This week Detroit Lions linebacker Justin Durant, a free agent, popped by a Chick-fil-A and filled out part of an application. (Middle initial: R.) His explanation was succinct. “Rough outchea bruh,” he tweeted.
Couldn't even get a sammich jus asked for a cup of water and an application lol— Justin Durant (@JDurant52) March 14, 2013
Incidentally his Twitter bio at present describes him as “Hongry,” which makes fast food a natural path but for the fact that he’s a seventh-year pro coming off a career-high in total tackles last year. Chances are slim that he’ll actually work at a Chick-fil-A any time soon. But don’t forget that for a lot of people — namely young people facing a top-heavy economy in which teenagers’ unemployment tops 23 percent — applying to Chick-fil-A isn’t an ironic gesture. There are lots of people out there who really, earnestly hope they get a job at Chick-fil-A right now.
Just applied to work at Chick-Fil-a. Wish me luck!— Akey Breaky (@itsHannahAke) March 14, 2013
I applied to Chick-Fil-A last year, I didn't get a job. I'm almost 16, and they were hiring. This freshman JUST applied, and got the job..— Sethhhhh™ ツ (@sshoopman3) March 15, 2013
So I applied at Chick-fil-A to be the cow mascot. I really hope I get the job��— Farmer Ted. (@HayZeusChris) March 15, 2013
Applied today and already got called back to come in for an interview Tuesday for a job at chick fil a.. Wish me luck!(:— brettsasser (@Brett_sasser920) March 16, 2013
I applied online to work at chick-fil-a * finger's crossed *— A † ♥ (@princessaleah_) March 15, 2013
Just applied at Chick Fil A oh— Caylee Marino (@im_howardhotdog) March 14, 2013
I'm applying at chick fil a :)— franchesca (@FranchescaBurgo) March 15, 2013
lol am i really applying for a job at chick fil a— jessica underwood (@jessunderwear) March 10, 2013
Applying for Chick Fil A hollaaaaaa.— Manny Booy (@manny_booy) March 12, 2013
I just applied for two different job positions at Chick-Fil-A, praying I get one of them.— Emily K. Beck (@emilyaldergator) March 10, 2013
I Applied for Chick-fil-A �������� lls hopefully I get the girl who worked there smiled hella hard at me n the manager talked to me #PRAY—Ryan V.(@wowitzryan) March 12, 2013
I'm gonna apply for The new chick-fil-A opening ✌— ʝєииιfєя ιѕкαи∂єя (@jennxxbieber) March 10, 2013
I hope I get that job at chick fil a— Your Man (@Daddy_Hoehn_) March 16, 2013
And if they don’t get it? It’s rough outchea. But when they do? Guys, it’s seriously great news.
Both of my goals for this year have been accomplished...getting into UF and getting a job at Chick-fil-a! :) #excited— Rachel Brown (@Rachellllll19) March 13, 2013