Thursday, August 28, 2008

Warning: Health Alert

So blonde rascal and I were in McDonald's a few weeks ago. I should mention that I really don't like McD's and avoid it like the plague...but we all know every once in a while it is, well, unavoidable. Plus for blonde rascal it is like the crown jewel of chain restaurants and so it an insanely cool treat when we go.

On a side note I will say that their new country chicken sandwich, or whatever the name is, is really actually pretty good. It is an exact replica of the Chick-Fil-A sandwich.

While I was sitting there stuffing my face with the calorie ridden sandwich and b.r. was wallering around in the germ infested play place, a father and two tween boys came and sat at the booth next to ours. The boys sat down and the father was going to go place the order.

He asked the boys what they wanted and one boy said he wanted a Quarter Pounder.

To which the father in a very authoritative and reprimanding tone replied "You can't get that. Why would you want to clog up your arteries like that?"

My mouth, full of greasy chicken, fell open in utter disbelief.

If the artery health of your children is a large concern, then why would you even let your tires hit the parking lot at McDonald's?

Let's be honest, there is NOTHING on the menu at McDonald's that is even remotely health conscience. (I personally don't consider salads full of ice berg lettuce to be healthy) I think your wisest menu choice at McDonald's, with regard to the plaque in your arteries, would be...a napkin.

8 comments:

Lori E. said...

Yes, I am thinking that the fathers comment was for your ears, because he was probably having two quarter pounders, you do not go to McChoke to eat healthy. You SHOULD carry purell (or Lysol) for after play ground de-cam.

Mary said...

That is hilarious!! I can't stand McD's!! Nothing there! bluck....however my children adore it. I think they must put something in the kid's meals to keep your kids wanting more. When Hunter was tiny, he wanted McD's, and we never went there back then! I don't even know how he knew what McDonald's was!

Organized Chaos said...

I think we're kindred spirits....

kristen lewis said...

McDonalds is almost as bad as Walmart or New Mexico. Those might be the top three things on my list of places that I do not like.

Meredith said...

Well said. And so true!! Here's my "favorite" meal at MCd's when forced to go...fruit and yogurt parfait and a coke. WOW. The nutrishun...it's so amaaaazing!!

I LOVE that you quoted JayZ in your last post. You hip chick you!!

Meredith said...

Well said. And so true!! Here's my "favorite" meal at MCd's when forced to go...fruit and yogurt parfait and a coke. WOW. The nutrishun...it's so amaaaazing!!

I LOVE that you quoted JayZ in your last post. You hip chick you!!

Stacey said...

Yep, Mickie Dee's is pretty bad. I've read the only gluten free item they have is their ketchup. HA!

Mary said...

Stacey might be the luckiest person...at least she has a good excuse for not eating there!