Senior Couple Shares a Meal at McDonalds, But Someone Notices that the Lady Doesn't Eat Her Half
When you're young and in love, you share everything. You drink out of the same glass, eat out of the same plate. There's a fine unwritten line that you might not cross, like using the same toothbrush. The senior couple in this fictitious story uses that line like a jump rope.
An old couple walked slowly into a McDonald's eatery one cold winter evening. They looked a little out of place amid the young families and couples eating there that night.
Some of the customers looked admiringly at them, thinking. “Look, there is a couple who has been through a lot together, probably for 60 years or more!”
The little old man walked up to the cash register, placed his order with no hesitation and then paid for their meal in cash, counting out the coins laboriously.
The couple took a table near the back wall and started taking their food off the tray. There was one hamburger, one order of French fries, and just one drink.
The little old man unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half. He placed one half in front of his wife.
Then he carefully counted out the French fries, divided them into two equal piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife.
He took a long sip of the drink, his wife took a sip as well, and then she set the cup down between them.
As the man began to eat his hamburger the crowd began to get restless. Again, you could tell what they were thinking. “That poor old couple. All they can afford is one meal for the two of them.”
One young man couldn't take it anymore, he came over to the old couple’s table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple to eat.
The old man replied,
"Thank you, son. We're fine We're just used to sharing everything."
Then the crowd noticed that the little old lady hadn’t eaten a single bite.
She just sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink. So again, the nice young man came over and begged them to let him buy them something to eat.
This time the lady said no and told him they were used to sharing everything. “But Ma’am, why aren’t you eating? You said that you share everything. What is it that you are waiting for?" the young man asked, obviously distressed.
To which the old lady answered,
Where do you draw the line at sharing with your better half? Share this with your friends if you're the 'sharing is caring' kind and see what their deal breakers are.
While that was just a silly joke, the story about a 9-year-old being left on his own at a McDonald's so his mother could go gamble at a casino is not.
Stacy Rupp, 34, of Arizona reportedly left her son at a McDonald's in Peoria and then drove a mile away to gamble at the Desert Diamond Casino.
Staff at the McDonald's called the police to report the abandoned child after they noticed his "dirty and disheveled" appearance.
He had already been left at the eatery for two hours, where the kind staff had treated him to ice cream, cookies, and even a coloring book, before his mother's arrival shortly after law enforcement.