ok, so maybe it's not irony. i can never remember what is irony and what is coincidence, but that's not really the point here.
last month, the morning that michael and i drove to chicago for my IRS interview, we stopped at the mcdonalds near my house for a couple of mcgriddles. i used to order the bacon, egg and cheese mcgriddle, then realized that the bacon made it really difficult to eat. so now, in theory, i order a mcgriddle with just egg and cheese.
this special order presents several problems for the folks at mcdonalds. first off, they can't figure out how to ring it up. sometimes it's a sausage and egg mcgriddle without the sausage. sometimes they ring everything up separately (which one time resulted in me receiving three separately wrapped items - two griddlecakes and some egg, which i had to assemble while driving in rush hour. i would like to point out that i did not receive my $0.30 cheese....).
this particular morning, i received a mcgriddle with nothing but sausage on it - no egg or cheese, which are the two items i ordered. sausage is the food i would least like on my mcgriddle. yuck. but we were on a time schedule, so i took the sausage off and just ate the cakes.
michael is not particularly tolerant of fast food folks. he insisted upon returning the sausage to the mcdonalds when we got back from chicago. the manager gave us two vouchers for a free mcgriddle. so i tried to redeem them today....
here's the irony - after confirming that i had ordered a mcgriddle with only egg and cheese, TWICE, i received a sausage, egg, and cheese mcgriddle. so, in exchange for the voucher i had received because the people at mcdonalds screw up my order 1 out of 3 times, i received a screwed up order.
you think i would learn and go to a different mcdonalds, but honestly, it's just getting funny.....
Saturday, December 10, 2005
All right. Today is December 10th. I am still working on my Christmas shopping. That may come as a surprise to some of you, considering I was the one that had all my presents bought and wrapped before Thanksgiving in previous years. However, even though this is Michael & I's 4th Christmas together, it seems that there are a gizillion more presents to be purchased. For instance, look at our tree. At about 2 feet high, it is quickly becoming overridden with gifts. Currently, there are 39 gifts "under" our tree. My goodness....there are still at least 3 people left to buy for....maybe we need a bigger apartment....
Posted by Kate at 7:01 PM