Thursday, March 29, 2012

Replenished sand box

Payton's and Parker's sandbox was getting a little low on sand. A trip to town netted a couple more bags of playsand. This stuff was closer to dust than sand. Parker doesn't care. It is all just dirty fun to him.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Mmmm, what's this?

McDonald's has been begun charging for extras. Extra this extra that. I guess they have been doing so for a while now. It is a small smack in the face, but I suppose it is inevitable. I understand this, but don't really agree with it. Anywho...

Last night before gym class for Payton, we ate at McDonald's. Kathleen hates this, but the boys love it. I kinda like it too. I had noticed an extra charge on my bill the week before and the same charge appeared appeared this night. I don't care for onions and always have them omitted. I like pickles and order extra. On the receipt you can see I am charged 30¢ for the extra pickles. But wait, why am I not credited for having the onions omitted? I queried the manager about this. He said that I should ask to have the pickles substituted for the onions and then I won't be charged.

Now given this new pricing policy I would think that omitting an included item and adding something else, it is implied that I am substituting items. But I guess that just isn't the case. Oh well, 30¢ isn't going to break me, but next time - and there will be a next time - I will be more savvy in my ordering.