We had a dry Big Mack, hard fries and a milk shake that was nothing but air bubbles. And it was one of the best McDonalds' experiences I've ever had!
On Sunday, hubs and I finished a really pleasant countryside walk and afterwards decided to treat ourselves to a very rare stop at McDonalds.
I should have taken pictures!
This Mickey D's was spotless!!!! Even when paying for the food, I was checking out the back kitchen over the cashiers shoulder, it seems so clean, calm and organized back there. I'm not used to seeing this at McDees. I was really shocked. But this isn't the point of my post really :D
While sitting down at the table, I reached over and picked up a plastic child’s bib that was hanging over a row of children's highchairs near our table. My crafty mind, as it does, immediately thought of what great use I could get out of it. I had needed something like an adult bib to use when eating spaghetti for dinner, which I do quite often and always create a big mess on myself. I’m tired of ruining nice tops so thought the tie on bib would serve me well.
After removing ONE of the bibs, raising my pocketbook a bit too high in the air, and placing the bib inside, I noticed a few dinners eye-balling me. As if I was stealing!
I most certainly was Not!
I had full intentions of telling the employee who had just laid the bibs out nicely, that I've taken one. Plus I felt that I didn't want her to get in any trouble for not doing her job right, so I would go out of my way to get her attention to tell her that I had removed one. But not wanting to shout across the restaurant, I waited for her to come near. Though, in the mean time I'm sitting there looking like a thief!
Have you ever done something like this? Have you take a few straws or sugar packets from restaurants, putting them in your purse for later? Do you consider this stealing?? Aren't they Freebies??
I remember when I was a kid, my Mom used to help herself to restaurant freebies. I’m SURE she didn’t consider this stealing because she wasn't a thief in any way shape or form. She viewed them as free items.
I'm talking ketchup packets, sweet and lows, straws, even those coffee cup stirrers, they all made appearances in our kitchen cabinet at home.
And these weren't only just the items from restaurants that we actually ate at! Mom didn’t discriminate, even got us kids in on it. "Go in there and get us some napkins," she would say to me as we'd pass an eatery. Considering that we were poor and probably was low on tissue paper at home, this seemed to my thinking to have been clever. Though I remember one time I got yelled at by a guy behind the counter in a pizzeria for struggling with the silver napkin holder that was filled too tightly. I wasn't impressed, and was a little bit more annoyed for being yelled at. How rude! I though, I'm glad I don't eat in this restaurant! And I gathered the napkins and left, handing them over to my Mom who waited outside.
But was that stealing????? I can see now that it was. I guess we didn't know any better then.
Yesterday at McDonalds, the employee finally walked in our direction so I explained that I took a bib from one of the highchair. She was all smiles, and said no problem. She even asked if I wanted more! She went in the back and came out with 15 bibs for me!
They say on the front "I LOVE TO DRIBBLE."