Today I stopped at McDonald's for my daily large fountain Coke which I have not gotten in THREE MONTHS folks, but I happen to find a shit done of nickels and stuff in my purse so I thought that perhaps today was the day to treat my body to something wonderful. So on my way to work, I stopped at the McDonald's drive through.
Only to have that asshole tell me that a large Coke now costs $2.11? Um, no sir, it most certainly does not. It's $1.06 as the day is long, don't fuck with me on my first day back at work.
Never mind the fact that after practically screaming through the speaker I decide that the guy is a moron, so I pull to the window. Only to have him INSIST that I was ordering a sausage mcmuffin. Because, "large Coke" and "Sausage McMuffin" sound so similar. Never mind the fact that a sausage mcmuffin is on the dollar menu, so no way can it cost $2.11 on its own.
But that just reminded me that I forgot to tell you about the Peppermint Mocha incident the day after Christmas!
My mom and I were going to go shopping for after Christmas deals (wrapping paper and other Christmas related things we don't truly need but it's SUCH a good deal that you find a hard time talking yourself out of it because WHO in their right mind is going to turn down a roll of wrapping paper for $1, normally priced at $7.99? Nobody, that's who.) and she said she wanted to get a medium peppermint mocha from McDonald's. So we go through drive through and get our total and it appeared to be right because we see "medium peppermint mocha" on the screen with the total. All is well.
We get to the first window and she's like, "Small hot chocolate?" Er.. "No, medium peppermint mocha?" and she tells me a new total- different from what we were told. So then she tells me they rang it up wrong, which isn't true because we SAW it on the screen. Never mind that at this point? The car ahead of us already got their food and is gone and there is nobody behind us, so it's not like it could have gotten mixed up with their double lane nightmare they've got going on (that nobody can work because nobody understand the concept of merging and taking turns). So we pay the new total, pull ahead to the next window.
Only to be PARKED. Yes, bitches- we were PARKED for a DRINK. So, being a good citizen, I proceed to park. And seconds later get pissed off that I am now parked for a drink. I'm... I'm incredulous. How dare they park me for a drink?! What kind of bull shit is this? We wait approximately three minutes until I declare that I am going in and claiming our drink.
I made it to the door before a idiot looking girl is holding our cup. I flat out asked why the hell are we parked for a drink? What, exactly, is the problem? She tells me they only have one drink machine. That's it. THAT is the hold up. Never mind that it's like... 2pm so it's not a lunch rush or anything. There aren't many cars in the lot and as I look in the windows, not many people in the lobby so it's not like they have a line of hot drinks to get out. So I said to her that it's kind of ridiculous to park a car for a drink, let alone for three minutes. I think she maybe almost peed herself?
But I was hot. The mocha? Not so much. But it only reminded me of the ice cream cone incident.
Oh yes, there is an ice cream cone incident.
I have to say, I'm partial to their twist cones. I like me some twist cone and with it being .49, I can't help myself (when I have the money to do so). But a few months ago I went through the drive through to get myself a twist cone on my way to work.
And I got parked.
For a fucking CONE.
By the time I got the cone of course, it was half melted and upside down in a cup. Why they couldn't just bring me a new one not in a cup, I'll never know. But the woman looked annoyed when I asked for a spoon.
Oh- did you think they brought me a spoon seeing how they put my ice cream upside down, half melted in a cup?
You'd be wrong.
She was actually annoyed that I had the audacity to ask for a spoon. I ended up being late to work that day over this incident.
If this doesn't speak to either the questionable hiring practices of McDonald's or the lack of intelligence in our citizens, I don't know what will. And for the record? I have worked many years at fast food places and high demand/dealing with asshole customer jobs. MANY. So I know that it can get stressful but honestly- use your brains for half a second longer and I am at least pretty sure the light bulb in your head might at least blink a little.