For weeks now I've been craving New York Fries. Last week I attempted to get some before seeing HHGG at Station Square; due to a combination of traffic and my own ineptitude I was thwarted. Today I tried to get some before seeing RotS for the second time; this time, due to a combination of homework and traffic, I was foiled again. Since I was unable to make it to the food fair in time before the movie, I decided to buy some at a ridiculous price in the Silvercity just because I wanted them that much. As it turns out, Metropolis is probably the ONLY Silvercity without a NYF. Then, the movie ends at 6:00, exactly when the food fair closes.
This got me to thinking about what my buddy David (S., from Berkeley) terms the Burger King phenomenon: whenever you want Burger King, they're nowhere to be found; but when you're not hungry they turn up at every highway exit. Come to think of it, every time I have had Burger King, it's because I made a specific trip to get it, never because it was convenient.
I'm also remembering another time once when I was in Berkeley that I had a huge craving for McDonalds, but it was Sunday night and they closed at 10:00. This same thing seems to happen to me a lot with A&W, McDonalds, and Little Caesar. While these, like the NYF fiasco, are not instances of the Burger King phenomenon (hereafter referred to as BKp), they and the BKp highlight a seemingly-recurrent theme in my recent years, which is Pet Peeve #3: my inability to acquire fast food.
Speaking of NYF, Jimothy discovered that the four countries that NYF exists in are:
- the United Arab Emirates
What the fuck? Why is making it easier for people in Korea, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates to get unauthentic poutine more important than building a free-standing New York Fries restaurant that is NOT in a mall or food court of some type? I mean, it's cool that they're spreading their particular brand of love to the UAE, but don't you think it's a little weird that there are no New York Fries locations outside of malls?
Fuck, I could use some New York Fries.
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