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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A Mystical McDonalds Experience

I took a walk today with a colleague after having a rather stressful performance review (I received a B which is ‘OK’ instead of B+, which would reflect the more than average performance I achieved). My manager said she agreed but was not allowed to have more than ‘less than a handful’ of people with a B+. (The higher management here really sucks.)

In any case, after having had a good chat, I sneaked into a nearby McDonalds and had some French fries with a dessert. As I looked at the paper placemat, I saw a picture of a student next to a bookcase saying that McDonalds helped him to finance his studies. As I had a closer look at the book titles, I could not help but notice that at least four out of perhaps 40 writers were Jewish: Philip Roth, Stefan Zweig, Isaac Bashevis Singer and Leon de Winter. How ironic to find them on a paper placemat in McDonalds!

In a former life, I would have thought that was al Min Hashamayim and therefore either a sign to stop eiting treife or as a consequence of ‘Aveirah Goreres Aveirah’.

Religion can really ferk up your mind.

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