Sunday, July 4, 2010

Things I did this weekend

1. Listened to the local radio station which was broadcasting live coverage of a hot dog eating contest.
Apprehensively, I listened closely for sounds of rabid gluttony, but there were none I could detect.
I'm unsure why this disappoints me.
I'm also unsure of why a radio station would feel the need to broadcast audio coverage of a hot dog eating contest.
On the bright side, the winner was a lady, and she was the only female contestant.

2. Went to McDonalds for lunch. Usually I just go to the drive-up window, but Sunday I went inside for some reason. I decided to eat my lunch there instead of getting it "to go".
I was surprised when I looked at my receipt and saw that they charged twenty cents for "Eat In Tax".
Really? Seriously? They charge you a tax to sit in the restaurant and eat?
Fascinating.
It also annoyed me, so I decided to make sure I got my extra twenty cents worth. I sat there basking in the air conditioning for over an hour, I refilled my large drink four times, and I filled my cup with ice before I left.
My bladder wanted to reach up and strangle me, but it was totally worth it.

"Gggrrgglll...." My bladder complained. "Ggggggfffsssss."

"Oh, be quiet," I muttered. "There's twenty cents at stake here. Do you want the greedy corporate bloodsuckers to win? Do you? Huh? DO you?"

"Ffffgggllllll," answered my bladder bitterly, which roughly translates to "The next time you cough or sneeze, you are going to be very, very sorry."
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7 comments:

nonamedufus said...

An eat in tax? I'm not lovin' it.

Subby said...

along with noname on that one...

Kinda like how spitting in the NYC subway is a finable offence; but vomiting is free( George Carlin reference... )

I got to work( both nights~~huzzah. )

PattiKen said...

My then teenaged son had his own personal way of expressing his dissatisfaction with the food or service at fast food restaurants. When the paper wrappers and napkins went into the trash, the tray went with them. "They'll know I'm pissed off when they have to fish the tray out," he said.

Chris@Knucklehead! said...

As long as you only had to go number one, you're fine. I think McD's also has a 50 cent "number two tax."

Janna said...

nonamedufus: My thoughts exactly!

Subby: Spitting is finable but throwing up is free.... LOL. Remind me never to visit NYC. :)

PattiKen: I wonder if they noticed. I bet some of the younger employees might not even look (or care!)

Chris@Knucklehead: I believe it!

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I thought I'd heard it all, but I hadn't. An eat-in tax? Really? Charged by the city? By McDonald's? That's insane, if it's true, and I guess it is because Janna don't lie. It ought to be a drive-through tax, to discourage eating while driving, or eating fast food on the go, or whatever. Can the end of the world be far away, Janna?

Janna said...

MikeWJ: It is indeed true. When the end of the world comes, can I have your car?