It’s happening again. Someone thinks I’m McDonald’s and that my website is printed on McDonald’s receipts. This is the message that was in my inbox on Friday night:
From: Jay Culp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, July 27, 2012 8:45 PM
Subject: W(aL)D Feedback
Name: Jay Culp
Message / Comment: I was up mcdonalds on walnut street in mckeesport bout 2 months ago they messed up my whole order i called up there took my name address was suppose to seed me coupons bout never got them order 2 big mac got big macs w tomatoes and order 4 mcchichens w kep only they had everything on them was just wondering how long i got to wait for my coupons.
How’d you find my blog?: on recreipt
I wrote back with this:
From: Waldo Lunar email@example.com
Date: Mon, Jul 30, 2012
Subject: Re: W(aL)D Feedback
Sadly… I am not McDonald’s. Well, sadly for you & many others… not so sadly for me. Although, I would perhaps enjoy the salary of a sole McDonald’s executive let alone the company as a whole. Although, if you own Google like the website field suggests, you know what I mean, my friend. You could by and sell my economically-challenged ass.
I guess though, that you apparently used Google to find my website. Thisperplexes me though, and has on multiple occasions:
“How’d you find my blog?: on recreipt”
I’m pretty sure that no area McDonald’s locations print my website address on their receipts. If they do, they need to pay me for customer service services rendered. After all, I do reply until the situation is resolved (on my end anyway).
I’m guessing that a manager’s email address (not a website) was printed on your receipt. I’m guessing you Googled that email address and it brought you to my site because that address or a similar one appears on my blog.
As a general rule of thumb… if it contains the “@” symbol, it’s an email address. A lot of websites are preceded by “http://” or “www.” but not always. A website would end in “.com”, “.net”, .”org”, or something similar & would not contain any “@” symbols.
Entering either a website or an email address into Google will search for that website or email address. If you’d like to go directly to the website, enter that into the address bar of your favorite web browswer. If you’d like to email someone, enter their address in the “To:” filed of Outlook, other mail client, or in your webmail… however you choose to access email.
If you can reply to me with the exact text written on your receipt, I will be glad to write to McDonald’s on your behalf. I have experienced some success in dealing with fast food companies & getting coupons or other free stuff. We, the little people, must band together against such mega-corporations who want nothing more than to take our money and treat us like the cattle they serve.
Certainly two months is a reasonable time in which to receive coupons as an apology to poor service. Your order seems reasonable… although correct me if I’m wrong but McChicken sandwiches don’t normally have ketchup and Big Macs don’t normally have tomatoes. It’s an interesting flavor palette you bring forth. I may have to try it. Ever have a McChicken with the sweet & sour nugget sauce? That is fantastic. It’s even better at Wendy’s with their chicken sandwich & sweet & sour sauce. And, if you’re not swept up in the current Chick-fil-A controversy, I’d go for their sandwich with the honey mustard sauce. Some older crazy lady always tries to push the Chick-fil-A Sauce on me, but she’s nuts… the Honey Mustard is far superior. Also, I still miss the Arch Deluxe… especially when it had round bacon… not Canadian bacon, but round normal American bacon… with black pepper. That sandwich was the work of a genius.
I haven’t been to McKeesport in quite a while. I was at a recording studio there years ago and someone’s car got broken into while we were all inside rocking out. I had a drink or two at the Elbow Room that was across the street. Funny name… although inside it had a nautical theme… which didn’t seem to fit the name. I guess elbows everywhere would have been creepy.
I’m sorry, I seem to get off track easily. I’m guessing you didn’t take the tiem to read my blog when you landed there after your Google search. Instead, you went directly to the “Contact” page. I like that. I see you’re all business. The title World (and Lunar) Domination at the top didn’t even deter you.
You might want to check out these blog posts though…
- I AM NOT McDONALD’S
- I’m still not McDonald’s.
- OK, maybe I am McDonald’s?
- s,pןɐuopɔɯ ʇou ɯɐ ı
- I assure you, I am not McDonald’s.
- McConsistency is Key.
- Mac Frosty & Reuben Tug
- I’m Not Kmart
- My guest post on Ya Jagoff!!! | Who Designed The Fast Food Drive Thru?
I can’t really offer up anything else as proof that ⓐ I’m not Mcdonald’s and ⓑ My website isn’t on the receipt.
I seriously would like to help out though, if I can. If you could reply with a photo or scan of the receipt, or simply just type the address/phone/email address in the reply, I’ll write to them on your behalf… Cc:ing you and keeping you in the loop. I tried to help Jane, but never heard if that situation was resolved. Some people are just ungrateful for assistance, I guess.
I hope this message finds you well, and that you have a good day, my friend. I look forward to hearing from you.
Professional Customer Service Liaison, Esq.
P.S. – Ever want to “Crop-Dust” at a restaurant when people are being exceptionally rude?
I wonder if I’ll get a reply? I’d love it if this guy actually wants my help and provides a valid email address to someone at the McKessport McDonald’s. How do you think they’d respond to a 3rd party? They never did thank me for helping to get that one fryer-cleaner company paid.
Looks like you can actually contact the McKeesport McDonald’s via Webform: http://www.mcpennsylvania.com/2842/contact/manager/
But, how fun is that? None at all, I say.
Really though, “I was up McDonald’s…” How Yinzer is that? Fantastic. Let’s hope that this isn’t another fake message, and that Mr. Culp writes back.
- Make a Big Mac at Home, Courtesy of McDonald’s Executive Chef [Video] (lifehacker.com)
- McDonald’s Big Mac sauce recipe revealed (abclocal.go.com)
- McDonald’s Executive Chef dishes on secret recipe for Big Mac (myfox8.com)
- McDonald’s to charge for extra nugget sauce (todayonline.com)
- McDonald’s Chef Shows You How to Make the Big Mac Secret Sauce [VIDEO] (limelife.com)
- McDonald’s Executive Chef Shows How To Whip Up A Big Mac At Home (VIDEO) (huffingtonpost.com)
- 30 cents for extra McNuggets sauce (todayonline.com)
- McDonald’s Executive Chef Dishes on Secret Recipe of Big Mac (fox2now.com)
- How to make an authentic McDonald’s Big Mac right in your kitchen (digitaltrends.com)
- McDonald’s Executive Chef Dishes on Secret Recipe of Big Mac (fox8.com)
- I AM NOT McDONALD’S (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- I’m still not McDonald’s. (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- OK, maybe I am McDonald’s? (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- s,pןɐuopɔɯ ʇou ɯɐ ı (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- I assure you, I am not McDonald’s. (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- McConsistency is Key. (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- Mac Frosty & Reuben Tug (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- I’m Not Kmart (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- My guest post on Ya Jagoff!!! | Who Designed The Fast Food Drive Thru? (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)
- Who Designed The Fast Food Drive Thru? (YaJagoff.com)