Sunday, April 14, 2013

McDonald's Post Update!

I felt super bad about running out of McDonald's the other night after "the incident" (see McDonald's blog from earlier). On top of that, a few people wrote to me and rightfully pointed out that leaving the McDonald's was not cool. Not only was it rude to make the McDonald's person clean it up, but it was a health hazard. I agree. I was not my best self. I panicked. I should have gone to the counter, asked for a rag and gone pee hunting. 

Here's one of the pieces of feed back I received on Reddit along with my response. (I'm valjean260) Click the picture to enlarge. 



And then, this nice person gave me a great suggestion. Click the picture to enlarge.





So I took his advice. I stopped back in to apologize and give them this (below). I asked for a manager, explained what happened, and apologized. They were incredibly nice, and I'm happy to say that we are allowed back in McDonald's! Also, you should have seen the look on the kid's face! I don't think they get many apologies. All in all it was a good end to shitty experience. Get it... shitty!! HA! I make myself laugh. 


Love, 


Dad (John)


P.S. Sorry about my handwriting in this picture. That is why I type. 




12 comments:

  1. Well done, sir! My brother has been "cleaning captain" at our local Taco Bell for a few years - other than a single compliment during a routine inspection this year, he receives ZERO recognition. Something like this would have made his year!

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  2. When we know better we do better. That's all we can do. What a great follow up story. Well done!

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  3. I dont have children but I "stalk" your post. Lol.Its so touching to see the joys,tribulations,and all around lessons that come with parenting. Stevie and yourself are so humble,funny,down to earth, and an all-around inspiration. I can only pray that when/if I decide to share the gift of parenthood with someone I be half as awesome as you guys...

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  4. My mom had a massive stroke and was left not able to talk and paralyzed on one side. we went to ihop after a strides for stroke benefit "walk." After the rooty tooty fresh and fruity- my mom hada bit of a diarrhea accident that was also mostly contained in her track pants. Like you- I skedaddled out of there as fast as a grown woman transferring a mortified 70+ yo woman into a wheelchair and into the car. It was awful- and to this day,I can't go back (it has been over 10 years). I may go back and make restitution to an unknown employee to assuage my guilt. Thanks (is it okay to still have a slight giggle at the memory?).

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  5. What a wonderful story with a great ending! As a nurse, I've cleaned up more than my share of messes. It is a thankless job, but really, it's not that big of a deal. You did the right thing by thanking the employee. I'm sure it made their day! No shit!

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  6. It was a really lovely gesture you did for the person at McDonald's, and I'm glad you did. But you do know that even if you'd crawled up in there with bleach and sterile rags yourself, some d-bag on Reddit would have called you a crappy person anyway (no pun intended) right? Obviously for not anticipating your child's every bodily function LIKE A GOOD PARENT SHOULD.

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  7. As a father of a toddler boy whose diaper once gaped, thus allowing solid matter to plop unceremoniously on the concrete floor in a Sam's Club, I feel your pain and applaud you!

    Life is messy. Laugh if you can and clean it up.

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  8. Do you remember Discovery Zone? I used to work there, and every once in a while somebody would let us know that their child had an accident in the balls. That resulted in us having to take EVERY ball out and clean. I think your recognition was AWESOME! But I also wanted to point out that I cannot begin to even know how many times a parent knowingly left without telling anybody or it happens and the parent didn't know to tell.(It can happen, I was approached one day by a kid telling on another kid that was literally squatting and taking and shit in the back play area). So I guess my point is, how would you feel knowing your kid was playing in those disgusting balls(heehee, love Big Daddy) so if you read his previous post and thought "I would have done the same thing", DON'T, you'd want the same respect for your child.

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  9. I worked for Round Table for YEARS. As a supervisor and then an Assistant Manager I always told my employees that there was no job they could do that I hadn't, and this included those "crappy" situations. In fact, thanks to my iron-lined stomach, I tended to be the ONLY one that was able to clean up after the homeless man that would come in to use the bathroom. He somehow managed to leave large "gifts" along the back of the toilet seat, near the tank. I'm assuming he stood up to do his business, guess he didn't want to get anyone else's germs? The real kicker was when one of my delivery drivers came up to me during business hours to tell me a young boy was in the bathroom urinating into the trash can! I approached the parents and asked to have a private word, they didn't want to get up, so in front of their friends I explained we needed their children to be escorted to the bathroom in the future as their son did his business in the trash can and now my employee, or myself, was going to need to clean and sanitize it. The mom was horrified, she was very kind and apologized, although she did nothing to reprimand her son. Her friend on the other hand insisted it shouldn't have been a big deal because the kids was only six years old. I'm sure my face lit up like a Christmas tree when I told her "Well then, he shouldn't be going to the bathroom without his parents ANYWAY, now SHOULD he?" Don't beat yourself up about it, at some point everyone is going to have to clean up some kind of crappy mess.

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  10. My God the post about the incident was hilarious. I read it to my husband, barely able to get the words out through absolute FITS of laughter complete with tears. WHAT a great writer you are. Nicely done with the thank you/gift card too. You are a good guy.

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  11. Nice advice! Thanks!

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