Yeah, a double cheeseburger once in a while is good. Last semester, I was taking two classes on Tuesday evenings, and ended up eating at McD’s almost every Tuesday on the way from the office to class. I mean, it was convenient, it was cheap, and as long as it was just a burger, it wasn’t even all that bad for me, health-wise (carrot sticks would have been better, of course, but we rationalize). Then it got bad. I mean, the 99-cent double cheeseburger was just a gateway junkfood that lead to a month-long addiction that really spun out of control. The first couple times it was just a double cheese burger off the dollar menu, and a bottle of water. Then I started getting the fries, too. Then I escalated to the Big Mac meal. Then a Big Mac meal with a 6-piece McNuggets. My God. I peaked right before Thanksgiving, and realized I had a problem, but by then I had an 8 dollar a week McDonald’s habit. Every Tuesday, like clockwork, there I was in McDonalds. I guess I realized I had hit rock bottom when I didn’t even go in to the “resteraunt” to eat. I just hit the drive-thru and ate that shit in my car on the side of the road. And I always had to have a couple breath mints afterwards because I was afraid someone would smell it on my breath. The the semester eneded, and it’s been 7 months since I’ve been to McDonald’s.
Fall semester starts next month, though.