Ruining the Dream

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mcdonalds-rio-olympics-logoWith the Rio Olympics going on every night – and I like to watch as often as I can – Ben has heard the phrase “his/her dream has been ruined,” or some variant of that multiple times. So it was that after school he decided that he wanted his “standard order” at McDonald’s on the hottest afternoon of the year and so I headed to the local Golden Arches. But…

Ben: Dad, why are you in the Drive-thru lane?

Me: Because we’re getting this to go and taking it home to eat.

Ben: (Now crying – I mean bawling, like he just lost the Gold Medal) Dad, you’ve ruined my dream of eating inside McDonalds.

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