Now this is pretty entertaining. Just the other day I went to the McDonald's drive-thru for a vanilla shake. As I'm sitting in line for the
drive-thru I thought to myself...'you know, how much you wanna' bet the dang ice cream machine is broken again?!' (It usually is whenever I go
there) Historically, I've always felt this problem was some kind of a black cloud which hung over only me; the 'no ice cream for FCD', jinx.
But it turns out it may not be just me.
Have you ever noticed about 50% the times (or more) you go into McDonald's that the ice cream machine is broken? Did you ever wonder why? Did you
ever conjure up some conspiracy theory about what was going on? I'm sure I probably did, at times, over the years. Well, it seems there may actually
be more to this phenomenon than just casual coincidence.
This morning I'm sitting drinking my coffee and watching some YT videos when all of a sudden this video pops up in my queue about none other than
McDonald's ice cream machines and the "REAL" reason why they're broken all the time. It was nearly 30 minutes long! I thought to myself there was no
way I was going to watch a 30 minute long video about McDonald's ice cream machines! So, I searched around trying to find a shorter one, only to
discover there are tons of conspiracy videos about why the ice cream machine is always broken at McDonald's...and some of these are pretty "out
there". In the end I decided to just take a peek at the 30 minute video to see if I could get the theme without watching the whole thing. What I
found was a video that was so compelling I wound up watching the whole thing, all 30 minutes of it.
I will link the video below, for those who would like to watch a pretty good piece of investigative journalism, but first I will also summarize what
the video reveals.
Despite all the esoteric conspiracy theories out there on the interwebz about why the McDonald's ice cream machine is always broken, essentially the
real reason boils down to a very convenient business relationship between McDonald's and the vendor who provides the ice cream machines which
McDonald's corporate demands all franchisee's use. It boils down to one mega-corporation protecting the business interests of another, above the
interests of its own customers and its franchise owners. It's really an amazing story, and it truly is a "conspiracy" in the literal sense. It's a
story about clinging to the past and refusing to embrace the future because it involves things like competition, and change, and it disrupts the good
ol' boy network, the status quo.
Before I watched this video I was thinking..."No way am I watching a 30 minute video about ice cream machines!" But after watching the video I
was sitting there thinking..."Those dirty rotten BASTARDS!". And yeah, I do like my vanilla shakes!
Take a look, I think you'll enjoy this one!
edit on 4/28/2021 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)
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