It’s date night with one of my favourite little people. Despite my attempts to go to anywhere else, that mini-human is sure to chose the Golden Arches. And thus begins the strategic planning to eat healthy despite being in this fast-food nexus.
Tastes like happy, but with an aftertaste of regret.
Okay, I’ll go there, but I’m going to eat a quick snack beforehand so I’m not ravenous and succumb to temptation.
No time. No problem. I’ll just get water and a salad.
Well, maybe not a salad. A wrap – yes, a veggie wrap. That’s a good choice.
A veggie wrap is almost like eating negative calories, so I’ll get a small pop instead of water. Wouldn’t want to seem too self-righteous to my dear, sweet french fry-eating child.
Mmmm. French fries. No.
Since I’m not ordering fries, I’ll get the chicken wrap. That extra protein will satisfy any cravings I might encounter.
A chicken wrap, easy on the dressing. They custom order, right?
I wouldn’t want to seem too choosey, so I’ll take it the way they prepare it.
Seems a shame to get the grilled chicken. I’ll get the crispy. All those veggies still make it healthy. Mostly.
A chicken wrap, small pop. That’s it.
Those fries just came out of the fryer. So hot and fresh.
No. I’ll just snag a few when the little guy isn’t looking.
He’ll know. He always knows.
He’s always looking. I think he counts the total before he starts eating.
I’ll get my own, to keep the peace. But just a small.
A chicken wrap, pop, and fries.
How much is that chicken wrap?
A cheeseburger is pretty low-cost. We do live on a budget. I’ll just get that. It’s for the children.
Saving some serious money not getting that over-priced chicken wrap. I think I can get the medium fries.
Yes, I’m ready to order: cheeseburger, medium fries, and a small pop, please.
Wait, it’s the same price for a larger drink? Well, then it seems wasteful not to upsize.
How am I paying?
With my dignity, thanks.