GETTING MORE TALE #546: Worst. McDonalds. EVER.
The year: 2006
The place: McDonalds, Hespeler Rd. Cambridge
I don’t consider myself a snobbish foodie. Yes, I like to go out and have a lovely duck confit, or rosemary lamb chops. However I’m not picky, I’ll eat almost anything, as my gut will attest to. I saw Super Size Me, and I’ve ordered almost everything on the McMenu once. McDonalds are usually pretty clean…but not always. Some in fact were downright gross. The worst one? Even the pissy McD’s we visited near Flint Michigan could not compete with Cambridge Ontario on the gross scale.
I was out with Jen and her friends. It was a late night of card playing, and I wanted to just head home, but I was outvoted by the other three. The only place that was open that late was McDonalds. I could always go for a Big Mac, so why not?
Upon entering, we debated leaving immediately, but there was nowhere to go. If only I had a cell phone camera back then…the scene we witnessed was an apocalypse for the record books. In the main eating area of the restaurant, food was all over the floor and tables. Bits of burgers smooshed onto the floor. Fries everywhere. Ketchup, salt, containers…the entire area was a complete disaster. It looked as if a bunch of highschool kids had just had a food fight and left (which is probably close to the truth).
One of the staff emerged from the back room with cleaning supplies. He took one look at the main eating area and paused.
“Woah,” he said, and returned to the back room with his cleaning supplies, not to be seen again.
I guess the place wasn’t going to get cleaned up that night! It sure didn’t look like a manager was working.
My buddy Craig, from 107.5 Dave Rocks, raises the “worst McDonalds ever” stakes with a tale of his own. Unlike me, he has photographic proof. It was in Milton, on highway 25. He entered the restroom to find that a patron before him left an “inside the park home run”. If you’re not familiar with the terminology, an “inside the park home run” in this case refers to someone taking a shit in a urinal. There was no conceivable reason for anyone to leave a shit in the urinal. Baffled, disgusted and nauseous, Craig snapped a photo and handed it over to the manager. The manager responded by offering him his drink cup.
Pictures or it didn’t happen? Do not, under any circumstances, click the link to the evidence.
This is your final warning. Do. not. click. the link.
You don’t see that every day. A home run for the record books.
What happened to my (not Craig’s) “worst McDonalds ever”? Find out in the next chapter.