DAILY DIARY – DEBUNK THE JUNK, APRIL 10, 2004
Receipt available as a pdf.
“Once during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” – W.C. Fields<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
Day 10: Put a little effort into finding your food, try new things. I had to go hunting for my food today. No, I wasn’t packing a gun or bow and arrow; I simply had to hunt down a McDonalds in order to eat today. Once again, I was on the road traveling back to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />New Hampshire from Florida and found the Orlando Airport was McDonald-less! I had entered Burger King Territory, no offense to said corporation, but just like a predator that only dines only on certain species I find myself in a similar position so could not enjoy one of their tasty offerings this morning, though I have many times in the past. Fortunately, my cameraman had purchased a couple of Yogurt Parfaits the night before for the return flight and he graciously offered me one so I could have more than water while flying home.
This was an unexpected occurrence seeing as how I usually have no trouble finding the golden arches. But I wasn’t as traumatized as you might expect. My senses were a bit more heightened as I searched for the familiar signage but once I had located a site, I was able to control my urges and ordered only the new Crispy Chicken sandwich and an Oreo McFlurry. Because I was very hungry, I tried to concentrate on chewing each bite 15-20 times so I did not gorge my meal and found the food tasted better and I was satiated very quickly.
The visit to the McDonalds in Acton, MA actually resulted in a wonderful discovery. I believe I mentioned in a previous diary entry that I located some promotional pamphlets about McDonalds in one of the Orlando, FL stores and at that time suggested the stores also offer some sort of info board or flyers, which listed calorie count and nutritional information. Well stop the presses…….they are now available!!!!!! I grabbed a couple of the pamphlets leaving some for others but have not yet located any more in my travels.
Memo to Corporate McDonalds: Please make sure the pamphlet A Full Serving of Nutrition Facts is made available to all stores and encourage management to keep the displays of promotional materials well stocked with this handy and important tool for your patrons. Thank you.
Memo to Patrons of McDonalds: Please acquire a copy of the pamphlet A Full Serving of Nutrition Facts on your next visit to the store, read and use liberally. Thanks for your cooperation in taking control of your lives.