I have to say this, I NEED to say this!! If someone doesn't speak out soon, the earth will stop spinning on its axis and be lost in a whirling vortex, skittering out of control in the universe merely by the sheer weight of its inhabitants. Hospitals will be overflowing, heart patients laid out in the shrubbery, stacked in janitorial closets for lack of space.
And who is to blame?
FAST FOOD RESTAURANTS!
You're in a hurry, you're hungry. You know it's not good for you but it's quick. Zip in, zip out, cram it in your mouth, your stomach shuts up.
So, you pull into the first fast food restaurant you see. You stop just shy of the menu board, turn down the radio, and peruse the offerings to find which items are the least greasy, the least fattening, the easiest to eat while perched precariously on your lap/dash/console/passenger seat.
You make your decision, and inch forward to the speaker. "Good afternoon, welcome to McDonald's, may I help you?"
"I'd like a quarter pounder with cheese, mustard, ketchup, and pickles, NO onions, a small fry, and a small diet coke"
"Thsftes a qwrtehpbuewshzmusdkechpkzznizftcfisdtkelie?"
You drive forward clutching assorted amounts of change dug from the catchem pockets in the car and prepare to pay. As you hand her the money, she informs you..."I combo'd that, it's cheaper".
To 'combo' my meal she has given me a LARGE fry instead of the small one, as if anyone NEEDS more greasy artery clogging, thigh increasing, waist dissolving, cold by the time you get to the bottom of the LARGE carton..fries! A LARGE drink as if you have TIME to pee! I can barely finish a small one. That's why I ordered a small one. I'm in a hurry, I'm not that thirsty! What happened to the customer is always right?
So it's cheaper to combo it? Leave it alone and charge me combo price. You get the same money, I don't feel guilty about wasting food so that I EAT all the fries, and you have more fries and drink to sell later!
I'm healthier, I'm happier! I don't write scathing articles about you!
It's a win win situation.
Oh...and you forgot my napkins.....again...