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(Philadelphia Inquirer)   Woman works at McDonald's for 33 years, never eaten a Big Mac   ( divider line
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2003-02-17 09:42:49 PM  
I think the bigger story involves the McDonalds 'regular,' Bill Dreyfuss, who says:

"...when this place is closed on holidays, I buy it the day before." (He will microwave it the next day.)

2003-02-17 10:08:57 PM  
Two obese Pattys, special Ross, Lester Reese pickin' bunions on a Sesame Street bus.
2003-02-17 10:55:26 PM  
"I curse this crabby patty, and all who enjoy them, to an early, and well deserved grave!"
2003-02-17 11:34:51 PM  
Another senseless death prevented. Good for her.
2003-02-18 07:36:10 AM  
Woman works at McDonald's for 33 years and is thin
2003-02-18 07:37:45 AM  
Frankly, she says, there haven't been many memorable moments. There was the morning years ago when an older man drove his car through the front of the building.

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2003-02-18 07:41:00 AM  
Wow, that one guy was married for 29 years and his wife has cooked six times???? Has he never considered cooking himself something healthy and edible????

I wonder
(a) whether they have kids and
(b) how the health of said kids is.
2003-02-18 07:41:08 AM  
She must have found out how the "special sauce" was made.
2003-02-18 07:41:26 AM  
Her goal in life is to win the lotery? Darwin do your thing!
2003-02-18 07:41:43 AM  
This reporter makes it sound like working at McDonald's is some complex task.
2003-02-18 07:42:19 AM  
I'd hit it with Mayo.
2003-02-18 07:43:02 AM  
Wow, the place is JUST LIKE "CHEERS"!!!!
2003-02-18 07:43:45 AM  
2003-02-18 07:44:48 AM  
I would have liked to be a fly on the wall at the editorial meeting that approved this story. They must have been holding back tears of dispair as they realised this was one of the most news worthy articles they had.
2003-02-18 07:45:52 AM  
That McDonalds is ok, but stay the hell away from the 30th street station McDonalds. I puked for 24 hours straight after eating there...
2003-02-18 07:50:13 AM  
Well, good for this person.

Unfortunately, the gentleman about the same age who the local McD's employs to wander around the dining area picking up trash/etc, I suspect to keep him away from hot and sharp things behind the counter, is apparently operating on autopilot, and enpties people's untouched lunch trays into the garbage if they walk back up to the counter for a moment to get a ketchup packet or straw.

2003-02-18 07:50:17 AM  
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2003-02-18 07:50:45 AM  
At her age, her kids are probably rooting for her to win the lottery as much or more than she is.
2003-02-18 07:51:46 AM  
Do people just go over to and post the funny articles they find there, here?
No wonder Mr. Romenesko took that Fark link off his site.. ;-)
2003-02-18 07:53:37 AM  
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2003-02-18 07:56:48 AM  
Clare has many friends whom she greets daily. Regulars eat there every day, often twice. Even three times.

Hmmmmm.... I cannot for the life of me imagine eating at McDonalds weekly, never mind three times a DAY!!!.

But I'm sure the weight problem is glandular. Those pesky 'too-lazy-to-cook-so-let's-eat-every-meal-at-McDonalds glands. Gotta hate those.

2003-02-18 08:00:51 AM  
I know this is schmaltzy or sentimental or whatever...

But she looks like the sweetest old lady. I am so sick of the crude, fugly biatches that work at the McDs in NYC. They act like they're doing you a favor when they finally stop their socializing to take your order. Farking nazi biatches and pimps.

But that woman just looks so sweet. Kinda makes you forget that you're eating a heart attack in a brown bag.
2003-02-18 08:03:20 AM  
I bet she wouldn't enjoy it so much if she spilled hot coffee on her snatch.
2003-02-18 08:06:40 AM  
Hell, if you knew what was in them.. YOU wouldn't eat a Big Mac either.
2003-02-18 08:07:23 AM  
She's a
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in my book.
2003-02-18 08:14:26 AM  
This story is really promising! With this fantastic economy, I might be able to land myself some great job security as a McDonald's fry cook!
2003-02-18 08:15:21 AM  
Leonard_Cohen, you're my hero. You need to do a duet with Tom Waits.
2003-02-18 08:16:48 AM  
was it just me or did that read like a childs homework assignment? surely professional journalists don't write that badly?
2003-02-18 08:21:23 AM  
Q: ""I've been married 29 years," he said. "My wife has made dinner six times. Do you know how much fast food we eat?"
A: Yes. Too much you fat farker.
2003-02-18 08:34:00 AM  
Is this the female version of Burger Kings "Herb"? If so McDonalds marketing has a long way to go.

