From WTOP.com, an elderly couple was recently kicked out of a Virginia McDonalds for sitting too long. Carl Becker, 87, a World War II veteran, and his wife Barbara Becker, 81, say they both were at the Culpeper McDonald’s on Feb. 21 when they were approached by the manager. “You two are going to have to leave.’ He said ‘Your half hour is up and we need to clean this floor,'” says Barbara Becker. The restaurant was not crowded at the time, she says, and the two were stunned. This was the first time they had ever been asked to leave a McDonald’s, adding that they’ve have been patrons of the fast food chain for decades and since their own children were kids.
“Now our grandchildren are McDonald’s lovers,” she says adding that they spend lots of time at McDonald’s because they are on a fixed income and it’s affordable. Her husband loves getting the chicken sandwich, she says and that it’s a treat for the both of them to just eat, talk and enjoy each other’s company.
But Barbara Becker says, “We were kicked out unnecessarily and we’re just not that kind of people.”
I guess what she meant was that she’s not the kind of people who regularly get kicked out of fast food restaurants.
Now, contrarily, the Streblow family are that kind of people – reflecting on a moment when Daren’s son toxically shut down the local McDonald’s ball pit. But that’s for another podcast.
All this brings into question of whether or not McDonald’s 1) has an unwritten rule regarding how long someone is allowed to stay in their restaurant and 2) if they do have it, should they?
I guess that if you keep moving from table to table and sleep in the Playland tube, you could conceivably stay in a McDonald’s for years, much less more than 30 minutes.
Then, comedian Karri Pomarolli joins the show to talk about the dangers of driving while listening to the Totally 80’s station on SiriusXM radio. Once any woman gets sucked back in time via REO Speedwagon or Richard Marx, she has no ability to stop her impulse to call ex boyfriends with tear-filled eyes, no matter who the exes may be – even if they happen to be the mayor of our fine city and stroll down memory lane of Camp O’ongo, 1988. You see, for Karri, and all women like her – every song on that station is connected to someone.
Kerri also talks about her book called “Mom’s Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions to Help You Survive”. Inspired by the endearing, true-to-life movie MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, Kerri has created this light, yet inspiring devotional that will definitely make you laugh, but will also help you discover that indeed you are not alone, and that God’s gracious provision of love and faithfulness is at work in your life and of your loved ones.
Whether you’re running full-speed-ahead or disappointed that it’s Monday (again), you’ll find joy in these devotions where she shares hilarious stories and insights on daily life. Messy homes, messy kids, lost pets, never ending casseroles, forgetful husbands, and the desire to just take a long bath… This world can be a funny place, and these stories are bound to prove it. Read a devotion to brighten your morning, or catch a few words to make you smile before bed. There’s never a bad time for a good laugh, and as a Mom, you need a Moms’ Night Out and Other Things I Miss: Devotions To Help You Survive.
I mean, if you’re the type of mom who reads Beth Moore or goes onto Pintrest to soak in daily inspiring scriptures with a meadow background, this may not be the book for you. But if you’re the type of mom who’s kid just overdosed on gummy vitamins and is rolling around under the couch – and you don’t care – this might be just what you need!
And finally, we catch up with comedian Ken Davis. Ken teaches us the valuable lesson that no one – absolutely no one – can take away the most important things in life: our family, our God-loving friends and our faith. He touches on these things in his book, “Fully Alive”.
Another topic he discusses is a battle many of us fight against fear – fear that is often centered around perfectionism. You see, perfectionists aren’t perfect, the term merely means that they are miserable most of the time because they constantly strive to be perfect in all things. Therefore, there are things they won’t do because it won’t turn out perfectly. There are places they don’t go because the trip might not be exactly as planned.
To contrast that, Ken goes with the old saying, “Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly the first time.”
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