On Wednesday, with the healthcare debate raging anew and a fresh bill getting passed around Congress, a tweeter named Colin Gray went on a rant that's completely unrelated to any of that.
"There's this weird thing you can do, where, if you need information from someone, you can ask them instead of the internet," wrote Gray, apparently fed up with a lack of face-to-face communication.
To make his point, he started listing all the ways you can get answers besides the internet.
How about chatting in person?
What about a phone call? An email? A text?
What about just asking goddamn Chili's?
That raised some questions.
"I really want to know what questions you have for Chili's," responded a compassionate reader. Ironically, asking Chili's something over the internet seems a lot like the thing Gray was raging against in the first place, but he went for it anyway.
Here's where it all comes back to healthcare.
It may sound strange that a restaurant chain best known for nachos, salsa, mozz sticks, and other things desperate to kill you with sodium just became America's most celebrated healthcare professional on Twitter—but here we are.
"If your deductible hasn't been met, your copay is how much it costs to simply leave your doctor's office," responded (Dr.) Chili's Grill & Bar, almost immediately. "They can charge way more later."
Gray was, understandably, appreciative of the prompt response from Chili's (MD). So was everyone.
Compare Chili's accurate assessment of healthcare costs to Trump's inaccurate assessment of his party's own bill.
Truthfully, the rest of the internet was even more appreciative of Chili's than Colin Gray, jumping in to ask the chain for advice on everything from dating to life itself. Now whoever runs the Twitter for Chili's has gone from responding to angry customers about the price of margaritas to giving them advice on accepting their inner truth.
Life advice for any time.
Solutions for loneliness.
How to break into the arts.
Whatever this is.
Bravo, Chili's, you've successfully rebranded yourself as a self-help website.