You can’t make this up. In an effort to help reduce holiday travel stress, Popeyes (the chicken restaurant chain, not the cartoon character) launched an “Emotional Support Chicken” to provide a quick laugh to travelers (at least to those at the airport in Philadelphia). The next box is designed to bring fried chicken on holiday flights.
All kidding aside, this is the problem now faced by those with legitimate disabilities (including our veterans) and who need assistance animals. Because there is so much abuse on the internet and elsewhere, the Emotional Support Chicken is out there for a laugh.
While 2018 closes with a little humor, professional apartment leasing office staff members will still engage with our residents in 2019 to simply confirm their emotional support animal requests are legitimate and were not purchased over the internet. Or from Popeyes.
Happy Holidays to all.
Just A Thought.