(I usually only have time to blog once a week, but this kinda struck a nerve with me. I’d love some feedback. Yes, even if you don’t agree with me. Let’s discuss, shall we?)
I just read a blog about how evil McDonald’s is because they ask if you want a boy toy or a girl toy in your happy meal. People are actually up in arms over how sexist that is. Shame on McDonald’s, you misogynist bastards! Don’t you know girls can play with cars and boys can play with baby dolls? You disgust me!
Well, not me so much as the people who write these blogs. I could care less. And actually, I really find it amazing that these parents have time to sit and complain about something so silly. Is this who we are now? Big babies that cry and complain over the smallest phrasing?
I don’t think McD’s is trying to be sexist. I’m pretty sure they’re just thinking, “Most boys like cars. Most girls like babies. Let’s just say boy or girl toy so they can hurry through the drive thru.” But no. These anal retentive parents would like to be asked, “Would you like the asexual Star Wars battle ship from Hasbro or the asexual Pretty Pink Friend for Life My Lil’ Pony also made by Hasbro?” Yes, that’s much better. Geez people, I can barely handle standing in line waiting for you to say, “Number 6 with a coke.” let alone all that other crap.
And don’t try to be cute and order the “Barbie Happy Meal” because the kid on the other end isn’t going to understand what you said through the intercom. It”ll just take up more time to explain. That’s why I had to stop ordering orange Hi-C when I went through the drive thru.
“What,you want an ice tea?”
“No Orange Hi-C”
“We don’t have Orange Ice Tea”
“Just give me a fucking Sprite!”
“What? A diet Sprite?”
“I’M GOING TO BURGER KING!”
Oh wait…is this one of those gender neutral things that’s all the rage right now? Let’s not put gender on anything and let the kids figure it out themselves? Because that annoys me, too. What’s wrong with a little gender association? Why is it so frowned upon to raise boys to be men and girls to be young ladies? Sure, I watched those transgender episodes on Oprah. I understand sometimes boys want to be girls and vice versa, but I don’t see what that has to do with saying boy happy meal or girl happy meal. If you’re worried your little girl is going to get a complex because she always asks for the boy happy meal, take her to Wendy’s. Or you could do what I do. When we pull up, I always ask the kids, “You want the Transformer or the ICarly toy?” No drama.
I’m not trying to step on any toes or offend anyone, but my first thought is, really? Of all the things in the world to protest…hell, of all the things about McDonald’s to protest you pick the sex of their happy meal?
Please people, just settle down! It’s a flipping Happy Meal. Be happy.