Humans Are Not Baguettes

They don’t call it “bread” for no reason

Amy Sterling Casil
6 min readMay 20, 2021


I get the New York Times newsletter every morning. One day I’m told I’m a vicious, anti-social killer because I failed to double-mask and self-isolate for six months, and … According to NYT last week, after eighteen months of self-isolation in my closet and simultaneous volunteering for and maxing out my donations to Biden-Harris, I can hug family members again. As long as I’m vaccinated and so are they. Twice. By the way COVID is over get back to work.


Seriously — one day later look at the happy family! Happy Mother’s Day! — it’s OVER get back to work!!!

You heard me! Get back to work! Whaddaya mean ya don’t want to work 18 hours flipping burgers for $7.25/hour? Ya don’t want to be a server at my delicious vegan chain fast casual restaurant? Excuse me, lazy worker, I funded up for $25 million Series A and I am not about to give up my dream of becoming a billionaire on a bike-through kiosk serving cultured soy foodlike substances meant to be eaten by the masses and save the planet.

Moi? I eat gold encrusted filet mignon for my health and I donate 1% of my pre-tax profits to children’s charities in Rwanda

This is such a simple problem and the solution is also easy. People, not the New York Times, are solving it. Even I’m taking steps in this regard and I’m a lifelong workaholic and have worked 10–12 hour days for the past three years.

Because I was terrified of becoming homeless.

Just like you, I deserve a life. I’m not, New York Times, a fucking baguette.

Does it really matter, NYT, if every single McDonalds goes out of business? Yes: that would be a good thing, not a bad thing.

But if there’s not enough fast food jobs what will people do? I know! Enlist in the military …



Amy Sterling Casil

Over 500 million views and 5 million published words, top writer in health and social media. Author of 50 books, former exec, Nebula nominee.