This post focuses on people that blame other people, when really they only have themselves to blame.
You know what I mean: people who refuse to take responsibility for their own actions, and instead blame others for what they do.
Perfect example, these idiots lashing out at McDonald’s. Monica Parham is suing McDonald’s, saying that the toys in the Happy Meals entice kids to make unhealthy food choices.
If you want to say that McDonald’s isn’t completely honest about what goes into its food, or is just generally unhealthy, I’m fine with that. But if you’re going to say that toys in Happy Meals indirectly lead to childhood obesity, namely the obesity of your own children, I’m going to call you an idiot and propose your extermination.
McDonald’s recently began offering healthy alternatives to the fries and soda that typically come with a Happy Meal. Now kids can choose to drink milk or juice, and to get an apple with their Happy Meal. That sounds like a good start. Maybe McDonald’s should get a little credit for making an effort. Not according to Monica Parham. Her kids just want those darn toys, and because she has no backbone, they’re getting fat. Good idea Monica, blame someone else. Hey, you might make some money in the process.
When I started college there was a Dairy Queen and Pizza Hut in the student center. My meal plan allowed me to get a personal pizza and a blizzard whenever I wanted. Needless to say, I gained 10 to 15 pounds my first year in college. Looking back, I probably should have sued the school for making it so easy for me to use the meal plan to purchase unhealthy food. Or maybe I should have sued Dairy Queen for making those blizzards so freakin’ good that I couldn’t resist them.
It is important to boil this lawsuit down to the fundamentals. Essentially this lady is saying she’s entitled to a lot of money because McDonald’s puts toys in meals designed for children, and her kids are getting fat. Maybe she should just try parenting for a change.
(I am reluctant to make the usual call for extermination, specifically of Monica Parham, because she clearly likes to sue people for no good reason, and that’s the last thing I need. But you know how this should end.)