Sunday, March 1, 2020

1/31 #SOL20 McDonald's Mail

Random thoughts on this first Slice Sunday of the month of March...

In an effort to rest my knee, which probably has a torn meniscus, I spent much of the day on the couch.  Thankfully it was a sunny, but chilly day outside, and my kids got to spend some time soaking up some much needed Vitamin D.  But the mommy guilt kicked in and I promised to take them out for something "fun." 

We ended up at McDonald's.  I could sit in one spot while they had a chance to play on the play structure after some oh-so-healthy Happy Meals really did make them happy.

As we were circling the parking lot twice to try to find a parking spot (apparently I wasn't the only one with this Sunday afternoon idea), I noticed a black mailbox in a cement chunk sitting by itself on one side of the parking lot.  I had never noticed that before.

I couldn't help but think...McDonald's gets mail?!

Then I started thinking about what kind of mail they get.  Like does Chick-fil-a or Wendy's send them their coupon pages?  Or do they get an abundance of realtor flyers or oil change coupons in their mailbox too?  How about debt consolidation fake checks?  Or maybe they get cards from kids and families around the holidays?  Does McDonald's throw out the same amount of junk mail that we do every day at our house?

And which employee gets to be the one to peek in the mailbox each day?  Do they fight over who gets to do that?  Do they get excited when they flip through the McDonald's mail pile?

How many times does McDonald's get the next door neighbor, Walmart's mail?  (Mental note...check for Walmart mailbox next time you are driving through that parking lot.)

I feel like I should write McDonald's a letter.  After all, everybody loves to get mail.

And now I know they have a mailbox!


  1. Oh my goodness! I love this, Liz! Seriously, now I'm wondering about the postal habits of many different stores and restaurants! I am looking forward to reading your slices this month!

  2. You totally need to write them a letter! Include a SASE and see if you get a response back.

    Hope you heal soon!

  3. Starting here "Like does Chick-fil-a or Wendy's send them their coupon pages?" I began to chuckle. By the time I got to Walmart and the employees fighting over who gets to check the mail, well, I was chortling. Brilliant. I can't wait to let my wonders go wild the next time something catches my attention and see where they take me...

  4. The first thing I thought of is you need to write them a letter. I could totally see you driving around looking for that parking spot making your kiddos happy while you didn't feel the best. I love everything about this post. And what an unexpected find for an idea on this first day of the challenge.

  5. Oh no ... what is happening with your walking? I know I should be commenting about mail to McDonalds ... but all I can think of is your injury and your goal of walking daily! How are you???

  6. So I had a bad fall during a walk, fractured my wrist, bruised my tailbone and now doc thinks I tore my meniscus...needless to say my morning walks have not been happening. Really would like to trade in for a new body!

  7. I wonder if Ronald McDonald has his own PO Box? Such a great piece that showcases how there are so many things to notice and wonder about and you don't have to go far. Check out the book I Wonder by K.A. Holt. I just created our March Book Spotlight with this book. It pairs perfectly with your post!


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