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Excellent flashback. Personally, I like chocolate in my pie.ReplyDelete
Hey Joshua! Thanks matey, the bloody things always burn me; they're constructed so oddly that they almost always split when you bite them. As for the restaurant, it was bombed two weeks later by (I think) an animal rights group. I can't find it anywhere online, so maybe it only made local news at the time. I think it was 1988/89? IndigoReplyDelete
It happened at night, and nobody was there, but the firebomb did a lot of damage.ReplyDelete
I have never had a McD's pie. Maybe I'm strange?ReplyDelete
Hey Goldilocks! I rarely see folks eating them, perhaps they're an acquired taste? Now, if they sold BLUEBERRY ones... Indigo xReplyDelete
The McDonald's workers in the U.S. don't even speak English, so I am quite impressed with this young man...ReplyDelete
Like you I enjoy a nice hot pie from the same chain every now and then and like you I suffer for my occasional compulsion in the same way.
Perhaps we should suggest they also supply elbow length heat proof mittens or - given that mitts wont help make holding and eating the blooming things any easier - maybe they should provide a container thats more difficult to get into so the contents are cooler when you make that first bite, or a little wire pie holding stand so that our extremities can be kept well out of the way when we make that first chomp.
Of course we still need to invent an asbestos mouth or whatever the modern health conscious version would be these days........
Blueberry? Must've missed that one myself.....
Hey Pearl! It's like that in London, but in the affluent Home Counties, it's Brits wall-to-wall. And yes, this young fella was very good, a poster boy for customer service. His mum and dad probably dragged him up properly.ReplyDelete
Hey Alistair! If only I were rich, I could employ some low-wage lackey from abroad to eat it for me. Tho the trick is to split the pie along the edge and open it up fully for a few mins. But fruit is a tricky beast...
Thanks to you both! Indigo
Ah, Indigo, you've made me nostalgic for an old-fashioned mass-produced packaged pie. I used to buy them from a lunch truck at the University of Minnesota, so that means it was at least 30 years ago. Blueberry was my favorite, too. But they were not heated. I know exactly what you mean about fruit burns. That must be why I eat my pie with ice cream now. (And I love your description of your conversation with the McDonald's employee. It's delightful to encounter someone with unfailingly good manners, good training, good instincts.)ReplyDelete
Hey Blissed-Out! I tell you Nancy, you hit the nail (a nostalgic one, no less) on the head; warm pie and ice cream (or cold pie and custard) is awesome. Mouth burning is bad. And yes, you find manners in unexpected places, but there's good and bad everywhere, I think? IndigoReplyDelete
but you know, home baked are always the best and blueberries are in season here at the moment...
*senses an apron in her near future*
...if you bring the coffee. she will bake...
Here there's some outfit making pizzas with extra cheese rolled up in the rim of the crust so it stays a thousand degrees with every bite. The next day the roof of your mouth is hanging like ribbons. Festive, in its own way.ReplyDelete
Hey Eolist! Stop that, woman! You're making my 4XL tummy rumble. But mmmmm, Pie!ReplyDelete
Hey Murr! Nice to see you here! Pizza is the most common cause of mouth burns in my house, too. That bit of the roof of the mouth just behind the teeth ouch Ouch OUCH?! I call it youthful enthusiasm, but the jury is out on that, so I suspect it's just idiocy.
Thanks to you both! Indigo
I still remember a line from somebody or other: "We all like to think we learn from our mistakes, but who among us has burned the roof of his mouth on pizza for the last time?"ReplyDelete
Exactly. It's like Marillion once said, Murr:ReplyDelete
"They say that people live and learn
Some people only live and live"
BANANA PIE? BANANA PIE!!! I just died!! I want a banana pie now.ReplyDelete
And yes, those little McD pies are so good. Haven't had one in a while. They have blueberry here!
Hey Kato! WHAT?! LIKE, NOW?! I think I need to visit, starting with the home-grown deliciousness of Eolist's blueberry pie in Michigan, and finishing up with the mass-market magnificence of the deep-fried blueberry pies in Toronto. Mmmmm, IndigoReplyDelete
"Or a crazy old hermit." - I'm there already. I live in a permanent mush made of bits of my past.ReplyDelete
"There’s nobody behind me, so we have time for a flashback. " Favorite line - love it :)ReplyDelete
I never tried the blueberry pie, but I can imagine it tastes yummy, I'm a fan of the apple though and has to be one of the few reason I go to McDonalds these days :)
Who cares if we're old enough to be that lad's parents? Now I'm craving deep fried pie... like only McDonalds can offer. There's just something about those pies...ReplyDelete
Hey Boom Boom! Well, dammit, I wrote this weeks ago, but now you've commented, *I* want a pie too! I feel a strong sense of deja-vu about the flavour... IndigoReplyDelete