This morning, I stopped in for breakfast. Being a Troublemaker, I like to order what I want, versus their default manufacturing process. Accordingly, I wanted a quantity of TWO Snausage McMuffin sammich meals -- except that instead of two small cups of coffee, I asked if they could just put them into one larger cup.
Now, you might think that my request was simple and straightforward, but such was not the case. You see, McDonalds doesn't apparently grasp the concept of customer convenience or doing anything outside their Established Procedure.
From the reaction from the counter-person (something like an anti-person, I'm thinking), you'd have thought I asked him to solve a twelve-variable calculus equation in his head. After much brow-furrowing, he had to ask for help in trying to enter my request into the picture-screen. It wasn't working, and they finally had to get a blue-shirt to supervise. Before all was said and done, I was half-afraid the computers at McD Corporate were going to asplode.
I did get my one large cup of coffee, but it necessitated that they enter the order as:
- ONE meal with no drink
- A large coffee
- A separate Snausage McMuffin sammich
- A separate hashbrowns
This is why jobs that require no thinking ability are referred to as McJobs, methinks...