"That'll be zero dollars and ... uh ... zero cents." -McDonald's clerk, May 1, 2011
Facebook is powerful stuff. I saw a friend's picture of a bottle of Coca-Cola one minute, and the next, it was all I could do not to run to the nearest grocery store to buy up all the bottles. I did, however, run down to the nearest McDonald's to pick up a small cup of the fizzy elixir of my dreams. Oh, it so hit the spot. I'm trying to resist another hit tonight.
Another fabulous McDonald's -- they're doing better than all the rest of us in this recession-turned-inflation -- perk is their current free small coffee. Even the cream and sugars are free. Whenever possible, even if inconveniently late at night, I've made a run to pick up my fair share. Even better, McDonald's coffee around here is made by SBC, the creamiest coffee around. As much as I love Starbucks, its roast can be bitter and way too strong.
McDonald's free coffee comes in handy for when I need to write a quick column on the fly during an off-time on the weekend. Or I've missed my morning coffee, because of two days of sleep deprivation.