Friday, November 6, 2009

First day at McDonalds

I think this is the first journal style entry blog I've ever typed, but here it goes. I just completed my first day at McDonalds, which is my first job after receiving my Bachelors Degree. I basically wanted to work there, just to experience a type of job clients of mine in the future will have experienced their entire lives. And honestly, I think if my options were to work at a job like McDonalds for 20 years, or be homeless, I would go with being homeless. Not that I would want to be homeless, but deep down inside, I have a strong feeling that's what I would choose. That, or live at my parents house as long as possible. Anyways, as far as how the job went. It lasted long, but it felt short. I was basically flipping burgers all day, but not really since the technology is so advanced these days you don't even have to flip them. Just set them down, press a button, and wait. It was actually pretty fun. I met some cool people working there. I also learned some Spanish. I learned how to say the words, "quarter pounder, my name is, thank you, and hamburger." The shift definitely went to a 90% hispanic crew towards the later hours. One guy was named Jesus, which I thought was pretty awesome. He kept saying I looked familiar. Then we made the connection that I had seen him at his previous job, La Fiesta about a thousand times, which is a super kick ass mexican food joint in Ada. I actually told Jesus, for every 5 dollars I spend at McDonalds, I probably spend 200 at La Fiesta. He thought that was funny. There was also another fella I hung out with the last few hours that has apparently worked nearly all the fast food joints in Ada. I'll just call him John Doe. He said he dropped out of high school, and he currently has a kid. He was giving me pointers on how to be a stud and attract the ladies. His tips were to, "keep it fresh," by keeping the hi-gene up, and the clothes looking sharp. Then you gotta spit the game, and act all interested in the lady, even if you're only interested in one thing, and even if you don't know her name. Apparently that's the sign of a true player. To fornicate with someone whos name you don't even know. Once I get to know this fella a little bit better I'm going to find out if he uses condoms. I doubt he does. Hopefully he doesn't have another kid because then he may have to work as much as Jesus. Jesus works 18 hours a day, and only sleeps 4 to 5 hours. He has two jobs. I asked him why all the work. He said he's saving up for an awesome sports car so he can bypass all of John Doe's romance tips, and attract the ladies with a big shiny fast chunk of metal. It's amazing how powerful testosterone is. I think so many people do things just for sex. Get certain jobs for sex, buy things they can't afford for sex, just all sorts of stuff. Personally, I'd rather sacrifice getting laid a bunch, than work 18 hours a day. To me, 18 hours of work for 2 minutes worth of pleasure ain't worth it! Anyways, My values are just so different from the average American consumer. I'd much rather do things I enjoy, then work my arse off at a job that feels like a job, just to buy something I don't need. Another thing I thought about was slavery. I think slavery still exists. It's just wrapped in the illusion of freedom, and minimum wadges. People get paid just enough to keep the system running, as well as just enough to be enslaved by debt. I'm getting so tired I can't go into detail with that thought, but I think this picture below sums it up well. I think it would be cool, if instead of raising people in society to be as rich as possible, at all costs, which is what our system pounds into our head from day one; maybe we should focus more on raising citizens with compassion for one another. I love capitalism, by the way. It's a great system, when people morally behave properly; but they don't. They become greedy, which cause the system to fail. Then government has to step in, and has to start running things. Take for example the health care bill. A lot of people are bitching about the word socialism. I hate to inform these people, but if the insurance companies weren't raking in billions of dollars while simultaneously screwing millions of people, we wouldn't be in this mess to begin with. Either way, I'm confident that whichever bill passes, it will be more geared towards the interests of wealth business interests, than the overall well being of American citizens. Also, one more thing. I saw on Fox news this morning that the psychic business in America is apparently booming. Even employment for psychics are rising, according to the training schools. Basically, people are giving other people in weird costumes loads of money to tell them about their finances. Well, guess what. I got a prediction right here, and I didn't even go to a training camp. I'm gonna predict that due to Americas overall ignorance, millions of Americans are going to lose thousands of dollars by handing over their money to psychics, just to ask a few simple questions. Maybe, instead of wondering about the future. These people should just observe the past.

Also, for my own amusement, my future plans are:

To tell the Mitch Hedberg Sesame Seed Bun joke.

And to sing somebody this song, and tell them I wrote it after my fictitious divorce, and multipal police encounters. Then tell them a great man by the name of Ronwell Quincy Dobbs wrote it.


  1. This is awesome Ryan!! I think it's so neat why you are working there. I'm sure it will help you later on and you will make an impact for the people you are with now!

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  3. Update!!!

    - The answer to the question raised in the blog regarding John Doe is, NO!

    - Also, I did sing the second YouTube video clip to a guy named Greg.

    - What else... Nobody EVER laughed at the Mitch Hedberg sesame seed bun jokes. Then again, I was delivering the joke in a talking point conversation style manner.