I don’t know what it is about the local McDonalds, but every single time I swing by there in the morning to grab myself some breakfast, invariably I wind up sitting near some wingnut religious asshole who, in an extremely loud voice that everyone in the place can hear, pontificates to his friend about how rotten America is and how religion is all that we need to make it great again. Today, some gray-haired old shit was whining that America was a godless communist country that needs God and we should, get this, execute all atheists before God punishes us all. It was all I could do not to stand up and cuss this fucking prick out, I ended up grabbing the rest of my food and leaving before I started an incident.
A couple of weeks prior, after dropping my car off at the dealership, which is across the street, I got some other asshat describing anyone who doesn’t buy into his particular brand of fundamentalist Christianity as “serving Satan”. I wouldn’t say, because I don’t go to McDonalds for breakfast very often, but I seem to be batting 100 on the religious asshole-o-meter recently. I can’t recall any other group in any other restaurant being loud and obnoxious, just the hyper-religious pricks and just McDonalds.
So what gives? Is there an invisible sign outside that says “Assholes Welcome”? Can’t I enjoy my Deluxe Breakfast in peace without having some loud-mouthed jerk ruining it? What the hell is up with this?
I guess my question is, does anyone else notice these things? Do you get accosted by religious windbags while you’re trying to enjoy a quiet meal? Is there some kind of pattern, or is it just my local Mickey D’s? Let me know in the comments if you’ve seen anything similar. I’m actually kind of curious.