Friday, June 30, 2006

Breakfast time? So I'm pretty sure I'm starting to lose it completely. Today was my day off. Although the term "day off" is a bit misleading because while I don't have to go to the office, I'm still juggling multiple work crises, but I getting the added bonus of doing it with the two demanding boys at my side.

So anyways, I decide it's a McDonald's kind of morning and eventually give up on getting the work crisis sorted out and load the kids in the minivan to head out for breakfast. Recognizing that it's 10:20, we make a mad dash to the drive thru, where I place our order. The voice on the speaker comes back and tells me they're only serving lunch now. So I ask when they stop serving breakfast and they say 10:30. The clock in my car and on the cell phone say only 10:27 so I tell them it isn't 10:30 yet and I want breakfast for me and the kids.

They say (again) they're only serving lunch now. I ask "So you stop serving breakfast before 10:30? And they say no, their clock shows 10:35. I say "Well I have 2 clocks that show it's before 10:30 and I want breakfast". They say (again) they're only serving lunch now. So I said, "Well I'm not going anywhere until we get our biscuits" (By the way, for those of you who are keeping track, this is where I started to lose it). They repeat that there's nothing they can do, (again) they're only serving lunch now.

I say, "That's fine. There's a line of people behind me and I'm not going anywhere. I've got all day to sit here." They tell me (again) that they're only serving lunch now. I say "No problem. I'll still be sitting here in the morning when you start serving breakfast again." I think that threw them for a loop because now it became clear that they were dealing with someone who was truly insane.

So the people at window #1 and window#2 are leaning out trying to wave me forward. I'm shaking my head in refusal. The people behind me are starting to just pull around me and avoid the ordering speaker altogether.

Eventually they sent some manager out to my car who asked me to please pull up. I said I wasn't leaving without my breakfast. She said they were making some new biscuits for me and if I would just pull up they would serve me my breakfast.

Score one point for the crazy mom and zero for McDonald's. Actually, they get half a point for recognizing that I was insane and probably wouldn't actually ever leave.

4 comments:

Renee said...

The McDonald's incident reminds me of a story from a long time ago ... it was something about shopping at JCPenneys (Christmas, perhaps), and Lisa Marie wanted them to hold her JCPenney bags while she shopped elsewhere. They refused. After several back-and-forths (similar to parking in the drive-thru lane) she told them she wanted to return the large amount of merchandise she had just purchased because she wasn't carting the bags around while she finished the rest of her shopping. They finally agreed to hold them for her. She finishes telling this story, and Vito says, "Just once I want to hear a story that goes, 'The employees were helpful, I was pleasant. The end.'"

Mama T said...

okay, i'm laughing out loud, standing in our dining room while ben deals with clara downstairs while on the can. hahahah. GOOD FOR YOU, GIRL! I had a similar experience with a teenage snarlster at the local dry cleaners but boy, I wasn't in any position to camp out until morning!! Nothing like a mum that's been pushed to (and beyond) her limits. Thanks for making me smile now and the rest of today.

Carrie said...

I had a similar incident with the packages... but that was even BB (before baby) at Dillard's returning wedding gifts. They just couldn't understand why I couldn't haul a SUV full of stuff up to the 3rd floor.
You go girl - Mickey D's needs to recognize the signs of crazy motherdom!

Carrie said...

I had a similar incident with the packages... but that was even BB (before baby) at Dillard's returning wedding gifts. They just couldn't understand why I couldn't haul a SUV full of stuff up to the 3rd floor.
You go girl - Mickey D's needs to recognize the signs of crazy motherdom!