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Hoss Cartright 01-09-12 08:03 PM

Burger King, positive Karma, and the big u-turn
 
OK, so after the Sunday Lafayette Indiana 23 mile 42 degree bike ride, I am super hungry and it's almost 5:00 p.m.. Nothing to eat all day except a banana, some goat cheese and a few crackers. - My will power was out of gas. I whip into the Lafayette Square Burger King (First time in about a year I suppose? - I won't do the drive-up, too many errors)
So I order two burgers from the dollar menu. I have water in the car. No french fries! I just get going on Teal Rd. and take one bite.. COLD sandwich! Not warm, COLD! So, big u-turn in the bank entrance and back there I go and the same manager guy who took my money is still at the register.
"May I help you sir?" -
me; "These are cold" -
Manager; "Sorry, let me pop those in the micro for you"
me; "No thank you, I'll just have my money back please" -
So I get my $2.14 and leave with nothing..

In the past two years, I have ventured though those doors about five times due to a momentary lapse of self discipline. Each time it turned-out bad. (Perhaps I am too critical of them nowadays?)
So, now there is this pattern. EVERY TIME I get the urge and wander into a McDonald's or BK, they mess up my order. Not only am I not supposed to be in there anyway, they keep giving me reasons to never go back..

So apparently I have some serious positive Karma working with me to keep me out of the fast food joints.. All I need to do is remember this in the future..

Maybe a tattoo reminder? "Stay out of the Micky D and BK" :)

goldfinch 01-09-12 08:17 PM

So what did you eat instead?

Hoss Cartright 01-09-12 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by goldfinch (Post 13698411)
So what did you eat instead?

Drove the 40 minutes home and had a bowl of the wife's home made chili, a salad and another banana..

dark_energy 01-09-12 08:30 PM

McDonalds doesn't have a good batting average for me either. I do McD for breakfast about once a week, at least once a month they mess up my order.

I didn't eat well yesterday morning, went on my ride. Afterwards, rather that eat a nice lunch and mind my hydration, I ran a bunch of errands and still didn't eat lunch. 3:30pm I bonked pretty bad. I did manage to stay away from the fast food joints, but I ate full bag of Walgreens chocolate covered raisins, inhaled them in fact. I felt worse afterwards. So negative Karma from my eats on Sunday.:(

Profgumby 01-09-12 08:39 PM


Originally Posted by Hoss Cartright (Post 13698448)
Drove the 40 minutes home and had a bowl of the wife's home made chili, a salad and another banana..

Better meal all the way around...shoulda done that 1st. BTW, I am tired of the sloppy service at many local fast food joints. Which is probably why I rarely eat at them anymore. (Well that and Mc D's food tastes like absolute poo to me)

david58 01-09-12 08:59 PM

Cool, a Mickey D AND BK threads!

Simply amazing how many calories can be slathered on surrounding a simple little puck of beef, isn't it?

LesterOfPuppets 01-09-12 09:01 PM

My local BK dollar burger went up to $1.49 :(

david58 01-09-12 09:05 PM


Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets (Post 13698604)
My local BK dollar burger went up to $1.49 :)

fify - gave you a $.49 reason to stay away.

Mithrandir 01-09-12 11:19 PM


Originally Posted by Hoss Cartright (Post 13698332)
OK, so after the Sunday Lafayette Indiana 23 mile 42 degree bike ride, I am super hungry and it's almost 5:00 p.m.. Nothing to eat all day except a banana, some goat cheese and a few crackers. - My will power was out of gas. I whip into the Lafayette Square Burger King (First time in about a year I suppose? - I won't do the drive-up, too many errors)
So I order two burgers from the dollar menu. I have water in the car. No french fries! I just get going on Teal Rd. and take one bite.. COLD sandwich! Not warm, COLD! So, big u-turn in the bank entrance and back there I go and the same manager guy who took my money is still at the register.
"May I help you sir?" -
me; "These are cold" -
Manager; "Sorry, let me pop those in the micro for you"
me; "No thank you, I'll just have my money back please" -
So I get my $2.14 and leave with nothing..

In the past two years, I have ventured though those doors about five times due to a momentary lapse of self discipline. Each time it turned-out bad. (Perhaps I am too critical of them nowadays?)
So, now there is this pattern. EVERY TIME I get the urge and wander into a McDonald's or BK, they mess up my order. Not only am I not supposed to be in there anyway, they keep giving me reasons to never go back..

So apparently I have some serious positive Karma working with me to keep me out of the fast food joints.. All I need to do is remember this in the future..

Maybe a tattoo reminder? "Stay out of the Micky D and BK" :)


I don't even think it's karma. I think it's that our taste buds have changed.

When I first started losing weight, I settled on a "every 10 pounds, treat yourself" reward system. I would go buy something from Arbys or Wendys or whatever, like I used to, as a reward. Eventually I realised that those things just taste like dog food. Over-salted dogfood. It's disgusting. No real flavour at all... I was amazed that I was ever addicted to that crap. I think maybe because it was easy to get. I dunno.

I soon realised that those weren't rewards, so I stopped "rewarding" myself. Was in a hurry today because I overslept, so I get Wendys for lunch (I overslept by a lot, btw). Lo and behold, it tasted like ass. Why did I do that? It always tastes like ass. I dunno. My taste buds have changed. Give me real food.

Mr. Beanz 01-10-12 12:06 AM

I dunno, I was 80 miles into a century when I began to fade. I ate a couple of McD's quarter pounders then felt like a new man. I finished the ride strong.

If you're pooped after 23 miles, maybe you should start eating more junk burgers.:D

freighttraininguphill 01-10-12 12:27 AM

There are two restaurants I will not eat at: McDonalds and Denny's. The food from both of those dumps saps my energy. Even a salad at Denny's isn't any good. I don't bother with Burger King any more either. I hate microwaved meat. It tastes like sheot!

jethro56 01-10-12 04:22 AM

It's damn hard to find healthy food in any restaurant. Don't get me started on all the commercials that portray shoving crap down your throat as a reward.

snowman40 01-10-12 01:08 PM

BK is a joke, you barely get any meat (if those places use meat) it is all bun, veggies, mayo, ketchup and mustard.

I hardly eat at McD, almost never at BK (usually Friday's as it is close to my kids school if I don't get to eat after getting home from work) and way to much at Jack in the Box. Though, Jack is dooming themselves as they started seasoning their Ultimate Cheeseburgers but their Deli Trio "Grilled" Sandwich is really good.


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