Monday, November 3, 2008

Pardon me while I rant

So I just got home from McDonald's.  Yes, I occasionally take my children to the golden arches.  I think I'm done with them now.  I tried to email my complaint to the company, but an error kept occurring whenever I hit the submit button.  So what's a girl to do?  

I know.  I'll post a copy of my email on my blog!

Here's the thing.  I think long and hard before I hit the publish button on any post.  It's nice to be able to think before I put something out there since my mouth is what gets me into trouble 99.9% of the time.  (Wouldn't it be nice to have a "publish button" on our mouths?) But this is in my craw and it's not getting out until I get it off my chest.

So here it is:

RE: Inappropriate Happy Meal toy

I just returned from Store #xxxxx in xxxxx, FL where my daughter received a "Chelsea My Scene" doll in her Happy Meal.

This doll had a bare midriff and a ridiculously short skirt.  If she weren't wearing roller skates and a helmet I would have sworn she was a "My Street Corner" doll.

Perhaps the helmet was your nod to safety, but I think more modest apparel would be a better service to the children you market to so aggressively.

I returned the doll to the cashier and was given bracelets in return.  I commend the employee for his empathy.

However, I'll be giving my business to Chick-fil-A next time I'm looking for a quick, cheap lunch for my kids.

There.  I feel better now.


Kris said...

Does this mean that McD's is now a fan of Hooker Couture?

Mike Boyd said...

That's why I always ask for a boys toy for her when we dine there. And besides, she likes Starr Wars toys better that the girl stuff.


Cheryl said...

yep... bracelets sound better.

Mother Hen said...

Good for you!

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