Monday, June 04, 2007

BEYOND The Drive Thru

So , there we were, waiting in the world's longest queue at the San Ysidro US/Mexico border crossing. After a loooong week of fun in the sun we were tired ... and hungry. Especially since we knew there was a McDonald's somewhere in the vicinity.

As we waited (literally for hours) we noticed all sorts of street vendors selling artwork, souvenirs, and food. As we got closer to the border we realized that there was no mainstream fast food available for us to run to from our cars. So, we did the next best thing.

We wrote up an order and handed it (along with cash) to a vendor (in no way was he associated with McDonald's). He took off running and, in minutes, he served up an almost accurate order that was piping hot.

You can't imagine our delight after being without McDonald's for almost one week.

Next time you're caught in traffic, consider MAKING THINGS happen. It can be well worth it.

PS: If even 1% of the people waiting in that line are like The McChronicles, then McDonald's should consider setting up something similar to our homegrown "almost" drive thru.

The McChronicles: a blog about, not affiliated with, McDonald's. Images: The McChronicles.

1 comment:

jan-willem said...

LOL Great story! Wish my Burger King restaurants had more customers like you Rick!