I have a question for all of you. Should you feel the need to weigh in on what you think that is.
Is it wrong to go into a sandwich shop and bring your two year old son a lunch from McDonalds?
Let me explain a little. Give you a little bit of the details and my thoughts on it.
My Mom and I were out running errands when she mentioned that she was dying for a sandwich from a local sandwich shop. She offered to treat us so we were in. With just one little problem, Preston doesn't eat sub sandwiches. Can't say I blame him I barely eat sub sandwiches. In fact I blame both me and Brad for the fact that Preston is such a picky eater. Partially because we are both such picky eaters. Partially lifestyle because I just don't care to fight over whether or not he knows which foods he likes right now and which foods he doesn't.
We solved the problem by just picking Preston up McDonalds. No big deal. I've done it at other places for him and it's never felt like a big deal.
Except that this time it felt like a big deal. The employees all stared. I mean really stared. Uncomfortable staring. I've been in before and not felt this way. I've been in before and been helped by the same people and they were more friendly.
My thoughts are that it wasn't rude. Here's why. We could have just eaten at McDonalds. Very easily could have just picked our food up when we picked Preston's food up. Instead we picked up Preston his food and headed to this sandwich shop to get ours. Where we ordered ourselves sandwiches, chips, a drink, and cookies. Oh the cookies. Yum! By deciding to bring Preston's food into this sandwich shop we brought our business into this sandwich shop.
I tried to make myself feel better by telling myself that not only did we bring our business in, but that everyone in there was either eating a sandwich or waiting for the sandwich that they'd already ordered. Meaning that seeing Preston's McDonalds wasn't going to change the other customer's minds. And even if it did it was too late because they'd already ordered and paid.
Obviously I, personally, think that it was okay that we brought Preston's food into this sandwich shop because we spent money on both my Mom and my full meals. The fact that Preston is only two did play a huge factor in my mind making it an okay thing to do. But to me it still came down to that we very easily could have just eaten at McDonalds. And to be honest it probably would have been better, my sandwich sucked that day.