2003-02-18 08:38:14 AM  
Massive props to this homie...

I hope she brings teh evil empire of mcdonalds down from the inisde. She probably spits in every burger...
2003-02-18 08:47:03 AM  
Can't spell lottery? Darwin, do your thing!
2003-02-18 09:02:38 AM  
Then how does she know they are too filling?
2003-02-18 09:09:16 AM  
hummm... ok, so whe never had a big mac but she probably has all the other sh*t they cook. my last mcd's was in june 1997. chicken mcnuggets. i was in the parking lot and weighed 15 pounds more than i do now.

2003-02-18 09:17:40 AM  
$12 per hour for a lifetime of work! Now there's something for her coworkers to look forward to!
2003-02-18 09:36:55 AM  
It is absolutelly normal and predictable.

You know, if she works there she must have a clue about everything involved in the cooking process. Therefore, she certainly knows best than eating that godawful crap :]
2003-02-18 09:46:15 AM  
i have this loser ex boyfriend with this really biatchy mother who works at mcdonalds and she has worked there for like 25 years. she also worked there since it first opened. Some people have no ambitions in life. I sent her the article, she must be so proud!!
2003-02-18 09:47:15 AM  
Attention fat people who want to sue McDonald's: You see, it can be done!

"...when this place is closed on holidays, I buy it the day before." (He will microwave it the next day.)
I'll eat fast food fries ice cold before I'll eat them microwaved. Ugh!!
2003-02-18 09:54:14 AM  
She seems like the sweetest lady! I'm really happy for her, but I wonder if she is still working because she likes it, or does she need every dime she can earn? I saw an elderly lady working at Taco Bell and it just broke my heart. It seemed obvious that she needed what little money she could earn...I hope that wasn't the case. The thought of elderly people HAVING to work (as opposed to WANTING to work) is just wrong.
2003-02-18 09:55:15 AM  
"Fast Food Nation" reference in 5..4..3..2..1..
2003-02-18 09:58:42 AM  

Not only did that read like it was written by a 6 y/o finishing his "My First Report" for first grade, it's filled with all sorts of useful information:

"Clare always works the same register. When she started working in 1970, her hair was brown. It is now a soft gray."

I care because...?

At 1:30, Clare neatly folded the rag she uses to wipe down the stainless-steel french-fry station one last time and placed it on the counter. She washed her hands and clocked out. Then she drove home, threw her clothes right into the washer, showered, and settled in for General Hospital.

Apparently, when you work at one place for 33 years, you get your own personal stalker.

2003-02-18 10:11:04 AM  
Ok, um makes you wonder WHY she's never ate there..... Granny knows something most of you don't.

Reminds me of the asshats that are rude to the fastfood workers.... sure be rude, and perhaps you'll get some "extra" sauce, or some french pubes with your order. Making fun of a fast food worker is like a box of chocolates; you never know what your gunna get"
2003-02-18 10:15:48 AM  
She does eat fast food, dudes. ALL the freaking time. Read the article.
2003-02-18 10:26:57 AM  
Right on 64slices.

Nice change of pace to see a story like this.
2003-02-18 10:59:41 AM  
Wow she worked at a McDonalds for 33 years.Nothing like striving for success.
2003-02-18 11:37:22 AM  
At least she speaks english.

"Grande! Grande fries, damn you!"

/works fast food, hates the kitchen
2003-02-18 12:52:42 PM  
She probably knows better than to eat it. People I know that worked at places like this always refuse to eat there. Makes me wonder why I do... Well, I don't like McD's, but I do like Wendys and BK.
2003-02-18 12:55:32 PM  
Woman works at McDonald's for 33 years, never eaten a Big Mac... And people who work at slaughterhouses are usually vegetarians. You can't be around that crap, and then actually eat it.
2003-02-18 12:56:46 PM  
I wish I could have that kind of job security...
2003-02-18 01:06:26 PM  
Smart dealers don't mess with their product
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