Wednesday, September 23, 2009

How The Kid Survived To Adulthood, I Have No Idea

Buddy walked in to the kitchen yeserday at lunchtime, popped something in the microwave, and casually asked,
"How long would you say McDonalds' food lasts?"

I was distracted and gave a sort of - "depends on what it is"- answer.   Until it kicked into my brain that the microwave was going, and a hungry 23 year guy  - who had not been to McDonalds in recent memory - was asking me about old food. 

Specifically, as it turns out, a McChicken sandwich that had been in his bedroom since last Saturday.

And when I told him that Yeah, I kind of think that's too long, and filled him in on some of the dangers of mayonnaise, he dejectedly took his sandwich out of the microwave and dropped it in the trashcan.

But I have a sneaking suspicion that if I hadn't been standing right there, he would have chanced it.

32 comments:

Jen said...

he probably would've survived it, too. with no side effects. 23 yr old man stomachs are surprisingly resilient! i think it's evolutionary :)

Dave said...

wow, i wouldn't have eaten it even if it had been in the fridge, and I have a cast iron stomach.

He is brave.

bravo on figuring out the question behind the question

:-)

Karen said...

It was such a guy thing to do. My husband would have done that and he's 54 years old.

Yvonne said...

I kind of like not knowing what my kids are eating--one of the blessings of having them all out of the house. (Thanks for helping me see the positive ; )

That's one of the few things Allan and I don't agree on--how long you can keep food before you throw it away. I have to admit I don't think he would have even eaten it--even if he saved it in the fridge that long.

Paul said...

I'm thinking of a word, and it starts with "Ew!"

Dave said...

well played paul. well played.

Barbaloot said...

Ew! An old McChicken is bad enough...but the thought of heated up mayonaisse?! EW!

Janell said...

Did he pull it out of the trash after you were away?

The Mom said...

LOL If it had been in the fridge, I would have totally eaten it. But not out of the fridge. My son left a doggy bag in the garage for two days, then didn't understand why I threw it away. There was a whole hamburger from Red Robin in it! He was devastated!

The Pollocks! said...

I have a sneaking suspicion that he survived because HE wasn't in charge of his well being! Be more scared when he's really off on his own! =)

Stacey said...

Well you also have to take into account that is McDonald's food in the first place. That shortens the life span dramatically.

Chief said...

Oh for the love of Chrysler! That is a classic!

I thought Mcdonalds food was petrified

Dave said...

agreed, chef

i was gonna say that the amount of preservatives in mcd's food actually makes it a better candidate for extended longevity consumption

goddessdivine said...

Ok, the fact that it's a McChicken sandwich from McD's makes it dangerous enough. To have eaten it 4 days later is just plain suicidal. That kid is alive today because of you.

mormonhermitmom said...

HURL!

Heather said...

And to think he was JUST hatin' on those rellenos. tsk tsk.

Lee said...

He would have. You know he would have.

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

Oh gross.

Melissa said...

Um... wow... that's just... um... ick!

Bloggin Betty said...

I dunno, it probably would have been ok, what with all the super sneaky McPreservatives they put in there.

Earl and Vickie said...

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1029858/mcdonalds_food_the_truth/
If it had been the fries I'd say go for it......

Dave said...

earl and vickie, that may have been the most disgusting and disturbing thing i have ever seen


/shudder

JustRandi said...

Earl, that brings back memories of cleaning out from under the car seats when the kids were little.

Ahhh, good times...

Kevin said...

I dunno, enough time in the microwave and it would probably be OK... ;)

rocslinger said...

oh really, You guys discount the five second rule as well, dont you? Health Nazi's ;)

beckers said...

LOL. Too funny!!! I'm so glad you caught him!

Brenda Susan said...

Oh yes, he would have eaten it, I have a couple guys like that too! It's scarey sometimes!
Of course my 78 yr old Mom heats up some pretty questionable stuff too!

LisAway said...

Oh my. That's pretty bad.

Lee said...

My blog today made me think of you and your buddy. Let me just say, you've given me hope that my boys will survive to adulthood as well. Thanks!

Hope4Hannah said...

Laugh out Loud!!! he would...

Cherie said...

This just made me chuckle - I could totally picture that. When boys get hungry they'll eat just about anything!

Nancy Face said...

SICKNAST!

Lauren tells me that she has to throw away old food when Ted isn't home, because otherwise he'll totally eat it.