10/22/09

President Obama I Need To Win A Hashbrown


Sir I need to let you know that our economy is in the toilet. You can try to put a hopeful face on it "oh, we have reached the summit and recovery has begun". Unh unh! Not yet we haven't and I have the ultimate barometer of the state of the poor economy. Yep, McDonald's Monopoly game.

I am, possibly, the only living adult who actually likes McD's. At least I'm the only one trashy enough to admit it. I actually seek them out if I haven't been for a week or so, gotta have some fries! Last year for Christmas one of my kids gave me an Arch card, kind of a joke but I loved it.

The Monopoly game started on October 6th and I am doing my damnedest to get Boardwalk for a $million, or at least a Shell gas card. It used to be that you bought any large fry, sandwich, drink etc. and there were game pieces attached. NOT ANY MORE. Now you only get game pieces on 5 items! You must spend MORE to participate! Actually the sign advertises 10 pc. Mcnugget also but I bought one the other day and didn't get a game pc. Grrr! I didn't even want that.

In years past, at this point in the game, I would already have collected game pieces for free fries, drinks and tons of hashbrowns. Can I get a witness? Not during this economic quagmire! Oh nary a hashbrown have I won. What's next? A pencil for the Happy Meal prize?

President Obama our country is in trouble and I wanted to let you know.

14 comments:

The Bee said...

AMEN sister! Usually I am throwing away all kinds of "FREE SMALL DRINK" and lame shit like that but not this year. And can I just say that I hate that for all kinds of "instant" wins game now you have to go online and punch in a 357 character code to find out if you won anything? Ridiculous. What ever happened to opening a bottle of coke and turning over the lid to see "Free Coke" -- sigh -- life was so much simpler back in the day.

Jude said...

Bill and I like their small hamburgers it's the closest we can get to White Castles or Krystals.

Grampy said...

Karen and I and of course Maya go all the time.Maya gets nuggets.We get double cheese Burgers off the dollar menu fries and drink.If they have the deal on the two fish we get that and split.I gave up on the monopoly.

Ann said...

I'm another one who likes McDonalds but I rarely get to go because my husband HATES them.
What happened to the no purchase nesessary to play the game, didn't they used to do that?

Kathy said...

Times have changed all right. I remember when you used to be able to buy fast food CHEAP! I spent twenty bucks at Arby's last night. I was shell shocked.

Bar none, McD's has THE best fries.

Samantha G said...

You KNOW the country is in trouble when McD's is being s o stingy with its Monopoly pieces!!!
My family plays too, and my mom said last year she kept getting foods or drinks that were supposed to have pieces attached, while in the drive-thru, only to find out later she didn't get her pieces!! And since she wasn't in the store she couldn't just go ask. Oh well, I am trashy enough to admit I like it too. I love their tiny burgers and perfect golden fries.... :sigh:

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

Good God, this may be the briefest and best analysis I've read yet of the sorry state of our economy. You're absolutely right, of course. Even the great economic engine that is Mickey D's has gone cheap on us. Now I'm really scared.

JD at I Do Things said...

Oh, man, I LOVE McD's. Love it. It's my fast food of choice. I never get anything more than a free soft drink, and i don't drink soft drinks, so that's useless.

I love the title of this post. I hope Obama reads it.

vange said...

At McD's in New Mexico, you can order a side of green chile. That's all I know about McD's.

Ratty said...

I love McDonald's but I had to stop going there because every one of them around me keeps giving me messed up food. They give me the dregs of the fries, and the people that work there seem to think we all need more and more and even more salt on everything. Maybe Obama can start by fixing that.

Jude said...

Just checking in to see how your weekend is going, we were going to ride, but it's been overcast and yucky so I'm doing drops instead. Crappy way to spend a Saturday hope yours is better.

ManOverBoard.com said...

Deep down how can anyone not like something at Mikeys? Boy is this some barometer on our economy when you can actually see the effects it has on the Monopoly Game cards at McDonalds.

What could possibly be next? Good article, you can get an Amen here ;-)

VanillaSeven said...

I like Burger King over Mac :P
Whooper it is :)

Maria @ Conversations with Moms said...

That's hilarious. I never got anywhere with Monopoly so I gave up.

Their fries are addictive. Agreed.