Sunday, August 22, 2010
My Love for McDonald's
Well, I can tell you I love McDonald's with a passion I’ve never felt before. McDonald's half way around the world is so much more special!
The truth is it’s not the food. Although the fries are still a fattening, uber-delicious and crispy treat. It’s the familiarity. In a world where everything is strange and signs are indecipherable, the golden arches are a beacon of light. I know what’s inside, and I can even figure out how to order the food. The employees may not speak much English…but “Number 6,” “Nuggets,” and “Coke” are universal.
Yes, experiencing a new cuisine and trying new foods can be fun. But, sometimes I just want something I know. This is not an overly Westernized neighborhood where familiar chains are on every corner. In my neighborhood…McDonald's is it. We’ve only gone a handful of times. But, on those occasions – McDonald's saved the day.
I’ll put it this way…some days familiar trumps foreign, and McDonald's fits the bill.