The McCrazy Files: “My McNuggets Are An Emergency!”


There are two sure things in this life: one, that we will all at some point die; two, that fast food chains will always be a magnet for ridiculousness. Rumbles under the Golden Arches. Relationship-destroying initiatives echoing from the Burger King’s burger palace. You can’t make this shit up, which is also sadly (but deliciously) true for today’s addition to the McCrazy files.

McFailWhen you’ve gotta have your Chicken McNuggets, you’ve gotta have your Chicken McNuggets. When you can’t GET those Nuggets, then you call 911. Wait, what? That’s what Floridian Latreasa Goodman did last Saturday when her local McDonald’s ran out of her favorite chicken product and, citing their “no refund” policy, offered her a McDouble and fry instead. AAWWW HEEEELLL NAAWW. Goodman wasn’t having any of that noise, and decided this was a dispute only the police could sort out. She called 911 three times. THREE TIMES. (That’s a McHat Trick or a McOut, depending on the sport, but it’s clear that Goodman was ready to play ball.)

I’m lovin’ it! This woman stood up for something she believed in – her right to tender ten-piece Chicken McNuggets – even though some might consider her “ridiculous” or “really ridiculous.” She’s a martyr! A symbol for the disenfranchised, the hungry. Goodman is you, me, your aunt who throws stuff at her television. Latreasa Goodman is America.

And that Smoking Gun report? Let’s just say it raises more questions than it answers. Why was this McDonald’s not properly stocked with an appropriate amount of McNuggets? Why was Goodman not informed of their shortage at the time she a) made her order and b) handed the cashier her money? What is a McDouble? One can only hope these are answered before the next fast food emergency, wherever it might be. I’m hoping Arby’s.

(Thanks to Luke for sending me the story!)

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7 Responses to “The McCrazy Files: “My McNuggets Are An Emergency!””

  1. mimi Says:

    lol that got around to me today too. along with this:

  2. Tian Xie Says:

    More evidence that fast food is the origin of so much ridiculousness:

  3. Joe Says:

    it’s true — McDonalds will tear you up if you’re not careful… i had two Big Macs today in one sitting, and I feel like it was the worst mistake of my life

  4. Henning Says:

    Mimi – It’s a Fast Food Nation, we’re just living in it. God have mercy on us all.

    Tian – I saw that, too. Like Gabe, my head exploded. Do you read Videogum on a regular basis? I love that site.

    Joe – Two Big Macs is rarely a good idea.

  5. Tian Xie Says:

    Indeed, I do read VideoGum on a regular basis and its just lovely.

    Are you on google reader? Cause I shared that one on Google reader…

  6. Henning Says:

    I’m on GMail and GCal (or whatever it’s called) and G-UNIT – I figure one less “G” in my life, even if I’m creating more work for myself, is ultimately a good thing. So I’m not on Google Reader, no.

  7. Michael Says:

    The very next time I read a blog, Hopefully it doesn’t fail me just as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read, but I genuinely believed you would have something useful to say. All I hear is a bunch of crying about something that you can fix if you were not too busy seeking attention.

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