Round Lake, Illinois sucks. Not just the vile excuse for money hungry and corrupt cops that it employs, but now you can add the local Mcdonalds to the suckage.
I’ve worked retail so I have an incredible amount of sympathy and patience for food service people – especially at places like Mcdonalds, considering how much they have to put up with from the fatties who didn’t get enough sauce on their Bigmacs. I’ve been avoiding Mcdonalds as much as I can because their food quality has gone down, the portions are less, and their prices have increased. The only sole reason to grace the grease-filled pit-stop is for the fast service that is the last remaining remnant of it’s glory days of the billions served.
It was around 12:00 am when I caved and decided to stop at Mcdonalds for a coffee. I have a coffee problem, and it extends into the wee hours of the night. There was two cars ahead of me. I have plenty of patience, so I flipped on Taking Back Sunday’s, Where You Want To Be, and let the wait begin.
About 10 minutes later, the car at the window pulls away. No food was given and apparently no more patience was either. The car in front of me pulls up. Within another 10 minutes it leaves without anything. Red flags. I sense a disturbance in the force.
I pull up to the window. A pretty blonde girl at the window apologizes to me for the wait and drops a bombshell – she is the only person on duty. Well, that explains it. Having worked the graveyard shift, I’m still shocked that it’s just her working. The Mcdonalds in Mordor a.k.a Round Lake does a fair amount of business at night – which makes just one worker on duty all the more puzzling.
I get my coffee about a minute later, and drive off. I was actually frustrated enough, that I pulled over in the Gurnee Denny’s parking lot and decided to send a complaint to Mcdonald’s via my phone. Now I have never sent any business any complaint for any reason. I put up, and shut up – and don’t come back if I don’t like the service.
About a day later I get a poorly worded email from their customer service apologizing. I’m not one of those people who want’s free shit, but a gift card for future coffee might have been nice. Needless to say, from now on, I’m never going to Mcdonalds again. I’ll miss their low quality salads lacking in actual nutritional value and their Colombian roast coffee that’s barely tolerable.