Are you a Burger King person or a McDonald's person? Because you can only be one or the other.
I'm a McDonald's person. I could eat it every day for every meal (for a month and then get addicted, vomit, and go into liver failure). I love salty food and that's McDonald's. Love those fries. I used to love their chicken nuggets, but then they RUINED them by making them real chicken. (If you know about dark meat chicken nuggets then we are soulmates.) Now I love their Southern Style Chicken Sandwich. It's just like chick fil-a except not evil.
However, on my drive home, there is a Burger King and not a McDonald's. So I'm forced to get BK if I want takeout that doesn't involve me getting out of the car (practically impossible with two kids in tow). Their burgers are OK, so I suck it up.
However, the drive-thru BK on my way home ALWAYS gets my freaking order wrong. ALWAYS, for about a year. And it was always this one same guy at the drive-thru.
At first, they just would forget the fries or one of the burgers. This was annoying because I'd have to drive back to get it after arriving home. Then I learned my lesson and started checking before driving away. (I also once had to demand change of my twenty. "You gave me a twenty??")
However, they managed to thwart me by putting the right NUMBER of items in the bag, but just the wrong items. So I got home one day and found that our two burgers were actually two chicken sandwiches. So I started checking the wrappers to make sure all the sandwiches are the right ones before driving away.
Then I discovered that this is not good enough because they labeled a wrapper as California whopper and instead gave me a regular whopper. So it got to the point where I had to open every single sandwich to make sure it was correct before driving away.
One day, I got my order, checked the sandwiches were right, and started driving away. Then I noticed that they had forgotten my daughter's chocolate milk.
I was so angry, there was steam coming out of my ears. The drive-thru already had two cars waiting, so I parked and got out of my car with my two children. I stormed into the Burger King, asked for the manager, and basically started screaming. I relayed all my pent-up anger at BK, about how they ALWAYS got my order wrong. I kept yelling, "I'm so angry!" The manager kept nodding and at one point, I think he looked at the drive-thru guy and said, "See?"
I vowed not to go back there again, but a few weeks later, it was late and didn't feel like making dinner, so I decided to try it again.
When I pulled up to the drive-thru, I saw the usual drive-thru kid was gone. And since then, he never came back.
I wonder if he got fired or if my rampage contributed to his being fired. Or maybe they just reassigned him to the back. Anyway, they haven't gotten my order wrong since then.
LOL... quite a storyReplyDelete
I hate when someone gets my fast food order wrong! It's so disappointing to get home and be ready to dig into a bacon cheddar sirloin burger and find a filet o fish instead.ReplyDelete
Now I have a craving for McDonalds. Mmmmm.
Solitary: The only thing they get wrong these days is not enough straws. So I just bought some straws for our apartment.ReplyDelete
McD's, when I go there, are occasionally jerks about the bbq sauce.
McDonald's has an issue with my chicken nugget sauce too. I always order one package of sweet and sour and one package of honey mustard, but often I'll get two packages of the same kind. So annoying.ReplyDelete
Man...life is hard.
I'm a vegetarian so the only thing I get to eat at McDonalds are McFlurries and those apple slices with caramel dip that come with the kids meal. Although it always worries me a bit that the apple slices don't go brown. I wonder how old they are lol.ReplyDelete
LOL - this reminds me of this Tim Horton's (a Canadian coffee/donut chain like Dunkin Donuts). Usually they are all amazing at getting order right. But this one that we go to sometimes because its on the way to my hubby's work for some reason always screws up my coffee order. One time I asked for a large coffee with milk and a sweetner - I got a coffee with milk and SIX sweetners! I didn't realize till we were a good way away, and I was so annoyed because I really needed a coffee and out of principle refused to buy another one. Another time they put barely any milk even though I asked for double milk. From there,I too always a) have them repeat the order back to me and b) I make my husband wait while I try my coffee.ReplyDelete
Whoa. You're a doctor and you eat fast food on a regular basis? That's seriously scary.ReplyDelete
I haven't eaten McD's or BK in close to 20 years.
Haven: It surprises you that people juggling a career with long hours and multiple kids want to get food at a place that will prepare a quick meal without having to get out of the car? If you and your spouse are working 10-12 hour days and still providing home-cooked meals for two kids, you are allowed to act superior about not eating fast food. Otherwise, I reserve the right to say you just don't get it.ReplyDelete
Fair Enough. I do work 10 hour days, 5 days a week, but I don't have kids to worry about. It's just surprisingly because what we put in our bodies is so important. If not for you, then for you kids.ReplyDelete
Sounds like it would have saved you the frustration and time to just find an out-of-the-way McD.ReplyDelete
Haven: Eating healthy is important? You're kidding.ReplyDelete
There are a lot of things that are important: sleeping enough, avoiding stress, exercise, breastfeeding, spending time with your kids, etc. Sometimes you don't have time to do all of them and have to prioritize. If I only have time to either cook a healthy meal or help my daughter with her homework, what's more important then?
Yeah, I gotta say, some pre-meds/med-students/residents/docs etcetc are really impressively good about eating healthy and working out buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut.......that's like 10% of the population. The rest are lucky to find time to eat :(ReplyDelete
I still like McD's chicken nuggets though, AND their fries. And their $1 McChicken sandwich. mmmmmm
Pretty much everyone I know acts all righteous when I mention that I occasionally partake of McDonalds. God forbid we're not eating leaves at every meal. It's seriously annoying.ReplyDelete
While McD's fries are better nothing beats a flame broiled "cow" for me. Service varies on location of either.ReplyDelete
It's really refreshing to hear a doctor say words that reflect reality instead of the snooty superior crap the mass media convinces us is "healthy living" -- it won't kill you to eat fast food from time to time, sometimes it's just damned easier, eating fast food will not magically make you gain a billion pounds and/or give you The Diabetus, you won't curl up and die because you didn't eat anything green today, etc. etc. etc.ReplyDelete
If only more doctors lived in the real world instead of the fantasyland that TV and magazines depict.
I can't believe everyone that has commented here has blatantly ignored the most important part of this topic. The crap that McDonald's calls "real chicken". I want my good ol' dark meat chicken nuggets back!! :)ReplyDelete
Nothing beats the old red-meat chicken nuggets :DReplyDelete