Friday, March 06, 2009

The McNugget Bailout Plan: This Is An Emergency!

Late last year when this is-it-parody-or-is-it-racism McDonald's commercial came out, I thought the one thing you could say for sure was the ridiculous riff about "stealing someone's ten-piece" McNuggets was patently absurd. No one gets that hopped over McNuggets, right?

But 'gro and behold, just when you think you can't stereotype black folk as McDonald's crack addicts no more a Florida woman goes and calls EMERGENCY 9-1-1 THREE TIMES because they ran out of chicken mcnuggets:

A police report says 27-year-old Fort Pierce resident Latreasa L. Goodman told authorities she paid for a 10-piece last week but was later informed the restaurant had run out.

She says she was refused a refund and told all sales were final. A cashier told police she offered Goodman a larger portion of different food for the same price, but Goodman became irate.

"This is an emergency. If I would have known they didn't have McNuggets, I wouldn’t have given my money, and now she wants to give me a McDouble, but I don’t want one," Goodman told police, according to The Stuart News. "This is an emergency."


So I join NY Mag's Vulture blog in declaring that the media should be focused on this woman (her name just HAD to be "Latreasa") instead of another octo-mom story.



Previously Related:
McDonald's: We Feed Black People!
McDonald's: We Advertise To Black People!

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12 comments:

  1. Anonymous3/06/2009

    'gro and behold, = classic

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  2. file this in the turrible hall of fame.

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  3. Hall of Fame, for sure. This might be a Top 10 all time moment

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  4. For what it's worth, she doesn't seem to fit the chubby profile.

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  5. I could see the two apple pies. Maybe a whopper jr. with cheese. Not the nuggets though.

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  6. Anonymous3/06/2009

    Mickey d's nuggets have gotten better over the last year or two, true story.

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  7. The woman had a point, though. If you order the McNuggets and they take your money for McNuggets, they better hand over some effing McNuggets. "All sales are final" is a bullshit line to take when they never gave her what she wanted to buy. If they gave her the McNuggets and she tried to return them because she took one bite and decided she wasn't in the mood for McNuggets after all, fine, she doesn't get her money back. But they didn't give her what she bought! There was no final sale that had been completed! Give her back her goddanged money!

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  8. Anonymous3/07/2009

    The real story here is "Woman is robbed by major corporation, calls 911 in an attempt to reach the police." But I guess claiming she called 911 because they ran out of nuggets plays better. The fact that every news outlet in this country has taken that slant on this story is shameful.

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  9. Orange: y'know, I did gloss over the fact that she was refused a refund. She should have gotten her money back. I'm guessing there must have been some sort of beef/tension/passive-aggressive conflict that arose during the order process.

    Anon: there's a point that, perhaps, this shouldn't be about piling on this woman. BUT, both storylines you list are accurate (calling 911 as an "Attempt to reach police", vs. because they're out of nuggets inventory), and really, you don't call 9-1-1 in either situation. If it happened at starbucks or a hardware store or the movie theater it would always be inappropriate to call 9-1-1.

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  10. Anonymous3/08/2009

    Disrespect to a black woman, of course. A woman who feels she has no other options, check. Once you get pass the ridiculousness of the story, it's another day in inner- city America and it makes me want to holla!

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  11. Value Plan Dan3/08/2009

    Everyone knows you don't get a ten-piece, but rather three four-pieces off the value menu. It's cheaper, plus you get two extra nuggets. No police.

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  12. i liked this one better
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ12Ry-hD6I&feature=related
    ones nuggets the others a burger just wondering latter was also called to court stereotype that.,the second one was funny really

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