Thursday, March 3, 2016

{solsc} Worth It! #sol16

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My nephew, Tyler has had a deep, deep affection for McDonald's for his whole life. Granted he's only 14. But still, we're talking total and complete loyalty.  If given the choice, he would eat every single meal there, on your dime of course. Unfortunately for him, the rest of his family doesn't share his affinity.  

When he was 10, my husband and I had taken him and his younger sister, Kylie to Florida for February Vacation.  There are a lot of McDonald's in the Orlando area. Every single time we drove by one, Tyler asked if we could eat there. It didn't matter that we had already eaten. After one such request, I decided I would distract him and the following conversation ensued:

Me: "Did you know Uncle John used to work at McDonald's?"

Tyler: (in complete shock) "WHAT??? Did you really Uncle John?"

John: "Yes, I did."

Tyler: "Why in the world would you quit THAT job???  That's gotta be the best job in the whole world!"

John: (joking with him) "Well, Auntie told me she wouldn't marry me unless I made more money."

It's quiet in the back seat for about a minute and then...

Tyler: (w/ a tone of great disgust) "Well...I hope she was worth it!"

You can't make this stuff up. Humbling. And absolutely hysterical! 

14 comments:

  1. Hysterical is right. From the mouth of babes comes the laughter we need to feed our hungry spirits. Happy Day 3, Susan!

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    1. He gives us plenty of material for laughter!

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  2. I love it! Your writing brought Tyler close to my ear, and my heart! What a bold McDonald's loving soul.

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    1. He's a special boy for sure! I'm sure there will be more "Slices" about him at some point.

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  3. No, you can't make this stuff up. This was my morning laugh!

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    1. So glad I could start your day with laughter, Carrie!

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    1. This little conversation has become a family favorite for sure!

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  5. Ha! Kids knwo what is important, don't they?!

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    1. His priorities are interesting, that's for sure. :-)

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  6. Love this. So good that you have written it down, because I suspect there will come a day when his taste for McDonald's will finally be oversaturated. At least, that's what happened with my boys. Great story! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. When I think of the conversations we've had, I know there are many more Slices to capture!

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  7. hilarious! I enjoy reading slices that have so much personality!

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  8. Thank you, Sonja! There are more 'Tyler' stories to write. :-)

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