So yes, by the title you can tell I went to McDonald’s. I know, I know, I can here you all right now yelling at me….blah blah blah fat calories cholesterol and diabetes. Let me explain.
Yesterday I had to bring my Mazda to the dealer for some scheduled maintenance. And since I had the day off I decided to make an O’Dark Thirty appointment so I could get on with my day. Turns out all I needed was an oil change. Lucky for me I had a coupon for that. Then I used my Super Intelligent Phone (some call them just smart but my phone feels slighted by that term) and checked in to the dealership using the application Foursquare and I received a loyalty check-in coupon for a $15 oil change. Guess what I used on that visit?
Anyway, that is not what this post is really about.
The dealership is near a strip mall which has a McD’s, a Culver’s, a Panda Express and a Jack-in-the-Box. I really only wanted coffee and knew McD’s had the $1 any size coffee in the mornings. It was a bit of a walk in the brisk 15 degree temp with a nice slap in the face wind. I would have ran but I hadn’t had my coffee yet! You feel me?
As soon as I get in to the McD’s I knew it was just going to be one of those days. There were 3 customers swarming and pacing by the counter with “that” look on their faces. Geez! They all took their turn yelling at the unlucky person to approach the counter. I get it, you paid for something and you expect to get the right thing, but people come on……you shouldn’t be eating there anyway. Take the hint!
I didn’t but I needed to kill a few hours thinking I was getting brakes and all kinds of things done on my Amazing Mazda.
I got my coffee (black-no cream or sugar) and searched out a nice quiet private little spot in the back of the restaurant. I pulled out my Super Intelligent Phone and clicked in to the free Wi-Fi I was promised by the sticker on the front door of the store. I started surfing the internet for the news and was greatly disappointed as usual. This is not going to get me through a few hours. Thankfully out of nowhere this old lady sits down behind me. I think she was a bit crazy. She was talking with herself as she read the paper. She would say a passage then giggle and respond with some satirical comment. I loved it! I was like, hells yeah, blog material!
A few minutes later an old man sits down at a table by her. I was like, this is going to get good…
She started talking with him. And as a typical guy he had little to say back…..until another old guy shows up! I know, I know, there was an actual commercial like this but this is real life stuff. You can’t make this up! I think when McD’s made the commercial they got the idea from this group right here.
The second old guy sat down and said hi to the lady and ignored the other guy. She said hi back and told him about an article she just told the first guy. The second guy had an opinion and shared. Then the first guy, not to be out done, decided to enter the conversation. Now he talks….
The second guy moves to a closer table to the lady. More talking, and some awkward giggling and laughter by them all. Was I back in high school? The first guy now moves in closer sitting at the same table as the lady. Not a few seconds later the second guy jumps to the seat beside him.
I pretty much lost track of what anyone was saying since my wife did a morale call right after all that happened. I was watching what they were all doing. There was a lot of arm touching and googly eyes.
The whole scenario was funny to watch cause that first guy was gonna play it all smooth until that second guy showed up. I wonder if this is what it’s like in retirement homes.?.
I have also declared that section of the restaurant the Flirting section. So if you see a bunch of old people sitting in a group at a McD’s near the restrooms, you know that is now the designated Flirting section.
So I guess life doesn’t end after 65….at least for these three it didn’t.
Thanks for the smiles old timers!