We were in Richmond on Saturday night at the River Rock Casino for a birthday gathering. And just so you know, alcoholic drinks are priced in a manner to discourage over consumption. So basically, they are tell you to your face that they are ripping you off, which, you know, is kind of them.
After the casino, which we did not gamble at, Chad insisted that we go for late night grease. We drove by his childhood Wendy’s, one of the few memories he has of his childhood, but it was on the other side of the road so I nixed it. We then spotted a McDonalds near Kwantlen which I used to frequent. The drive through line up only had 2 cars in it but service took forever. There was literally one guy working the window and one guy flipping burgers.
After he took our order we drove up to the window to pay. The guy in front of us was talking to the guy in the window waving around what looked like a coupon. There clearly seemed to be an issue but we couldn’t figure out what was going on, so, we rolled down our windows to listen in. Turns out the coupon had expired, because it was no longer Saturday night, but in fact Sunday morning. He was late, 36 minutes late to be exact.
He was so angry going on and on and on about it. Sorry dude, your time is up! If it was so important to you to use the coupon, wouldn’t you have MADE SURE it was still valid!? The guy in the window apologized but there was nothing he could do for this man. His coupon was worthless. I really don’t know what the big deal could have been, I mean, its McDonalds, not a 5 star restaurant. How much money was that coupon ACTUALLY going to save you? 5 bucks? Srsly.
We got our cheeseburgers and fries but they tasted like they had been sitting there forever. Ironic on the one hand because they were under staffed, but then not ironic because the angry man with the coupon probably wasted just enough time to make our food cold. The fries were way over salty and the buns were stale. Midnight McDonalds FAIL.
Our digestive systems clearly did not enjoy the fail either because we totally had gut rot all of Sunday. Ick.
Lessons from the evening…
- Bars will over charge you, but it’s only because they love you and are trying to protect you
- Don’t try to use a coupon that has expired
- McDonalds in Richmond gives you bad gas