We recently decided to make a quick dinner stop at McDonald’s, in between haircuts for Little Boy Beagle and me and some grocery shopping. The three of us stopped in, placed our order (using a buy one sandwich get one free coupon, of course), and settled in.
The McDonald’s had recently been re-done and, much to the delight of Little Boy Beagle, was themed with sports memorabilia all across the walls. He gleefully pointed out ‘hockey’ to the mural of the Detroit Red Wings, and turned around to point at a display of baseballs in a case.
That’s when I looked around and saw that some slug had actually stolen some of the decorations. There were various items, and I noticed a plaque that said ‘Ty Cobb’ that had three empty slots. One slot looked like it had a 5×7 picture, and two smaller sizes most likely fit baseball cards.
And the three slots were empty.
I’m sure that the stuff that went in there was mass produced, so I can guarantee that there was no value to any of it.
Yet somebody actually cut the plastic holders open and lifted the stuff.
I pointed it out to my wife and both of us just shook our heads and, almost at the same time, looked at Little Boy Beagle, saddened that there are people out there who think that taking stuff from a McDonald’s wall is OK, and that someday he’ll have to interact with people like that.
Amazing, isn’t it?