Monday, December 14, 2009

What will I do for free dinnerware?

Even though I have been avoiding fast food pretty well, I stopped at McDonalds because I forgot to bring my lunch. (Not that I’m broken hearted about leaving a PBJ on the kitchen counter.) I was about to get my usual, quarter pounder without cheese, when the speaker lady asked if I wanted to make it a large and get a free Coke glass. I said sure.

If you’ve seen me, you might not believe me when I say that I do not upsize my fast food orders. This was not so in the high school days when supersizing was a measly 39¢ and I was constantly hungry. When I went to the Philippines, I had to do start upsizing because their regular sizes, are our kiddie sizes. Seriously, their drinks were like bloated Dixie cups. I wish I had taken a picture of it but to get an idea of just how small Filipino portion sizes are, check out this photo:
That’s their largest size of coke next to TWO meals. Total cost: $1.62. Loved living on the cheap there.

Anyways, I went ahead with the large McDonalds meal and when I was through with it, I just wanted to crawl under my desk and take a nap. It was the fries that did me in. I swear there must’ve been an equivalent of three potatoes sliced, fried, and salted. Blech.

But I did get my coke glass.


Stacey said...

its hard to say no to "free"

john said...

Never, never get the super sized meal at McDonalds. That is a coma inducing meal waiting to happen.

David said...

@John: I don't supersize my meals. I'm always more interested in the burgers. When you upsize, those never change. All you get is more fries and more drink. I don't care for that as much. But yeah, I sure wanted to take a nap!