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Gimme My Toy!

April 12, 2012

I really hate to say “I told you so” but…oh wait, who am I kidding? I LOVE to say “I told you so” or better yet, “Neener, neener I was right.” Oh excuse me — that was super duper childish of me.

However, I have to say when I saw this little tidbit in the news the other day, I did a little happy dance. If you remember, I gave Monet a little tongue lashing for her lawsuit against the Happy Meal. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t say I’m absolutely elated there’s a judge out there somewhere in the world who saw exactly what I did and told Monet she was full of shit.

Let’s all take a moment of silence in ode to the Happy Meal toy (insert moment of silence here.) Someone with an ounce of authority in this country just validated that the Happy Meal toy is not the root of all evil and in the process upheld the choice of parents everywhere (OK, really just California) that if they wanted to get their kids a Happy Meal, complete with the junky toy,  it was damn well within their right to do so.

Maybe it’s a small victory, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. I’m optimistic because there is at least one other person in the world besides me who thinks that the Happy Meal toy is not the devil; thus reinforcing my original statement that it is up to the consumer to decide what is right for them.

In other words, Monet, in case the court ruling eludes you – everyone else in California America except YOU is able to tell their children “no” when they want a Happy Meal. YOU, my dear, are the only person in the whole United States of America who is unable to tell their child “No, you can’t have a Happy Meal today” and must ask for the court to intervene on your behalf. And guess what? That court just basically told you that you are a dumb ass. And that, as a parent, makes me fucking happy. Way happier than a fast food meal or toy could ever make me.

As a matter of fact, today in your honor, Monet, I’m going to take my kids to Mickey D’s and make them order Happy Meals even though they are long past the age of wanting the meal just for the toy. Hell, to celebrate the outing of your ass-hattery, I will order a Happy Meal for myself as well and hang the toy on my rear view mirror in homage to all of the parents who can still do their job without asking intervention of the court system.

I like my victory slathered in Mac Sauce, which you can also buy without the sandwich.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 12, 2012 10:30 am

    Hey, you don’t have to go out and buy them a Happy Meal to get the toy. I will send you all of our discarded and dusty plastic McToys from when my son goes to the McCrap place with friends (I am a parent who says NOOOOO!) It’s true that parents should be able to make their own decisions without government intervention, but anything that would put a metal rod in Ronald’s happy fucking wheel is okay by me. Just check out some of our landfills lately and calculate how long a kid plays with a plastic Star Wars thingy and how long that thingy takes to disintegrate somewhere on the planet. Okay, so now you see MY true colors 🙂

    • April 12, 2012 1:02 pm

      Haha! Next time tell us how you really feel! 😉 Thanks for reading.

  2. April 12, 2012 5:03 pm

    Did you see the poll in the article? Looks like over 94% of the people responding agree with you.

    • April 13, 2012 8:41 am

      Yay, more people with common sense! Thanks for reading 🙂

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