Thursday, April 29, 2010

Fast Food

McDonald's, Wendy's, Burger King, Popeye's, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hardee's, Church's, and Jack in the Box sound good? To me, they sound like a stomach ache about to happen.

When I was younger,I remember going to the Rialto on Flatbush Ave and bringing in a whole meal from McDonald's or KFC. We would sit in the balcony as we watched movies like "Uptown Saturday Night" or "Let's Do It Again" and eat. Popcorn? What was that?Those were great memories.

Then there were the days that it would be a treat if I took my daughters to a fast food joint. Then I met "John", a teenager that worked at Hardee's in Inverness, Florida. I learned about fast food restaurants. What they did to the food was NASTY. The stories turned my stomach.Grease remains unchanged for days/weeks.Burgers that are dropped on the floor and then used to make someone's order. I am not a germaphobe, but the coughing and sneezing done on the food. Yucky!

If I eat from any of these restaurants my stomach sours and I am sick for the remainder of the day. Sometimes I am sick for several days. To some, this may be a great way to lose weight, if you are into this.

Then came the healthy revolution. People wanted healthier choices. So the restaurants added salads, apples, juices, water, yogurt, and grilled chicken sandwiches. But of course, people that had frequented these establishments utilizing them as they only meal source gained weight.

Hence lawsuits were brought against some chains. For example, McDonald's was sued by some young women. They accused the chain of being the contributing factor to their obesity. I say put the burger, soda, and fries down.Do you know how many calories are in the "Value Meals" / "Combos"? Eat in moderation. There are many other healthy alternatives.

I try to eat healthy. If I eat out I eat at a restaurant. I try to stay away from the big chains.If I do go to a fast food joint, I order a salad, which is really not healthy at those places.

My favorite fast food joints are Sweet Tomatoes, Boston Chicken, Chipolte's, Chick-fil-a,and Pita Express. If you have never eaten at one of these places, try them you may just like what they offer.

Wall World Part Two

OK.. Let's get back to Wally World. Have you noticed that they have a smiley face used when advertising their rollbacks? What's up with that?

I find this ironic, since every Wally World I have ever been to I have yet to find a smiling face. The clerks, sales assistants,and managers are not friendly, nor helpful. And this is everyone from Dunnellon, Florida to Garland, Texas. I have been to many. I am a Wally World addict.

Some may say, if I find unacceptable customer service, why do I still frequent the store. Well the bottom line is price. They have great prices, but lousy customer service.

If you do not like working at Wally World why do you? To pay the bills? I understand that. But do you not think you need to make the most of the situation. Roses are grown from dirt and manure. But they are beautiful and pleasing to the eye.

Hence...learn from God's lessons. Treat others they way you want to be treated.

Wally World

Have you ever been to Wally World? What is Wally World? Why it is Wal*Mart of course. I do not think many people have not been to one. It is sort of a vortex of mega stores. You can go in to buy a container of milk for $2.41. However, when you leave your pockets are $50.00 less. Why is that? Hmm, I do not know.

What I do know is that I need to have stock in the company. I am in Wal*Mart everyday. Milk and few items I may need for the week, one day. The next day, I need to purchase supplies for a child's school project. Then day three may possibly be a party at work and I need to purchase some form of supplies for. Day four, I need pampers and/or wipes. Day five grocery items again, milk. Man milk goes quick in my house. Day six, I need water. Yes I buy water. Houston water sucks. Day seven, groceries for the week. I do not care how much I stock up. My family likes to eat.

This does not account for the times, I visit other grocery stores or other Wal*Marts. Not every Wally World carries the same items. The basics may be the same, but some do sell specialized products others do not like Goya products. I can purchase Goya olive oil at the Wally World on Dunvale, but if I want Goya tomato sauce, I must visit the one on located on Beltway 8. As for other stores like Kroeger's, Randalls, Whole Foods, HEB, and Central Market they carry items that most Wal*Marts do not, like spaghetti squash or Boar Head's deli meats. So I may be a Wal*Mart addict, I do get my foodie fixes at the other chains in my area (specifically HEB/Central Market).

I guess lower prices come at a price.