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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:22 PM
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Some woman called me 'old' at McDonald's.
I ordered a Happy Meal without a child in tow. So it was obvious it was for myself. I did not want the amount of food in the 'adult' combos so I ordered a Happy Meal.

The girl then said "Aren't you a little old for that?" What? I said "No and I expect a toy."

I got my meal, but there was nothing happy about it. :(
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:23 PM
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1. She was rude.
There are no age restrictions on the purchase of Happy Meals, so she should have just kept her happy mouth shut.
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:30 PM
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5. That's right.
I should have asked for compensation for my distress.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:31 PM
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9. I don't understand age restrictions on menus
what if I only want to eat a little bit of food? Why am I forced to buy food that I don't want to eat just because I'm not under 10 or 12?
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:37 PM
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13. What if I want something on the senior menu.
Guess I will have say I look good for my age, don't I. No need for ID if I am not ordering an adult beverage. hehe. I should try that. }(
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:38 PM
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14. There's a Senior's Menu?
I've heard of a Senior Citizen's Discount, but not a Senior's Menu.

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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:39 PM
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17. Not at McDonalds,
but at other places.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 02:45 PM
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28. ok... it's just that I've never seen one
I just think that in a world where portion size has gone bezerk, if there's a smaller portion available, it should be available to all.

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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 02:50 PM
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30. I agree.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:24 PM
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2. Aren't you a little old for that?
:hide:
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:30 PM
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6. Quit ducking.
I am trying to hit you with water balloons.
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lizziegrace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:25 PM
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3. I loved your response!!
They have an "All-American" meal that's not shown on the menu. A hamburger or cheeseburger, small fries and a small drink. But no toy. ;)

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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:31 PM
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8. I hope it is cheaper without the toy.
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Throwing Stones Donating Member (730 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 02:30 PM
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26. The toy is the costliest part of a happy meal
I'm not kidding - there was a tax case in Massachusetts a few years back and when McDonald's showed its cost of a happy meal - I forget the amounts - about half of the total cost was the toy.
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:04 PM
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38. Yea!! Half priced Happy Meals!
Wait, this may not be something to be happy about.
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:26 PM
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4. You should have said, "My, what a childish remark"
It's really amazing how rude some people can be.
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:33 PM
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11. That would have been funny.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:31 PM
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7. I tell them i appreciate the irony....
:hi:

RL
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:34 PM
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12. hehe
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:33 PM
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10. I would have grabbed her by the throat...
And repeatedly hit her in the face, while saying "HOW OLD DOES THAT FEEL?!?"



But that is just me.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:38 PM
Response to Reply #10
15. aaahaahahahahahah
you're so wrong!
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:42 PM
Response to Reply #15
21. Hey girl...
How you been?


Not seen you around in awhile.
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:50 PM
Response to Reply #21
23. I lost my password.
And can't access the email account that I thought I used here. D'oh.
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:39 PM
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16. It would be fun to resort to violence,
but then I would look like the bad guy. So no-go on that one. :(
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:40 PM
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18. Just wait for her to get off work.
Back parking lot. Still works the same.



:D
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:41 PM
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20. Nice and sneaky!
I like it.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 03:35 PM
Response to Reply #10
31. I would have jammed a 12 piece McNugget meal down her throat...
But that's just me!
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texas1928 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 03:43 PM
Response to Reply #31
32. To bad it was not KFC...
She could have had a lot of fun with the Spork.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 05:49 PM
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36. Ha Ha -- good one! n/t
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:05 PM
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39. These are funny.
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Katina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:40 PM
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19. did she give you
the senior citizen discount? If not, then you aren't old at all and she's just a rude idiot.
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 01:43 PM
Response to Reply #19
22. I should have demanded both!
That would have shown her.
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Matsubara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 02:09 PM
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24. What shitty service. I buy crappy meals to bring back to my kids now and then.
Who is she to judge who it's for?


Besides, it's not like the menu says it's for kids only. Maybe I like little pokemon pencil sharpeners!
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 02:10 PM
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25. I like the hot wheel cars.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 02:37 PM
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27. So you still haven't told the whole story...
What was the toy? :-)
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 02:48 PM
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29. This happened 2 years ago
I do not remember. Probably some crappy movie tie-in thing.
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Javaman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 04:26 PM
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33. First, never go back there, second, don't eat fast food, third don't ever go back there. nt
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:06 PM
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40. I will not be back to that one
it was in Oklahoma.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 04:35 PM
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34. Complain about it.
I complained about a Burger King a number of years ago, because the restrooms, tables, and floors were dirty, and they were "out" of toys, but were charging the same amount of money for the meal. They sent all kinds of free coupons and a full set of their current line of toys.
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:07 PM
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41. That is a good idea.
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:07 PM
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42. dupe
Edited on Tue Jun-19-07 06:08 PM by AggieGal
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 04:44 PM
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35. I'd smile and say: Who"s your manager, ya' sassbucket?
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:10 PM
Response to Reply #35
43. hehe
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:16 PM
Response to Reply #43
47. welcome to DU, aggiegal. is that as in A&M?
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:20 PM
Response to Reply #47
48. Yes, the one and only.
It is my favorite university.
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 05:55 PM
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37. I've done secret shopping for McDonald's
That remark would probably fail the location based on the criteria we were supposed to judge them by. If you called their customer service number, I'd bet you'd get a little somethin' somethin' for your trouble. Maybe a complimentary Happy Meal? ;-)
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:11 PM
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44. I think I should do that..
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JVS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:13 PM
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45. Please accept these vouchers for a complimentary BIG ASS FRIES!
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:15 PM
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46. I could sell them on eBay!
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:25 PM
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50. I always wanted to be a secret shopper.
Could you tell me a little bit about your experience?
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Connonym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:24 PM
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49. Definitely complain!
I worked as a Burger King manager once upon a time and we would do anything to keep a customer from being pissed off. It should get you at the very least a free meal and an apology.

Also, a note on children's menus -- McDonald's isn't a children's menu per se so it doesn't apply there but at some restaurants the children's menu prices are actually under priced to lure in families. Sometimes you'll see the caveat "with adult purchase" or something like that. I still think it's ageism but (don't hit me) I also don't think senior discounts are very fair either. I know plenty of "Senior" Boomers who make more money in retirement than I make with two jobs.

Yes, I'm bitter.
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:33 PM
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51. Thanks for the info.
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:47 PM
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52. You're much nicer than me
I'd have turned around and said "How about you shut the fuck up and mind your own goddamn business, twit?"
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AggieGal Donating Member (635 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-19-07 06:49 PM
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53. I am not brave enough to say that.
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