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I realize that I’m a terrible blogger, but I do have good ideas some of the time. This is one of those times.
As you know, I work at McDonald’s. I was working in the drive-thru today and an old couple came to my window. I had just taken their order of two hot fudge sundaes. Their total was $3.01 and I didn’t hear any smack immediately, but whoa was it coming.
My window was suddenly darkened by the shadow of two angels of Satan that I couldn’t legally escape. They started softly with small blows, like, “What was the total?” but upon repeating, “It’s $3.01.” ALL HELL BROKE LOOSE! You’d think I’d revoked their AARP cards and withheld their social security checks. I had never been accosted by two such fragile looking people. The driver (husband) said, “Your sign says it’s $1.19 per sundae.”
I should have seen it building, but I was already in it for the long haul, so I played right into their hands by saying, “Well sir, they just recently raised the price to $1.49. I guess they just haven’t had a chance to change the sign.” This was the wrong move.
“Well, cheating is ugly and you all should be ashamed of yourselves.” was spat at my face from the passenger (plump wife). Not only did I want to punch them for making such a fuss over nothing, but seriously, who bitches about $0.30? My face flushed and I wanted nothing more than to say, “Ya know what guys? This one’s on me…Clearly, you have bigger things to worry about if thirty cents gets you so pissed.” I realize the sign was misleading, but is $3 so impossible that you can’t just accept it as a tiny problem and move on?
I don’t expect much out of the elderly because they have a place in our society, but not all of them. There are a rampant number of people whose sole purpose seems to be hemorrhaging government money and cashing social security checks that don’t get dumped back in to the economy. I honestly believe in euthanasia when a person has outlasted their usefulness, but hey, I just want to secure a future for our children.
Let’s get philosophical folks, what are your thoughts?