Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fast food is weird.

Classic childhood memories via
Have any of you eaten fast food lately? If you're an American, statistically, the chances are pretty good that you have. I ask because my office is within walking distance of a Subway, a Burger King, a Pizza Hut, and a nameless pizza joint where surly workers serve tasteless greasy slices. And since Andy's been dropping me off this week, if I forgot my lunch, I got fast food.

I had sort of forgotten that fast food joints are staffed by children and idiots. I ordered a Tendergrill sandwich - which is a stupid name - at Burger King, and asked to have it without mayo but with pickles and onions. It came without lettuce and tomatoes, which I thought were standard. I also asked for onion rings instead of french fries. The girl looked at the order, then handed me french fries. I feel like being able to read is probably required to work at these places, but I suppose I could be wrong.

On a trip somewhere last week I stopped at a McDonalds and ordered a Happy Meal (it's not way too much fucking food, like most of their items). I was seriously thrown when the girl asked me if I wanted a toy for a boy or a girl. I think it creeped her out when I said it didn't matter.

Needless to say, I've felt like shit eating so much fast food. Good thing I got my new(er) car tonight! Yeah!


  1. It's pretty hard here in Sydney, too... if you haven't planned ahead (or come loaded with cash), the inner city is somewhat of a culinary desert.

  2. Really? I guess I sort of assumed that it would be easier to find decent food in major international metropolitan areas. Too bad. My company's moving in a few months, and I'm psyched that there's an independently-owned coffee/sandwich shop across the street from the new building!