I was raised on McDonald’s, Burger King and Domino’s Pizza. I LOVE fast food… not just the fact that I think it tastes good to me (given my finiky food behavior), but that it’s just easy to get and I don’t have to prepare it.
But the truth is that I should eat healthier meals. And Tina’s been encouraging me to cut back on the calories – since my lazy butt has been on a couch for a lot of the last few months. 🙂
So I went to the grocery store to find something that would be fairly quick and easy to prepare to encourage better eating habits. I found the Healthy Choice bowls in the freezer section – more specifically, a Chicken & Rice bowl which was just perfect. I bought them by the boatload. I LOVED these meals.
Well, one day, I could no longer find them in the closest grocery store. I had to go online to find where else they were stocked. Visiting about 10 other stores in the Raleigh area, I cleaned out every one I could find. But the very next time I went back, there weren’t any in stock anywhere.
OK. Don’t panic. Go to the customer service desk and ask them if they have any in the back. No, none in the back. Alright, can you special order them? Sure. No problem. How long til they arrive? No clue. Fine, I’ll just check back later.
For three consecutive weeks, I would call to check to see if they were in. Nope. Never. Sorry. So at this point, I was getting REALLY worried, as I only had 1 or 2 left! I was going to have to eat out more often if I lost my bowls.
I decided to call the manufacturer. I wanted to know where they recommended that I get them. Wanna’ guess what happened? Oh yeah…. they were DISCONTINUED!!! I couldn’t believe it. Apparently, the Chicken & Rice bowl wasn’t very popular. I was crushed. Because now I was FORCED to eat out again!
But as usual, Tina came to the rescue. She told me to go and pick something else out at the store. After several failed attempts, I think I might have found another meal I like. Woo hoo! Can you guys tell McDonald’s that I won’t be around much?