Tag Archives: mcdonalds

Gender Roles in Toys

13 Feb

I’m not going to claim that I know anything about kids or parenting, but I have always thought that kid’s toys send the wrong message at times.

A couple weeks ago JC and I were out having some adult beverages after an amazing concert of hers. Before heading home we decided to grab a quick bite, and nothing is better quick drunk food than a McDonalds Happy Meal!

It just so happened that they were doing a boy toy and a girl toy. So we got one of each.

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I remember the hot wheels vs Barbies from when I was a kid!

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Both toys came with stickers! But wait a minute. What’s wrong with Barbie?

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She is a doctor, but she seems to be wearing something I would expect from Spencers on Halloween. Look at that skirt! What real doc wears that? Mine sure doesn’t! Well actually that is a good thing because my doctor is a dude.

Also, did you look at the stickers? The boy set is flames and skulls, but for Doctor Barbie? A stethoscope and one of those ear light things as you would expect. But wait, there is more! A pacifier, baby bottle and a brand new baby!

So she is dressed like a stripper doctor and has a baby? Or she is in “her place” taking care of babies? I just don’t get it I guess. Hey little girl, you can be a doctor and take care of babies, but that’s it!

Maybe it is good that I don’t have kids. I’d be buying them all the wrong toys…

Honesty is the Best Policy?

9 Apr

Burger King has some funny commercials with “The King” running around. In their newest commercial “The King” breaks into a competitors headquarters and steals a recipe for use in Burger Kings around the world.

“It’s not that original but it’s super affordable.”

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Another kid rant

12 Jun

So I eat at fast food restaurants way too much, I admit it! Over the last few months I’ve started seeing something that I don’t recall ever seeing before and in the last week I’ve seen it multiple times. What have I seen? Children under 8 ordering in the drive thru…

Yes, parents are choosing to pull forward, roll down the back window and allow their small child order. I have  a couple problems with this: First, shouldn’t the parents have some sort of control over what their children are eating? Second, it ALWAYS causes communication problems. Children don’t speak the same as adults. Children don’t normally speak as clearly, nor do they have the full size lungs to project their voice the same. They just don’t.

So please, if you have a small child order for them. Or, have them tell you what they want, and then you can tell the drive thru operator. Let’s not make the job any more difficult for them…they really don’t make that much money!

McDonald’s employee riding a segway!

4 Jun

Found this video on YouTube. It is taken at the Orange County Convention Center (where I work) during, what looks to be move-in, of the HUGE McDonalds show this year. These 4 women work for McDonalds/the show management team (I can tell by the type of Segways they are using).

I have no words to describe the elation I get from watching this video over and over again!