Saturday, October 22, 2005

Paper Napkin Shortage at McDonalds ?????

There's nothing worse than going thru the drive thru, ordering your food (in my case a Hamburger Happy Meal with Mr. Pibb & toy for a girl), then getting several blocks down the street to discover there are NO napkins in the bag.  It happened again today, at one of the same darn  McDonalds where I've encountered this before.  This time I got on my cell phone and called, asking for the manager.  The person who answered said she was the shift manager, so I asked her if napkins were a special request, like maybe an extra packet of catsup (which they also never give you at the drive thru. But I don't care about that because the only thing I put catsup on is meatloaf ) Anyway, her reply was that there is supposed to be one napkin per item.  I told her that her McDonalds was about 37 napkins behind as far as I'm concerned.  Because I go there on occasion and I have never had a napkin in my Happy Meal sack.  I'd be interested if anyone else has had this happen at McDonald's or any other fast food drive thru. If you've had this happen, too...does it irritate you or am I just an old grouch ? 

Today was my Saturday to work...it was an enjoyable day and now I'm home after delivering Avon and picking up a few groceries.   It's another very pleasant day in the Pacific Northwest.  The sun is shinning and it's still warm enough outside to have the front door open for a little fresh air.

My heart goes out to those folks suffering thru Hurricane Wilma.  This storm apparently is moving so slow, that it is battering the people for hours & hours & hours.  

Have a lovely evening, until next time....Linda

6 comments:

jlocorriere05 said...

I've never been to McDonalds so wouldn't know about there apparent lack of napkins. I feel so for the poor people down in Mexico being battered for so long by this hurricane, they seem to get more numerous and stronger each year. Jeannette.

joolsinwa said...

you mean  you don't keep paper napkins in your suitcase... um I mean purse??
~Julie

jeanno43 said...

On the few occasions we have been to McDonalds we have always been supplied with several napkins.  Maybe it is different over here!  Yes, thinking of those affected by Wilma, it seems it is never going to end.  I hope everyone stays safe.  Would you believe it is 1.47 a.m. here and I have just done Sunday's entry because I was not tired. Now what am I going to find to do later on when I get up.......................

labdancer51 said...

I haven`t been to McDonalds for years but I can`t imagine eating without a napkin,  I`d get all the food over me!   That hurricane sounds awful, my thoughts are with those in its path.

Sandra xxxx

tendernoggle said...

YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!
The McDonald's here does the same darn thing..makes me sooooo mad...I have ordered food for 4 of us in the car and then get not one napkin!  This is in GEORGIA...
Carlene

yakima127 said...

McDonald's up north from you are conserving napkins, too.  AND apparently hashbrowns...we never get out hashbrowns that we order...and then they get mad at us for blocking the drive-thru waiting for them to come back to the window so we can tell them we didn't get our hashbrowns!  I think it is pretty common with most of the fast-food chains.  I do know you score big time (in the napkin department) at Taco Bell...JAE