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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 12:50 PM
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originally posted by: Bigburgh
There was a candy store down the road from my middle school. We use to *cough*, sneak off during lunch and go buy all kinds. Come back to kids paying top coin for those sticks.

Environmentally friendly, and taught about supply and demand to 7th and 8th graders.



We used to go to our 7/11. My friends aunt was “rich” and would give her $20 to buy candy.
You would have thought we were millionaires.
The amount of candy that bought at the time… insane. That’s when you could still get some stuff for .25.

What did we get. Jolly rancher full sized in fire flavor, jaw breakers, pop rocks, snickers, lemon heads, twizlers,
Slurpees giant size mixed flavors.
Just that tiny little bit would make us so happy.

Kids like candy now but they aren’t crazy about it, they want designer clothes, shoes, and all the electronics..

Also wanted to mention, back then we all shared. If I got money I would share with friends buying candy and they would do the same.
I don’t think kids are much into sharing these days.


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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 12:53 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

For me, I had the perspective of being raised before the advent of ''fast food''. Before they became ubiquitous with American culture. If we wanted to '' go out' to eat and have a hamburger say, we would have to go to a regular sit down restaurant and order one of theirs. There was however one burger restaurant in town and served only burgers and dogs. It was not a fast food joint, it was a go in, sit down and have a waitress take the order and then you waited. Those were my introduction to burgers. Big meaty things and you put on the trimmings from a condiment tray brought to the table. So when I first tried a McDonald's my impression was WTF? you call this a burger?

Plus, when Mc first showed up there was a lot of controversy over their hiring practices. My dad and my uncle were both union men and this was part of some discussions. McDonald's workers were not culinary union and so the first Mc Donalds burgers, even before the Big Mac, were called by some scab-burgers.

My own skepticism to the advertising industry came from my studies into how people are manipulated stemming from my being drawn into the Moonie Cult when I was 20. Managing to pull out of that after 4 years set me on a road to study the practices that had been used on me only to find that those practices were also ubiquitous across the wide spectrum of American life, most noteworthy being the advertising industry.

And none of that is to say that I'm free of it all. I began drinking Coke back in the early 60s and drank quite a bit of it. I got hooked and know it. I see it now for what it is but still, well, I guess we pick our own poisons. Or they pick us huh?


And can't forget sloppy Joes


Never, ever, ever.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 12:53 PM
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And another thing.

KFC.

Are they made from sparrows?

Or as my mate calls them "Unlucky Fried Kitten"




posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

What are you talking about? We ate it all the time and it sucked then like it sucks now.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: Oldcarpy2
And another thing.

KFC.

Are they made from sparrows?

Or as my mate calls them "Unlucky Fried Kitten"



This sounds crazy but hear me out… Our KFC is terrible, so most of the people here get their fried chicken
From the gas station. Not just any ol’ gas station but what we call Kwik Trip.
I don’t know about other locations but ours makes the BEST fried chicken. They make a ton and it sells out fast.

Never thought I’d say gas station and good fried chicken in the same breath!



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Why not? One of the top BBQ spots in town got its start in a gas station. Hole in the wall is often the way to go.

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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:21 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

Not crazy at all!

Can't get anything like that at our petrol stations but plenty of other fried chicken alternatives but just not that keen.

Indian, Chinese and kebabs for me.

All delivered, too.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm

KT has the best fried chicken!



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:24 PM
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Here.

Heart attack on a plate.

Lovely.

I add marmalade but that's just me:

iamafoodblog.com...

Full English Breakfast.

That's an adult happy meal!
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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: Oldcarpy2

I could live off that!



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: SourGrapes

I do!

With hash browns, too.

Brown sauce, never tomato.

That's just so wrong.
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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: Oldcarpy2
That looks like a satisfying breakfast. I alway said that a good breakfast should have at least three different meats!



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 01:53 PM
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originally posted by: GENERAL EYES
Hey now.

If the toy is awesome I'm not above getting a Happy Meal.

I'm 47 and I've suffered enough.

I won't get an "adult" happy meal because that just sounds pornographic, and the "toys" are ugly.

Kid's Happy Meal is fine with me.

Plus I usually leave the toy outside in the courtyard for the neighborhood kids to find.




I wouldn’t wait in line for one. But if a simple meal with something fun makes you smile, who give’s a duck?



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 02:02 PM
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a reply to: TerryMcGuire

LOL-ing at myself now! I was going to add pretty much similar to my last comment, but thought I was already getting too wordy!!!

Before we had MacDonald's and then Burger King, we had a little hole-in-the-wall place that sold only burgers and fries and drinks. It wasn't a sit-down place though. You went in one door, ordered at one end of the counter, walked to the other end of the counter (past the kitchen) and picked up your order at the other end of the counter, and left through another door. But those were the best burgers ever. So big and juicy with fresh lettuce -- but not too much! -- and tomatoes and pickles and onions. All fresh chopped of course! And all three condiments -- ketchup, mayo and mustard. On a huge fluffy bun.

When they closed down, we tried MacDonalds, and it was like cardboard. I was in high school when the Burger King opened, and my dad decided to try it, and it was pretty good. It was also the new hangout after football games and plays and performances. So I was also loving my newfound independence and freedom I was now afforded so it was all pretty awesome and I still love those Whoppers occasionally.

But it all seems to come back to knowing and enjoying good food with fresh and wholesome ingredients. It might be fun and tasty to indulge occasionally, but for real nutrition and sustenance, real food wins.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 02:03 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire

Ya gotta love the existential display of free will huh? Coke or Pepsi sir?



I swapped all that for IPAs...



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 02:47 PM
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a reply to: JAGStorm


I absolutely abhor paper straws. The way the paper sticks to your lips, yuck.


Oh wow -- I'd completely forgotten about that! It was horrible. And the more sugary the drink the stickier it was.


And it degrades the carbonation coming from the drink. I’m a slow drinker so my straw is mush by the time I’m done. No thanks. I don’t drink soda much, but when I do I want that full carbonation and coldness to hit my soul!


Crisp and cold is the only way to go!
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posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: Boadicea

I think every town had that. Ours was called JD's Quick Burger. I got the shrimp basket and gave away my fries.



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 03:16 PM
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I fall into the millennial group who can recall the craze around the Happy meal toys from the first Men in Black movies man everyone wanted to get the neurolizer. Pizza Hut did a pretty successful starwars ep1 pog campaign and believe Burger King even did gold plated pokimon cards.

a reply to: JAGStorm



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 03:43 PM
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I would think an Adult Happy meal would contain an adult toy of somekind to help adults in their search for happiness.

Best 7/11 adult h appy meal....green chili, cheeze and bean burrito and a margarita in a can. Both for under $5.
edit on 11-10-2022 by olaru12 because: sp



posted on Oct, 11 2022 @ 03:48 PM
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I must admit, when I saw this I was expecting something else....



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