Friday, April 27, 2007

So I was thinking about this on the way to work this morning.

When you were a little kid on vacation with your family, you typically drove...right? Well my family did. And you know as children our bladders are quite small and you'd have to stop quite often. But you'd never stop at gas stations would you? No, you'd stop here:

The people who own McDonald's are freaking geniuses. Not only do they know the secret of making great french fries (always salty and hot) but they also know that if they are known for having the cleanest bathrooms around, families will stop to use the bathroom and ultimately buy something. (um chocolate milkshake anyone?) GENIUS

When I was about 3 years old my immediate family went on a mission trip with a local youth group to New Mexico, specifically Four Corners. There is a picture of me from this trip in which I am wearing my little velcro shoes and standing outside of a McDonald's looking up at a gi-normous Ronald McDonald Balloon that they placed on top of the building (as if the golden arches weren't enough to let people know they could relieve themselves in a clean bathroom, they need a freaky Macy's sized clown balloon too?) Evidently I wouldn't go into this McDonald's b/c I was scared. But come on...can you blame me? I think this is what made me into a Burger King girl.

I have only recently started going back to McDonald's. This is b/c the toys were Madame Alexander, Wizard of Oz dolls. Do you know how much you have to go through to get a happy meal now?

'Yes, I'd like a McNugget happy meal please'
'4 piece or 6 piece'
'Oh, I didn't realize there was a choice. Um, 4 piece will be fine'
'Boy or girl?'
'um, girl.'
'Diet' (total dead giveaway that it will be me and not a 5 year old hoovering the happy meal)

(And after this whole exchange do you know what Wizard of Oz character I got? 'Daisy Munchkin'. Ok, come over to my house, I'll cue up The Wizard of Oz and I dare you to point out 'Daisy Munchkin'. I guarantee that you won't be able to do it. Why? B/C that character totally doesn't exist.)

But, seriously, when I was little our choices were:
mcnuggets (PS happy 24th birthday Chicken McNuggets. I love that they were introduced the year I was born!)

WHY do we need more choices? And PS choices...what kid is going to go to McDonald's and get the fruit cup instead of french fries? I would be throwing a temper tantrum in the middle of clean ass McDonald's if my parents wouldn't let me get french fries. WHO goes to a fast food restaurant and orders fruit? Wouldn't that be considered more dangerous than fatty french fries? Who knows how often they unload that fruit onto poor little kids? It could be sitting there for months before someone else orders it!


A Margarita said...

Oh my God! I love the chocolate shake! In spite of tho 1000 calories. I've always been more of a Burger King girl myself (onion rings!) but the Egg McMuffin keeps me coming back for more.

Anonymous said...

ok, so this is weird.. but i'm a member of a message board where someone posted that they are looking for the Daisy Munchkin doll, I guess they have the rest of them. If you still have it, I would like to have it to give to her.. since you hate it anyway.. :)
let me know, on myspace, facebook, whatever, since we're friends everywhere now.. :)

Dayngr said...

I have yet to go to a McD's bathroom that has been clean. LOL Clearly we live in different states.