Monday, June 23, 2008

Divorce at the Drive Through

No, I'm not divorcing! But McDonald's drive through almost caused World War III in this house! I'm a full-time mom, so I'm used to dealing with the drive through at most fast food restaurants. But my loving husband decided to go through the drive through at McDonald's on Saturday. (By the way, he has done this before, he wasn't entering virgin territory here. Trust me folks, the man eats his share of Mickey D's.) He comes home with what is supposed to be 2 six piece McNugget Happy Meals, 2 kids Sprites, 2 ranch sauces, a crispy Southwest salad, 1 large ice tea (not that sweet tea crap) with lemon, and a quarter pounder value meal for himself.

I am going through the bags and happy meal cartons. No ranch sauce. Enter a screaming 6 year old. No toy in one box. Enter a screaming 8 year old. My ice tea? Yep, a sweet tea (blech). The only thing that my significant other got correct was his meal. So I tell him he has to go back. I get the look from hell like I just asked him to drive to Russia for some caviar. McDonald's is less than a mile from our house. I explain to him that it's his own dumb ass fault for not checking the bags and boxes before he pulled away. He then starts lecturing me on how, if people did their job correctly, and actually took pride in their job, then mistakes like this wouldn't happen.

Uh, hello? We're talking McDonald's here sweetie, not Nordstroms. I gently remind him that the three women in his life (which only one is speaking rationally, the other two are now on the floor in full-blown temper tantrums) would be a hell of a lot happier if he had taken the time to check the bags.

So, being the mom that I am, I take the receipt and car keys and go back to McDonalds. I get the missing toy, my correct ice tea (with 2 lemons thank-you-very-much) and ranch sauce. And because they were apologetic, I scored 3 free chocolate shakes. When I walked in, the kids cheered up and were thrilled with their free desserts. Hubby on the other hand asked where his shake was. With one eyebrow raised ever so slightly, I told him that I didn't check the bag before I left.

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