Chili's is Providing Shockingly Good Life Advice to People on Twitter Right Now


Whenever you post an existential question to Twitter, it isn't likely that anyone -- let alone a fast-casual restaurant -- will come to your aid bearing actual wisdom. On the contrary, some establishments will be sure to heap scorn and ridicule on you for publicly airing your problems. But not Chili's.

For some reason, people have been tweeting their dilemmas at the restaurant's verified account on Thursday, searching for meaning and clarity in this cruel, unforgiving world. Chili's has answered the call with a surprising degree of insight and emotional depth.

It's, well, really weird: 

Perhaps most significantly, the purveyors of baby back ribs and festive, middle-American flavor have an intricate knowledge of the United States healthcare system. One man, who was tweeting in vain about his health insurance co-pay issues, presumably found relief when Chili's appeared out of the blue with this bombshell of knowledge: 

Chili's mastery of the healthcare question confirmed its new reputation as a wellspring of good advice. Therefore, people are wondering how they drifted through life without knowing this. 

Still, there are still some things that Chili's can't quite understand, such as the demise of cringeworthy HBO programs enjoyed by suburban dads: 

If Wendy's is the evil contrarian of fast-food Twitter, then Chili's is its wise and angelic stepsister. Let's just hope for the sake of constructive discourse that the two never meet in a darkened alley. After all, people will inevitably need more advice, and Chili's will need to be there to save the day. Otherwise, the consequences might be dire. 

[h/t Salon]

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