Deep Breath. Inhale….and….exhale. Ahhhhh… Ommmmm…..shanti…शान्ति.
OMMM- On My Mind Monday – Where the breathing is deep, but the thoughts? Not so much.
Here’s what it’s like inside my head:
Why does McDonald’s call their hamburgers sandwiches?
This is a burger.
This is a sandwich.
Actually, let me do better than that… THIS is a sandwich.
That would be peanut butter and mayo and lettuce and yes it is MF delicious and shut up you jealous mayo-haterz. (Okay, full disclosure I am not a mayo fan but I LOVE vegenaisse and am convinced it can turn anyone on).
In pursuit of an explanation, I went to the interwebs where the plot thickened. McDonald’s online menu has a section that is burgers AND sandwiches… mainly using “sandwich” for the chicken items.
Yet in advertising and company literature “sandwich” overrides “burger” as an umbrella term encompassing both.
The marketing geek in me really wants an explanation.
It’s a meal disguised as a burger described as a sandwich…
Which one is it? Can we just pick one?
It’s all very confusing.
The burger vs. sandwich thinks were brought about by a McD’s radio commercial. The word “sandwich” was repeated so much my brain cells fixed onto it. Suddenly it was all I could focus on. (And for once it wasn’t due to starvation…lol).
You know, like when you are listening to someone speak and notice they say “Ummm” or “like” a lot. The rest just fades into Charlie Brown Adult interspersed with”like” or “Ummm” or whatever filler word they’re into.
Or when you are listening to Evangelical Christians pray and suddenly all you can hear is “Just” and “would” and “would just.”
I’ve been thinking about that too.
I wish I could say it’s because I’ve been going to church thrice weekly but mainly it’s due to my reality television fixation.
Preacher’s Daughters anyone? Can I get a witness?
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil…but feel free to exploit yourselves all you want. Oh… that show. I love it. I hate it. It entertains the heck out of me.
- Would you rather have a burger (turkey, vegetarian… whatever) or a sandwich?
- Is their a filler word you say often? I am guilty of “like” but in the way that most people my age are.
A co-worker of mind used to say “go ahead and” before ALL the things and, bless her heart, some of us wanted to choke her
but that’s probably because in general she was…um… challenging. Bless her heart. *wink*