|Note the two McDonald's Restaurant stops within one Turnpike exit of one another.|
Whereas I am a father who just completed a two-week period of vacation with kids and
Whereas just yesterday I drove with said family on a trip home from Pittsburgh and
Whereas I have a combined 20 years experience traveling with hungry children and
Whereas I have been teaching for nearly twenty years and have been on at least that many trips with hungry adolescent students and
Whereas I am a former employee of the food service industry
Be it hereby RESOLVED that . . .
One should not stop for lunch after 11:30 am and before 1:00 pm and
One should question the wisdom of offering a 9- and 11-year-old the choice of where to eat and
One should especially question that wisdom if the answer is McDonalds and
One should especially question that wisdom if said McDonalds is attached to a gasoline station and
One should expecially question that wisdom if said McDonalds is located across the street from a pleasant sit-down chain such as Bob Evans
. . . or Hoss's and
One should question the wisdom of a child making an order that asks said McDonalds to "hold" a condiment (i.e. ketchup) from one's burger, given that McDonalds model is built so particularly to efficiency and speed.
Thereby this parent resolves to be more active and less passive in plotting out meals at restaurants while driving on the final day of a vacation.