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Archive for March 7th, 2009

It’s that time of year again

March 07, 2009 @ 21:00 By: gordon Category: Current affairs

Yes, it’s time to set your clocks an hour forward (except if you live in Saskatchewan or a couple other parts of North America where they’ve come to the conclusion that daylight saving time is pointless). At 02:00 Sunday morning it will magically be 03:00. Fun, eh?

The theory is that we will save energy, but I still have yet to read anything that says this actually takes place. As I mentioned last year, I have read things that indicate that energy consumption actually goes up. And accident rates tend to be higher in the week after the clocks are set forward. Not exactly a win-win situation.


A large McStupid with fries, please

March 07, 2009 @ 18:43 By: gordon Category: Seen on the 'net

Most people I know would not consider a dearth of Chicken McNuggets an appropriate reason to call 911 once, let alone three times. Apparently, however, a lady in Florida felt otherwise.

According to the story, she ordered 10 Chicken McNuggets and was told the restaurant was out. The cashier offered her a more expensive alternative at no additional cost, at which point the lady went what can only be called McStupid. Instead of taking advantage of this offer, she demanded her money back and was told that all sales were final.

Now, to be fair to the lady, McDonald’s policy is apparently to provide a full refund when an order can’t be filled and the customer doesn’t want an alternative. Apparently, the employee she was dealing with apparently wasn’t aware of this policy. It still doesn’t excuse that happened next.

It was somewhere around this point that she started calling 911.

She told police “This is an emergency, If I would have known they didn’t have McNuggets, I wouldn’t have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don’t want one. This is an emergency.” When the police showed up and took her complaint they wrote in their report…

“Goodman maintained the attitude ‘this is an emergency, my McNuggets are an emergency’”

Her “reward” for being McStupid is an apology from McDonald’s, a full refund and a free meal courtesy of McDonald’s and a notice to appear in court on a misuse of 911 charge.