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stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive, ah, ah, ah, stayin’ alive.

I FEEL GOOD – Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would.

I have never  spent enough time in McDonald’s to realize how HAPPY a place it is. One morning, when camping across the street in the fairgrounds parking lot somewhere in Colorado, we went to McDonald’s in the morning to use the brush our teeth and grab some coffee. For under $10, JP got a coffee, two eggs, sausage, 3 buttermilk pancakes and hash browns. I got a yogurt parfait, hash browns and a tea. 

If the $1 menu doesn’t make you happy, the music surely will. The McDonald’s soundtrack is full of feel-good music and fun for all ages. They have a playground, free wi-fi, which we took advantage of multiple times even without purchasing food. You can fill your water bottles for free and if you really want a toy, all you have to do is smile and ask nicely (except for in San Francisco:  www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6A16PR20101102)

The other amazing thing we witnessed across America, was that McDonald’s was a place for elder people to congregate. At multiple stops, where we sat and used the internet for a few hours, white-haired men and women with canes and newspapers in tow would come and sit around the larger tables with their coffees and cream and chat. There was no other coffee shop in some towns and no other coffee which cost less than $5. Plus, there are cute little, laughing,  happy children to listen to and great music that suits their ears…why not have your meetings at MickyDees?

I am not writing this to promote McDonald’s in anyway. You can tell by my previous blog post about corn and soy in America.  I am simply saying they have a great marketing team.

ps. I forgot in my last blog to mention another thing about food: Food should be alive and should die, just like humans. McDonald’s burgers can last WEEKS without getting moldy…should we really be eating something that might never rot??


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