Wednesday, November 4, 2015

News You Can't Use: Not Lovin' It!

It's been hard times for the Clown Burger lately, with uneducated and unskilled workers demanding competitive Fortune 500 salaries, all day Breakfast Balls wreaking havoc on service and employee morale (At least the guy from "Falling Down" is happy), the fitness movement we are told should be kicking off any day now threatening profits and the revelation that the "meat" is actually this vile pink sludge that most carrion animals would avoid. If all of that wasn't enough, and it is, you've now got to add thuggery and slap-fighting to this potent cocktail of fast grease-food failure. Yes, it turns out that the Arches of Gold are showing a bit of tarnish, but they're going to battle to the finish, desperately trying to get that tie back the entire while.

A McDonald's drive-thru employee and an unhappy customer exchanged several blows in a brutal fight Monday night and it was all caught on camera.

It's "brutal" in the same way that Tom and Jerry cartoons are, but since society has perfected itself and physical violence is practically unheard of you can see why we have to warn you.

The shocking footage was filmed by Gabe Hart, another customer who pulled in to the drive-thru to snag a Big Mac at the restaurant on Stinson Boulevard located in the Quarry shopping northeast Minneapolis, Minnesota.

What started as a plan to take "Cheeseburger Selfies" somehow became something much, much more.

'I hadn't eaten much since lunch time, and I was driving by a McDonald's , so I thought I'd just swing in and pick up a Big Mac,' Hart told LiveLeak.

I live a rich and meaningful life, full of decidedly non-banal activities, but when you're hungry you're hungry.

'It looked like when the McDonald's guy handed him his cash and change back he dropped some of the dude's change.'

The value of our personal dignity: less than one dollar in coins.

'That's when he got out of his car, spit on the drive through window and tried to punch the McDonald's guy and that's when I started recording.'

It must be depressing for the employee to realize that even while under direct attack from a coin-pinching lunatic he's still "The McDonald's Guy." Would you like some dehumanization with that?

The 67-second long video starts with the driver, who is wearing shorts, dragging the employee, 22-year-old Bernard Robinson III, nearly half way out of the restaurant's small window by his uniform tie.  

First thing: they make burger-flippers wear ties now? No wonder they expect executive salaries. Second: the tie is nothing but weakness. It can land in soup, it's uncomfortable on the neck even in the best of times and it clearly provides a very convenient "Get over here!" handle for belligerent valued customers.

As another team member at the restaurant stands behind Robinson, he can be heard on tape yelling, 'Man, he got my m******-f****** tie.'  

Under the circumstances it's as sensible a comment as any other.

At the same time, Robinson grips the customer's head and appears to be trying to pull him inside through the window while saying, 'Get your a** in here.' 

Just take off the neck rag! You have the power to end this!

The sound on the footage becomes slightly inaudible, as the customer says something to Robinson who responded by saying, 'When you let go of my tie, I'm f***** you up.'

Well, if that's the case I'm not letting go.

I've got your twenty dollars an hour right here.

Shortly after, the customer loses his grip and the pair finally separate as the video ends.  

Nobody learned anything and now my freedom fries will probably be cold.

He explained that a member of his crew needed to make change for the customer's $100 bill he used to pay for his $3 item. 

Between this guy and the guy that pays in pennies it's a small miracle these incidents aren't constantly happening.

'I'm arguing with the guy, one of my crew tries to close the window, and he pushes it open,' Robinson stated.

I've already excised the parts were I was the aggressor so I'll look better.

McDonald's director of operations issued the following statement about the fight to Mail Online: 'We are aware of the concerning incident involving an employee and a customer earlier this week. We are working with the local police in their investigation of this matter.'

"Education and awareness are the key to stopping these incidents."

Komment Korner

He got a big smack and fries  

take that tie off. round two. BEGIN!

In the UK, case would be dropped due to lack of evidence

Aaron Zehner is the author of "The Foolchild Invention" available in paperback and e-book format. Read free excerpts here and here.

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