- Jan 20, 2012
We were driving the five hours from Chicago to St. Louis to visit my parents, and although we'd often pack snacks for our two kids ahead of such a road trip,
I will fully, 100% admit I went into reading this article with bias. Here we go again I thought. Another outrage, and this over a freebie toy.
Not going to lie, the article did muster some serious eyerolls (bewildered by the menu ) I visit McD's at the most 3 times a year, and I have never walked in overwhelmed. We all know the drill, it is fast food not rocket science. It is pretty much the same at all fast food joints. And being perplexed by being asked about the toy took it to a new level. Has she never been a child that got a happy meal . . . anywhere???
But, I do understand one sentence in the end. I agree, asking "Hot Wheel or Barbie" would be wonderful!! However, in reality it isn't truly practical. They change out the toys so frequently that asking boy or girl is just plain easier on the employees. I completely understand her point, but I get why they don't do it.
I must admit, I do like that they offer 2 different toys. I remember getting the boy toy for my daughter once because she liked it better. (Hint to the author, they usually display the toys in a case by the registers.) Did my child suffer psychological trauma from having her mom say "boy" when I ordered her happy meal. BIG FAT NO!! She didn't care, she just wanted that toy. And since her parents didn't make a big stink about why it was considered a boy toy, or why would she want was considered to be a boys toy, it never registered in her mind as odd. There in lies the key. QUIT MAKING A HUGE ORDEAL out of little insignificant things. Remember the saying, don't sweat the small stuff. Every once in a while is good to be reminded of that.