards get rich and everyone here gets laid off.
“I don’t know what people are gonna do.”
His friend shook his head in vehement agreement.
“It’s over. It’s over. America? It’s never gonna be the same again. People aren’t even gonna remember we used to have it good here for awhile.”