It's disgusting. But it's a coping mechanism I utilized for the better part of 2007 and a good part of 2008. Until finances started running dry and I did the math on how much I spent even on cheap fast food. And nearly threw up.
Blah blah blah fast food is evil and I'm just lucky my kids weren't already fat little porkers and could handle lots of it. Lately, I have been making food at home. Fast food or eating out at all is back to being a luxury or treat (thank you mom, dad, BigSis and her TallHubby).
So last Tuesday, I was having a day with Lil'Bro at home (he's home from preschool this month so we can have living money until the severance check comes). For lunch, I thought, let's splurge and head to our local Burger King. It's right around the corner. Dangerous proximity. But they have a great little game room and it would give him some fun time out of the house. I knew it wasn't the best use of my tight expenses but went anyway.
As I ordered my big splurge of a meal, it rang up to $7 and change. No biggie. I was about to swipe my card when the manager walked over saying, "Hold on," to the cashier. He pushed some buttons and told her, "She comes here all the time. I want to take care of her." Lil'Bro and I had a nice lunch to the tune of $3.00. This guy didn't know I had been laid off. He may have surmised my single motherhood over the months. But still. I thought that was pretty cool. As I sat there eating my spicy chicken wrap, I kept asking God to bless that guy. Just give him some kind of huge blessing that he'd know was totally from God.
I just love things like that. Just random acts of kindness. Reminds me that there are lots of people out there who know how to show God's love. Even in little things like cutting a junk food meal's price in half for a laid off single mom.
So not only is their meat better quality, but their workers consistently take care of me and my kids. From bringing a dancing Lil'Bro a crown because he was the king of dancing, to letting my kids trade their Kids Meal toy because "I already have this one," to letting my boys substitute Chicken Fries as a Big Kids Meal. BK beats McDs.