I can’t say that I eat at McDonalds…well I kinda do rightmeow! Gross! Why? Well…obviously…because they have Monopoly…duh!
My McDonalds Monopoly story begins 13 years ago. That’s half my life for anyone wondering. Yea…old guy here. I had two friends who were the neighborhood paperboys. They each had a route of about 70 houses. Whenever they would go out of town or want a day off, I was the backup paper dude. I didn’t want to be a full-time paper dude. Something about getting up at 5:30am everyday just didn’t seem cool to me.
So McDonalds used to put a game board and two game pieces in every Sunday newspaper to kick off their Monopoly game each year. The San Ramon Valley Times underpaid their paperboys anyways so we decided we deserved everyones Monopoly game pieces. That’s logic right?
So I’d ride over to Paul’s and we’d fire through the stack of papers as we put the rubber bands on them. After the first couple of papers we’d get a feel for where the Monopoly flyer was so that by the end of the stack we were pulling them out like finely oiled machines! After that we’d have to go deliver the papers of course. You had a little extra time on Sundays I think it was 6:30am instead of 6am. Silly early.
After the papers(minus Monopoly) were delivered, we’d come home to our stack of game pieces to peel and stick on our boards. We’d each have enough free food stickers to take our families to McDonalds a couple times. Cheeseburgers and vanilla cones for all!
It gets better. We used to walk our dogs every night about 9pm. On trash night after the Sunday that Monopoly came out, we would go looking for more treasures. All the houses that didn’t get the SRVT normally got one of the other papers. So we which houses they were and we’d search all of their recycle bins.
Ok before you get all grossed out and say “ewww they are going through the trash” wait! Our recycle cans were just like the normal big plastic garbage cans, except they were divided into three sections. Paper, plastic, and glass. So most of the time the Sunday paper from two days prior was sitting right near the top of the “paper” section. And most of the time the Monopoly flyer was right there with it. What’s wrong with people not playing Monopoly at McDonalds anyway?
One time I swear we found the last piece needed for a new Ford Mustang in a recycle bin. When we made it home and emptied our pockets that piece was no where to be found. We went back out and searched the streets and sidewalks with a flashlight for hours. No Mustang for us. Fail.
I still love to play Monopoly every year since then. It makes me feel young again. Back when my long blonde hair still blew behind me in the wind.
Anyways I guess there is this McRib sandwich at McDonalds? And I guess it’s only there for 6 weeks? And I guess it’s really, really good? I guess that because I’ve seen at least a dozen facebook updates talking about it.
What is this McRib all about? Why haven’t I had one? Why doesn’t McDonalds normally sell them anymore? Do they really have 26g of fat in each one? Did San Francisco really ban Happy Meals?
All I know is even PO eats at McDonalds…but not really. Cause that doesn’t look like a McDonalds burger or wrapping. But he’s in front of McDonalds. High five to that! Did you know Obama likes Jesus too? Eat McDonalds!