Wednesday, July 30, 2008


I'm on my way to work. I had an interesting encounter with a patient this week. She was so nice and very grateful. She made a comment about working with the public. i asked her what she did and she replied, "I work at McDonald's".

My mind made an immediate jump to Cathy's story (The Noble Pig) about the McDonald's she drove through being out of straws. My patient exclaimed, "Straws!, How would you like to run out of BUNS!"! She went further,"PICKLES!" I just looked at her, I didn't dare laugh. "Can you imagine telling every customer they can only order chicken nuggets or a salad? GRIM. I asked THE question, "Can't you send someone to the store?"

And the answer is, NO, corporate policy. You have to wait for the BUN man, or the PICKLE man, or the STRAW man. Remember, "Where's the beef"? It's with corporate.
Not the minimum wage employee at the window. We don't need to eat there anyway. We should all just show up at the NP's and eat chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. Don't forget to cast your vote over at the Best Blogs website.

The dining room remodel is in progress, see you in a few days.


Anonymous said...

You are a hilarious funny woman who makes me laugh and blush.

You have such a way with words and I am so lucky to have found your unconditional friendship.

God Bless.

Anonymous said...

You crack me up! Got sumpthin for ya on my blog!

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I worked at McDonald's in HS while saving for a trip to Norway. I was grateful for the work and enjoyed the Scandinavian Summer immensely. As for McD's? I NEVER EAT THERE!

(Is it just me? I get the most hilarious cartoony pics in my mind: The Bun Man, The Straw Man, The Pickle Man. Remember French Fry Guy? Or was that Jack-in-the-Box?) Thanks for the giggle. Between you and NP I just NEVER know what to expect on my screen. But I can always count on a smile. ; )

Can't wait to see the dining room. (Now, why did that adorable gathering place need a makeover?)

Susiewearsthepants said...

I have one for you. I worked in a gas station for a while. It's really fun when the gas pumps go a gas station. Or people can't figure out how to work the pumps, and they come in and cuss you out for not turning on the pump. Then you very calmly say, "You have to lift the lever". Nuff said.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

corperate or not here in Georgia when they run out someone is sent to BUY what ever they are out of and many times it was Cory who was sent cause he was one of the few teens with a car...dominos here was selling a salad a while back, we found that what they were doing was running across the street buying mc D's salads and repacking them LOL.

Only spending time with the great physician is my RX... going to go back and redo the purpose driven life and get my self back where I need to be. We don't have insurance so earthly physicians are only for when at deaths door and I am far from there. :)
stupid sinuses are driving me nuts right now so took a couple sudafed and hope they kick in FAST cause sinus draining and Cpap just dont mix
hugs Laura

Chris H said...

Heee heee~! My son Steve used to work at McDonalds.... enough said.

Brenda said...

MMMMMMM. I don't know what NPs is but the cake sounds good.

MaBunny said...

Thats just sad. Funny but sad. And unfortunately the minimum wage employee is the one going to get yelled at by a frustrated customer because the BUN/PICKLE/STRAW man didn't get his butt there on time!

Flea said...

Oh my word. Fer real? How very SAD.

Love the new pic in the header. :)

Grandma Tillie's Bakery said...

We don't do McDonalds except maybe a small fry once a year if we're starving half to death. We only have one in this town and the person that mans the counter 24/7 can't decide whether he's a he or a she, so sometimes "she" is wearing makeup, hoop earrings and has "her" hair frosted and sometimes "he" has black, slicked back hair, a 5 o'clock shadow and talks with a lisp.

I can't eat when my stomach is unsettled and that behavior unsettles me LOL

Debbie in CA : ) said...

Psssst ... girlfriend, I would tell you in a heartbeat if you had spinach in your teeth. So ... rearrange that header pic and the caption "Fresh Ideas for Living" because it looks like you're missing your front teeth. Yikes! Love you! XOXOXOXO ...

Karen Deborah said...

Yes this true, why would she lie?
NP is the noble Pig master of delicous photos that cause me to compulsively chew on my hands,,,and pitcha changed.