Anyone looking for a reason to patronize McDonald's?
I've been searching for internet in Guatemala City and yesterday I walked to a mall near my hotel. I didn't see an internet cafe so I stepped into Radio Shack and told the boys behind the counter what I was looking for.
"There's internet at McDonald's," they said.
"McDonald's has computers?" I asked in disbelief.
They nodded yes. I don't know why I was in such shock but I was.
I walked back down the street to the McDonald's I'd passed earlier and didn't consider going into since I usually think McDonald's is only good for one thing, the bathroom. This time I went inside and ordered a caramel sundae that I didn't really want. I asked the cashier lady if I paid her to use the computers, gesturing to the two iMacs behind me, Ronald McDonald screensavers on both.
She explained, "You need to buy a meal to use the computer."
She points to ten meal choices displayed on the wall.
I imagine the recently consumed Chile Relleno churning through stomach and stared off in the distance with a dazed look on my face.
"I'll have the Pollo McFrito, please."