Monday, 26 May 2008

Not so fast food

Finally the rain began to ease off at around midday, so I set off to one of the local DIY stores to buy some tools. I managed to find a decent set of Allen keys, No need for SF to set foot in my home now as we have the tools to put JA's bike together ourselves, besides there has been no sight or sound of him today. I also got a wrench as our toilet seat has mysteriously gained a split. We need to get the old one off before we can put the new one on. Nipping into asda to get food for a week of lunches when the boys are home.


By now it was 1pm and I was starving so I called home and asked if the boys wanted a Macdonalds, the three who were at home (must be the first time in months that DC hasn't left the house all day) took advantage of this unexpected and rare treat. As the drive thru is very close to Asda I didn't think it would be long before I would be eating my burger. Why I wanted this I don't really know as I did know that I would not enjoy it as much as I wanted to.


As I arrive at the turning for Maccy D's I am confronted with a queue of cars meaning that it tok a good 5 minutes to get onto the end of the line. Finally I am across the road and heading for the entrance, there are cars snaking around the edge of the carpark pased the windows where you place the order pay and collect your food. There is a queue of cars from the end of the road back out towards the main road causing a back up of traffic, there is another queue of cars coming from the direction of Asda, more chaos. But the queue for food is moving fairly steadily. After about 10 minutes I reach the lady taking the orders on an an electronic order pad. Another five minutes and I am by the window to pay. Two more minutes and I am collecting my food. I am passed the tray with 5 drinks then a large bag of food followed by the happy meal. So getting this fast food wasn't as fast as I had expected.....I had even considered driving down the motorway to get my food as that might be quicker!!


Anyway eventually I have escaped from the crowds of Macy D's or so I thought. when got home I was unloading my shopping when OJ asked where his and ET's burgers were. It seems that they were missing. so Off I go back across town park up and jin the long queue of diners until I get to a place where I can make my way passed the queue and go over to the corner where the drive through orders are despatched. I told them I didn't have two of my meals I had paid for. I soon had in my possession a bag of the missing food. By the time I got home it was now 2pm so my fast food had taken me an hour to get.


when is fast food not fast ...................on a bloody wet bank holiday monday lunchtime thats when grrrrrrr




oh and Mei I have answered your post over on Battle.....His Wife

18 comments:

Giggle! said...

Im sorry, but all I can say is...
YUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xx

Mei Del said...

maccy d - haha like that. i'll ask the lil boys next time if they fancy a maccy d! the 8 year old only has nuggets or fish fingers and eats 2 portions while the 11 year old now consumes 2 cheeseburgers so we don't bother with happy meals anymore. it's also a rare treat for them to be getting a macdonald's.

Mel said...

*nodding*

Thinkin' I'll stick to that salad from the fridge. LOL

Happy Tuesday, ma'am!

Anonymous said...

hi lady, not popped in and read about you for months, think i thought you had finally settled having found the one. Sorry to hear all not as i assumed. Take loads of care of you. Charlie x

Lady in red said...

Giggle on the rare occasion I have these they never are as good as I expect. I don't really know why I ever bother....I am always disappointed

Lady in red said...

Mei Maccy D is not something that I treat my boys to very often although I have no idea how often they have them when I am not there.

Lady in red said...

Mel can I join you ....that would have been much better

Emma said...

Ooo I hate them with a passion, never bother, bit partial to KFC though must admit..xx

Lady in red said...

Charlie xx how cool is that. I was only thinking yesterday that you hadn't been around for a while. How have you been? perhaps it was because I was thinking about you that made you return.


good to see you back

Lady in red said...

emma I will let you keep your kfc... definitely not my favourite

Vi said...

mcdonalds as a fast food? The only thing fst about it is how quick you demolish those little burgers...and it doesn't fill you up!

Dazzed and Confused said...

I'm guessing getting fast food is a bit quicker then getting some people to blog!! :~)) My Lady.

nitebyrd said...

Somehow, LIR, I find it oddly comforting to know that the McDonald's employees in the UK are as inept as they are in the US.

Hope the day got better for you!

having my cake said...

Id rather have a nice stir fry... cheaper and quicker :)

Lady in red said...

Mulder how did you guess I have been thinking you need another kick up your jacksy to get you started again!!!

Lady in red said...

nitebyed I think it is part of the contract

Lady in red said...

cake I should have stuck to my home cooking that vi got me back onto

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