Heh. You can blame this one on my cousin Melynda. She encouraged me to write to McDonald’s to try & get free shamrock shake coupons. I have no idea if this will do the trick or not, but it sure was fun.
Submitted via webform, some links added for your convenience…
from McDonald’s <DoNotReply@mcdonalds.com>
reply-to McDonald’s <DoNotReply@mcdonalds.com>
date Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 12:33 PM
subject McDonald’s Web Site Comment or Question
Thank you for visiting McDonald’s website. Below is your email which has been submitted to McDonald’s Customer Response Center. While replies to this e-mail cannot be received, should you need to contact us again, please feel free to contact us through mcdonalds.com. Thank you.
First Name: Eric
Last Name: Aixelsyd
Day Phone: 412-555-1212
Evening Phone: 724-555-1212
Contact Time: email only please
Your E-mail Address: email@example.com
Comment: Hello friends, You may not know that “Mick/Mic/Mc” is listed in the Racial Slur Database as “Irish | Many Irish surnames begin with ‘Mc’ or ‘Mac.’ Many Irish are also named after the famed Michael Collins, making Michael (Mick) a very common name. Not as derogatory as Paddy.” I was wondering, in an ever-increasingly politically correct society, why you would continue to use the “Mc” prefix on your items and promotions?
As an American of Irish and Scottish descent, I can’t hep but wonder if I should feel celebrated, or offended?
I mean, the Shamrock Shake is indeed awesome. Who can get angry about those? (Except maybe Grimace, who’s no longer around to promote them?)
I realize that the original brothers were named “McDonald”, but why the “Mc” or “Mac” in “McNuggets”, “McCafé”, “Mayor McCheese”, “Big Mac” or any other McWord? ie – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McWords
Do you feel any responsibility for the Mc-inization of the USA?
Thank you for your time, I can’t wait to hear from you!
Also… just to clarify to everyone out there who asks why I get so upset at various companies, or why I do this… most all of the posts in the W(aL)D category are just facetious in nature, or at least they start out that way. I don’t know why I need to explain this, or if I even should… it may be funnier if you think it’s real. Ha ha ha.
Man, I can’t believe I forgot to mention Uncle O’Grimacey!