The other night I was out with the folks and we’d eaten a late breakfast and lunch so it was around 9pm and we were hungry for dinner. Enter trusty old McDonald’s, the only thing open past 9 in a small town. We drive up, order three burgers, one with no meat, three fries, three drinks.
McD’s employee: that’ll be 17.56
my dad: $17 for three hanburgers, at McDonald’s??
McD’s employee: yup. prices went up.
my dad: uh ok. man. (at this point my mom and I are both giggling because my dad never says anything back to waitresses, cashiers, etc. but hasn’t been to McDonald’s in a long time and was completely floored by the price.)
we pay and drive to the next window as instructed.
2nd McD’s employee: that third burger… NO MEAT??????
my dad: yes.
2nd McD’s employee: what you want on it?
my dad: everything else.
2nd McD’s employee: how you do that? how do you make that??
my dad: (agitated by this point…) well, you just act like you’re making a hamburger, and you put everything on there BUT the meat, leave it off.
by this point we’re laughing pretty hard.
2nd McD’s employee: WHY???
me from the back seat: seriously?
my dad: because she’s a vegetarian. can we have our food?
then we finally got our $17 worth of burgers and I realized once again how weird my eating habits are.
pretty hilarious though.