Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Well-dressed Korean geezers stage a daily sit-in at McDonald’s.

In this post: Subscribe & Save, Korean geezers Occupy McDonald’s.

My maid is cleaning the kitchen as I write this post and I’m hard at work updating our January subscription order from, which is scheduled to ship by the end of the week. In case you give a crap, here’s what’s on our list this month: 1) a six-pack of Beaver Brand Deli Mustard in squeezy bottles; 2) a dozen bags of Planters Fruit & Nut Trail Mix (for Sam); and 3) Hormel Smoked Ham Lumps with tasty chemicals and nitrates. I rescheduled a repeat delivery of Hormel canned tamales to February because I still have eight cans in the pantry even though I’m eating them as fast as I can. (Plus we’re running out of room.)
There’s a breaking news story today from Queens, New York, where a local McDonald’s has been at war with a group of well-dressed Korean senior citizens with canes and walkers who sit in booths for hours (i.e., from 5 a.m. until after dark) every day gossiping, talking about politics and sharing a single order of French fries. Aggravated restaurant employees ask the police to help clear them out as often as three times a day but the seniors just walk around the corner until the cops leave and then boomerang back inside. This has been going on for FIVE YEARS.
Members of the group told the New York Times that they usually eat a big free lunch at a nearby senior center and then congregate at McDonald’s for social time. None could explain how come they like this particular McDonald’s better than other neighborhood locations, such as a new Korean cafe with 25¢ coffee and a Burger King that’s one block away. Maybe because McDonald’s has the best fries?

Frankly, I think it’s a shame that McDonald’s isn’t more tolerant of these adorable, natty geezers. In other societies elderly people receive the highest degree of respect, not repeated 911 calls to local police because they’re “wasting space” with a lousy cup of coffee. If I wasn’t a housebound old lady in Texas with crappy feet and knees I’d probably join them.

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