It’s been ages since I posted and even longer since I did the Thursday Three. What shall I write about???…Oh, I know! But first some background (this is cut and pasted from something I shared on an email list last night):
I hadn’t eaten dinner tonight so after choir rehearsal I decided to pick up a burger and fries at McDonald’s. Yes, they are pretty terrible but since it only costs $2.06 I don’t really expect much. As the girl at the window starts to hand me the bag I ask if there’s ketchup in there. I know…strange thing to put on French fries. She rolls her eyes slightly, looks around vaguely, walks over to the counter and then comes back telling me they are out of ketchup. I replied, “You mean there is absolutely no ketchup in this entire place???”. “Yeah, we were running low earlier and now I guess we are out.” She hesitates then asks if I want her to get me some from “that plunger thing-y.” “Yes, that would be great. Thanks.” You’ll never guess what she brought to me. A small drink cup with about a half inch of ketchup in the bottom. Do you have any idea how hard it is to dunk a French fry into the very bottom of a narrow cup?
I find it hard to believe they were truly out of ketchup but I suspect no one working there tonight knew where the extra supplies were. Or were too lazy to go get them. There are people making minimum wage who are truly overpaid.
Three reasons not to eat at McDonald’s:
- It’s embarrassing to admit you ate there.
- The food is lousy.
- You just might find yourself thinking less than charitable thoughts about the people who work there.
And the one reason you should eat at McDonald’s? It just might provide fodder for a blog post.