I wrote one last email to Harmony & her husband to try & clear things up. I haven’t had a response yet, but I’m really doubting I’ll get one. What do you think?
From: Waldo Lunar <email@example.com>
Date: Fri, Sep 9, 2011
Subject: Re: AiXeLsyD13 / W(aL)D – I’m not McDonald’s
To: “firstname.lastname@example.org” <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Ella.Jones@us.mcd.com, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Hello Harmony & Harmony’s Husband,
I’m going to try this one more time… I am ERiC AiXeLsyD. I write a goofy blog. You didn’t email me. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org (please see the “From” field of this email for reference). It doesn’t say “email@example.com” on the top (or bottom) of a McDonald’s receipt. You almost had me on this. I actually had to go to this McDonald’s to check, because I really did believe that “The reason [you] posted on [my] blog is because it was on the bottom of our receipt” as stated in your last email.
Obtaining the receipt was actually quite a harrowing experience, but I survived. Thank you for your concern. Please, see the scanned images at the links below (also attached) if you don’t believe me:
As you can see, it also does not say https://aixelsyd13.wordpress.com at the top (or bottom) of the receipt, which is my blog’s URL. It also does not list my email address as noted above.
It does list Rick Sapko as a manager (not me), and give the email address firstname.lastname@example.org (also not me). I’m just trying to let you know that if you were trying to contact email@example.com, you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in doing so.
You contacted me by using the form located at https://aixelsyd13.wordpress.com/contact/ (also a url, not an email address). I know this because WordPress is quite an ingenious blogging platform, and emails that come to me through that web form have the subject line “W(aL)D Feedback”. You may also remember filling out fields that you don’t normally have in an email client, like “Message / Comment” and “How’d you find my blog?”
What I believe has happened is that you searched Google or Bing for “firstname.lastname@example.org” instead of entering it into an email client. This landed you at my blog. I’ve tried it with both. A search for her email address does indeed point you to my blog. From there, you somehow found your way to the contact page… and we know the rest. I’m just trying to help.
I see you have a Gmail address. Being that it’s an email address you were trying to use and the weird set of circumstances, I’m assuming you found my blog with your Android phone. Put the phone down. I’d suggest finding a computer, and going to http://mail.google.com, logging in, clicking the “Compose Mail” button, and pasting “email@example.com” into the “To:” field. Then, you may type away in the big blank box, and click “Send” when you’re done.
That is how you email Ms. Jones (and not me) regarding the insanity that abounds at the West Liberty Avenue McDonald’s. I have to warn you though, she doesn’t really reply to emails. At least not my emails, anyway. I hope this helps. I’m just trying to facilitate the expression of dissatisfaction with this Bermuda Triangle of fast food service.
I do, however, encourage your comments on my blog… as long as they’re directed to me, and not at McDonald’s. I don’t mind the ones aimed at McDonald’s, but they fall on deaf ears. I don’t think anyone at McDonald’s reads or cares about my blog. If you would like to complain about McDonald’s to other people that aren’t McDonald’s, check out McSucks.com and McDonaldsSucks.com some time. I would also encourage a review on UrbanSpoon.
Harmony’s Husband… I speak this as a consumer. Please, please, please… take pride in your work, and convince others around you to do the same. Encourage burgers built with pickles in the middle, an amount of reconstituted onions that does not resemble a White Castle burger, and ketchup only on the inside of the bun… not the outside. Encourage the politeness of the people working the cash register. Encourage those taking orders to not do things like this…
McEmpoyee: May I take your order? (In some areas closer to downtown, this greeting is reduced to a wordless look, implying “What?”)
Me: Hi. I’d like two Crispy BBQ snack wraps, a lar…
McEmployee: [Interrupting] Crispy or Grilled?
Me: Um… Crispy.
McEmployee: Do you want Ranch or Honey Mustard?
Me: Uh.. BBQ?
McEmployee: OK. Your total is…
Me: [My turn to interrupt…] Can I also get a large fry and a Sweet Tea?
McEmployee: [Usually rolls eyes and.or sighs about here…] What size fries?
Me: Large please.
McEmployee: You want a drink?
Me: Yes. Large Sweet Tea? (If I say a size, I’m usually told there is only one size. If I don’t say a size, I’ll be asked what size.)
McEmployee: For here or to go?
Me: To go, please.
Mc Employee: [Sets tray on counter.] Slide your card. (Maybe the total is read here.)
[Food comes, & McEmployee, McFry-Technician, or McManager sets it on tray.]
Me: Sorry, can I get that to go?
McEmployee: [Looks at receipt. It’s a 50/50 on whether it notes dine in or to go. Puts food in bag.] Here.
This has happened to me on more than one occasion at more than one location. I hope you work at a competent location, like the one in Canonsburg.
Good luck getting through to Ms. Jones. I haven’t been very successful in that matter. I have four email addresses associated with the west liberty McDonald’s location. You may want to try each of them…
Good luck on your quest, I hope this has finally expressed my point in an understandable manner. A quick recap: My email address & blog URL are indeed not on a McDonald’s receipt. You didn’t email me, you used the contact form on my blog. I am not McDonald’s. You didn’t email the address listed at the top of a McDonald’s receipt. You used the contact form on my blog.
Do you want the combo, or just the sandwich?
World (and Lunar) Domination
I’m guessing the four McEmail addresses listed above have a block on my world.and.lunar.domination email address., and I’m guessing Harmony, her husband, Shirley, and Amber are done with this. I am too, until the next person emails me thinking that I am indeed McDonald’s.