Persistence And Empty Promises

Baby RobinsI decided it wouldn’t be fair to end my review of McDonald’s new cheeseburgers without making a trip to Five Guys, you know, for comparison purposes. We had errands to run anyway and it was getting late so I took the wife and kids to Five Guys, you know, for comparison purposes. Heh.

To be fair in the review, I ordered the bacon cheeseburger. Of course, because I was at Five Guys I could not resist ordering the specific toppings and condiments I wanted with my burger. I figured those toppings and condiments would not change the overall texture or taste of the meat itself, which was the problem with the burger from McDonald’s.

The bacon was crisp and fresh, with no trace of a chemical after-taste like the one from McDonald’s. The burger was fresh and delicious, completely different from the offering at McDonald’s the other night. There was no impressive over-sized box, just the simple paper/foil wrapper which contained a fresh, delicious bacon cheeseburger that is second to none.

While the McDonald’s bacon cheeseburger looked like a “hamburger shoved between two buns”, the Five Guys bacon cheeseburger looked like a work of art. I couldn’t get past the first bite of the McDonald’s burger, but the Five Guys burger was tasty from the first bite all the way to the last bite. All in all, there was no comparison. I would (and will) gladly spend $6 for a burger at Five Guys every time.

Anyone who says the McDonald’s bacon cheeseburger is better than the Five Guys bacon cheeseburger is a liar. The McDonald’s burger isn’t even in the same league as Five Guys and whichever McDonald’s employee is responsible for introducing their new burgers should be fired for incompetence.

Speaking of liars and incompetence, did you know I still haven’t received everything promised by my previous employer? Oh sure, they paid the outstanding phone bill, and I eventually received my final check, but they never sent me the proper pay stub with my withholding information from that final paycheck and I never received the letter of recommendation I was promised either.

It just goes to show you, once a liar, always a liar, and nothing changes when you’re a Big Fat Liar.

I only brought this up because July 12th will mark six months since I was laid off. I’ve been lucky in that I have been able to pay the basic bills to keep the roof over our heads, the truck in the driveway, and the other necessities we have needed or the past six months. In just a matter of weeks I should be making more money than I was when I worked for the Big Fat Liar, and I couldn’t be happier.

Persistence pays off, and everyone who knows me knows I am as persistent as they come. I’ve been quite persistent with this current project and I’m still catching up on that project since the crash the other night.

I still have a lot of work to do on it, so I’m off to bed early tonight. You know the saying, the early bird gets the worm. I don’t really plan on eating worms, but I do plan on getting up early in the morning.