DAVENPORT, Iowa-- It's a little past 12 p.m. and that means grill master Michelle Gill is ready for the weekday lunch rush, and she's serving it up however you like it. It's time to take off the hard hat, grab some grub, and chat about last night.
Today's topic, whether you watched or not, was the first presidential debate of 2016.
Most people here around the grill say they're much more satisfied with their lunches than the candidates they saw.
"Neither one was very presidential. That's just the bottom of the line," says Local 25 union plumber Ron Kuhn.
"Everybody wants to know if she's sincere about what she's saying and if he's sincere about what he's saying," says local Michael Greene.
"It seems like they're all fighting over the middle class and the rich people, but what about us who are about ready to put up a tent on the corner of the street?" says grill master Michelle Gill.
Gill tried watching but soon fell asleep.
"I work during the day here, and I go and do roofing in the evenings. By the time I get home I'm really tired, and that's how a single woman has to work these days," says Gill.
And while her customers have a menu filled with choices, these workers say they're stuck when it comes to choosing who's going to lead the country.
"These two people are standing up there wanting to be our president, but yet, instead if the truths and facts, their opinions matter more to them," says Kuhn.
The debate is leaving people hoping their opinions will matter come election day.