Food-and-drink franchises at airports amaze me. Where else (except for the movies) will I gladly fork over ridiculous sums of money for a soft pretzel and a soda? I seem to have no problem buying a sub-par $18 lunch from a kid in a company baseball hat and a name tag. The rental fees these places have to pay must be staggering. Then there are those poor employees who are there at 5 a.m.; I'm there at 5 a.m. because I have to get somewhere and I know I can sleep on the plane. They are there at 5 a.m. because it's Wednesday and they have a... More >>>