ketchup x 6

… you can’t always get what you want … but if you try sometimes you just might find … you get what you need …

So if you’ve ever been to a McDonalds (Mickey D’s in Yankee speak, Macca’s in Aussie speak) in the good ol’ U.S. of A, you’ll remember being asked, “ketchup?”.

Now, this is not like the legendary question, “would you like fries with that?” No, that question is valid, and typically your answer will be accepted.

But, “ketchup?” is different. It doesn’t have a correct answer.

You see it doesn’t matter what response you give, when you open up your bag, amongst the 50 napkins that seems to be thrown in with every order, you’re going to find at least 6 ketchup packets. My research says that answering, “no”, tends to indicate that they won’t add any extra packets while you’re watching and that the 6 in the bag will suffice. If you give a positive response, you’re going to get another handful, most likely taking you up to the dozen range.

Americans may like their fries with ketchup, but most Aussies don’t care for it.

“Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun”.


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