7/13/09

Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Cheese...

This evening after church, while we were hanging out in the church foyer (years ago as a teenager, my hang out was a parking lot behind the local bowling alley...my, how times have changed), anyway, I talking with my friend Mary and I mentioned that the next subject I blogged about was going to revolve around Big Macs.

Tough subject, but someone needed to tackle it...

Big Macs and I go way back. All the way back to the days when the guy behind the counter had to wear a navy blue polyester pantsuit with white piping. And a paper hat. He kinda looked like Mrs. Partridge now that I think about it...

Big Macs were 99 cents and came in a tan styrofoam box back then. And to get one was a rare treat. Especially when you could get a small fry, a cheeseburger and a small drink for under a buck. And knowing that you would beg for a fry and a drink on top of having to pay a whole dollar for a hamburger with special sauce and half a bun in the middle, usually mom wouldn't go for it. And considering you only got to go to McDonald's twice a year, chances weren't good...

But once in awhile, you'd get one. And then you'd want the shirt...you know the one...the one that looked like a Big Mac but instead of a picture of lettuce, hamburger patties, etc. between the buns, you had the written ingredients of the Big Mac...including the 'special sauce' (psst...its ketchup and tartar sauce...don't tell).

Yes, those were the glory days of the Big Mac...now they cost 5 bucks and are half the size. And the only attention they've gotten lately is news report a couple of years ago about a dude out in Nebraska who has eaten 2 Big Macs a day for the last 20 years.

He eats 2 of them every. single. day.

Even I don't love Big Macs that much...well maybe a little.

6 comments:

AngelRhoden said...

I think you and Mary are two of the craziest people I love so dearly! Even reading about Big Macs is fun on your blog!

Barb said...

THAT was a trip down memory lane sister! Loved it!

Seann said...

I think I saw that man on the movie, "Super Size Me" when I was still in school. I couldn't imagine them twice a day, but I do love Big Macs!

Kara said...
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Kara said...

Ahhh...a big mac sounds so good right now!

Mommy Cracked said...

Apparently I thought I hated tartar sauce...but I love Big Macs! Who knew!