This isn’t something I’m proud to admit but on a day filled with early meetings and late flights I stumbled into McDonalds for a quick bite twice in 20 hours. Each time ordering a delicious yet greasy meal that would have the ability to take one week off of my life. Now, I made some ridiculous excuse like – It’s the cost of being a hustler but now looking back…I wish I got something a bit healthier. Whether that was from McDonalds or not is indifferent – I should’ve gone healthy.
The first time I go to the global giant I order myself a nice Angus Burger meal and to spice things up I even get it up-sized. Now, I’m not a big fan of sugar diabetes so I didn’t actually drink the extra large sprite that happen to come with my meal. Then something special happened. Something intriguing caught my eye as memories of my childhood came flashing back to me. You see, it just so happens that was apparently one of my favourite times of the year – Monopoly @ McDonalds! No, I’ve never won but I can remember as a child getting Park Place or Boardwalk and keeping those little fingers crossed that one day I’d peal back the sticker and find the other city.
So I peal back the slip on my drink and I win a free small fries along with a Railroad. The excitement was awesome but it quickly went away when I realized I was running late for my meeting. Anyways, I rushed to my meeting did “meeting like things” and then went off to enjoy my day doing some more work. Shortly after I found myself rushing through another airport looking to grab a quick bite I went back to McDonalds. However, instead of being a pig and upsizing, I stuck with the regular fries and went on my way. Well…Didn’t Ronald McDonald have a surprise for me.
NO MONOPOLY PIECES!!
Apparently, if you want monopoly pieces in 2011 you’ve gotta upsize those fries to a large ( A large fries in the USA is like an extra large fries in Canada; so in my mind – I got a large anyways). Did I go back and return them for a larger size? Of course not. Instead, I started to miss home and thought about walking into a Tim Hortons during the roll up the rim promotion and ordering a cup of coffee. Whether my coffee was medium, large or extra large – I can always count on a rim worth rolling. McDonalds, take a tip from Tim Hortons – Because until you do, I’m going to Subway.