On a recent trip through the Indianapolis airport, I bought a salad for dinner. From a vending machine.
Their salad choices sounded awesome, and the one I chose lived up to its description. It was one of, if not the, best airport salads I have ever had.
The vending machine carried other healthy snacks as well.
It is a clear example of technology replacing jobs, though it isn’t new technology. I also believe that it’s a reality that our culture will have fewer and fewer jobs available; and that this reality is not being talked about enough. That would take long-term planning which, unfortunately, is rare in governmental leadership.
It also is somewhat wasteful. My salad came in a thick, plastic jar. However, I can reuse the jar, unlike most plastic salad containers available for purchase at airport markets.
I didn’t get a picture of the vending machine, but this is the company, and here is my salad jar, currently serving as a homemade granola storage vessel.
This company appears to be prevalent in Chicago, Indianapolis, New York, and Milwaukee…at least so far. I think I paid $9 for my salad. Not cheap, but it was airport food which never is, and it was a huge and filling salad.