Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

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McDonald's Employees Who Haven't Had The Shamrock Shake > 0

Just read the new Friday Five. Eek... too much thinking. I'll take a rain check on that.

What is so hard about getting my name correct? It's a simple cut-and-paste from my .sig if you've received e-mail from me, or from the address section at the bottom of any of my web pages, even the crappy old ones. Yet there's this guy who has known me for a long time and likes my comics but has misspelled my name three times in three different ways within the past month despite getting corrections twice. This goes beyond mere inattention. It's chronic! So what's the big deal, you ask. Experience has shown me that if someone misspells my name in a publication or on the web and I don't get on his case to fix it, two other people will see that and misspell my name too. And soon it'll become a pyramid scheme of name mangling.

Lots of rain today. Went to the thrift store to see if they had anything good. It was disturbing. There was a loud old man yelling over and over again about how little time he had while the staff were torn between trying to calm him down and ignoring him. I found an O'Reilly book (Information Architecture for the World Wide Web), The Cluetrain Manifesto, and a writer's handbook among their extensive collection of used romance novels so I bought the three books. Those books were inexpensive enough that if they turn out not to be useful, I could leave them in geocaches.

After that, I went to the Paramus Park Mall to get another Shamrock Shake at the McDonald's. The guy who made the shake asked me what it tasted like. So I guess it is possible to work at a fast food establishment without having consumed every item sold there. Or perhaps he's new.

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