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post #1 of 10 Old 10-19-2009, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 10 Old 10-20-2009, 12:05 PM
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quick. Marry her. This time you can get 1/2 of nothing ya' earned.
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lol, but on the other note. McD's I understand offer all kinds of changes across the orient.

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So did you....you know....ah-hummm add yourself to the Mile high club?

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So did you....you know....ah-hummm add yourself to the Mile high club?
Reminds me of a joke where a guy on the plane comes back to his seat and proudly announces that he's just joined the mile high club. The guy sitting next to him says, "But you were in there by yourself." The guy just smiles, leans back and says, "Yup."

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Very cool Pete. You thought of me how touching. It reminds me of a part in the movie "Still Waiting". Dean, played by Justin Long is sitting at a bar in a restaurant that he use to be a waiter at, telling the bartender his issues in life. He quit the job, thought he was going to become successful, got into drugs and ended up being a high up manager at the same restaurant chain. He was basically saying that all paths lead to the same end. It was funny, but I sure hope that doesn't happen to me

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Interesting consideration, Chris. Food for thought, indeed.

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Pete, I'll bet she gets a fat paycheck working as an exec!

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Pete, did you ever post those pics of the McD's we took in Singapore?

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A friend of mine years ago was employed as a river runner on the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon. He usually took 15 or 20 guests at a time, and did all the grunt work so the guests could just relax. One morning he made pancakes, and while flipping them, one of the guests came up to him and said "Stop patting the pancakes". Jokingly my friend replied "What do you know about pancakes?" The guy replied "I'm the president of IHOP." What are the odds? -Steve
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A friend of mine years ago was employed as a river runner on the Colorado River, through the Grand Canyon. He usually took 15 or 20 guests at a time, and did all the grunt work so the guests could just relax. One morning he made pancakes, and while flipping them, one of the guests came up to him and said "Stop patting the pancakes". Jokingly my friend replied "What do you know about pancakes?" The guy replied "I'm the president of IHOP." What are the odds? -Steve

It's ok to pat the Sweedish ones.

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