I stopped by McDonald's the other night for a quick dinner treat for JJ. I went through the the drive-thru:
Marly: Do you have a Happy Meal special tonight?
Marly: Would you mind telling me what it is?
McChick: Hamburger and cheeseburger Happy Meals is a dollar.
Marly: Great! I'd like a cheeseburger Happy Meal, please.
McChick: Dollar fifteen, first window.
Marly: Thank you.
(I did some quick math in my head before reaching the window.)
McChick (hand out): Dollar fifteen.
Marly: How did we get to a dollar fifteen from a dollar?
Marly: No, that would only make it a dollar six.
McChick (looking at register tape): A dollar nine, plus six cents tax.
Marly: I'm sorry, I must have misunderstood. I thought I heard you say that both hamburger and cheeseburger Happy Meals were a dollar.
McChick: They both is a dollar, but the cheeseburger is more.
6 years ago