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Sunday, August 28, 2005

A quick tale 61

One interesting lunch time

He was a 43-year old working at the cash till at McDonald’s. She had come to buy her lunch. What does a middle-aged man working in a place like this tell himself when he wakes up to go to work in the morning, she thought to herself. May be he was made redundant and he is working here to pay off his mortgage. And to pay for child support. And telephone bills, obviously. May be he is doing this job because he lost a bet. May be he is really an architect and is working at McDonald’s because he believes in their philosophy of making the world fat. May be he is just working there because he was. She was determined to find out what.
‘Next please!’
‘One Big Mac with fries, please’
‘Anything to drink?’
‘A diet coke. And can I ask you something?’

18 comments:

Surinder said...

he he :-) ..

saranyan said...

I guess its the same with every job. we study something, get a job in that area (or S/W) and then work for the next 30 yrs. and all the q's you had for that MCDonalds guy apllies to us as well.

a thought provoking post ammani :)

by the way, happy to notice the mil van stopping these days :)

Aarthi said...

Good to have you back in the blog world. Missed your posts!

Dileepan said...

Hey, have been following your blog for some time now. The quick tales make for very interesting reading. Keep up the good work!

Raga said...

Happy to see your blog active again.
Welcome back!

Raga said...

Happy to see you blogging again.
Welcome back!

Chakra Sampath said...

Great to see you back in action!

Unnikrishnan G Nair said...

Hey... Happy to see ur blogspot active again.. Great to have the lifeline quick tales back in action!!

Harish said...

Ammani's back! :) and how!

mitr_bayarea said...

Hi,
am relatively new to the blog community, but am all excited to see you back in action.........great stories and really interesting.....welcome back!!!

anantha said...

Welcome back...

Anybody Out There? said...

thankyouthankyouthankyou for coming back :D

ahiri said...

Am glad you changed your mind .

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... strangely not a typical QT. Is there a part 2 coming up?

thennavan said...

Ammani, are you increasingly the protagonist in your posts? The "she" obviously :-)

AF said...

Great to see you back. BTW: I never got the Pig Story.

Übermaniam said...

shouldn't the post have stopped minus the last line? ah well, never mind. doppps

Lost in trance... said...

dopps i think u missed a small point...but hey, never mind...