Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: USA & Singapore
Ferrari Life Posts: 5,509
For Chris - I met a McDonald's Exec.
I'm sitting next to this woman on the plane and of course we make a little small talk. She's asking me why I'm going to Singapore and I say, "Oil." She says, "Ah, I see. Makes sense." I ask her why she is going to Singapore and she says, "Hamburgers."
That took me by suprise! Turns out she's a finance manager for McDonald's and her job is to coordinate the finances and taxes for the Asia division of the global company whose headquarters are based in the USA. I immediately thought of Chris and told her about the Ferrari Forum and how we admire him but rib him a little for working at Micky D's while he's going to college. She was telling me how she also was kind of, well, not quite proud of taking a job at McDonald's to help put herself through college in Chicago and here she is 5 years later flying business class to Singapore to help manage the finances and taxes for all of the McDonald's in Asia. She was like, "The CEO of the company started out by flipping burgers."
She was very cool. I told her about how I like McDonald's because even though it is crap food I am a global traveler and it is the same all over the world. I know what I am going to get. She said, "That's the idea." The burger you get in Maine or Chicago is the same as the burger you get in Singapore. I said how I liked the fact that McDonald's delivers in Singapore and she said, "Yeah, that works in Asia but doesn't work in the USA because Americans don't like getting cold fries." Wow. She's right. I'd be pissed off if McDonald's brought cold fries to my house but I seem to be quite happy to go there and pick up hot ones and let them cool off on my way home.
So anyway, the McDonald's exec was cool and I thought I would share the experience of meeting her.
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