Today in my aesthetics class, we were discussing Hume’s paradox of taste. During the discussion, I mentioned how Hume claimed that various factors could affect a person’s aesthetic sensitivity. For example, a person who is biased or prejudiced will not judge a work fairly. I also gave an analogy: how factors like illness can affect the taste of food and this is what Hume had in mind. As happens often, I couldn’t resist a random anecdote and mentioned how a friend once told me that if you plan to break up with someone, never do it at a good restaurant. This is because you won’t be tasting your meal and neither will s/he. Naturally, I said “so, McDonald’s is for breakups.” I’m not sure why, but that phrase struck me as funny-perhaps a good title for an advice book. Consider it copyrighted.
One can just imagine how things would go:
Dude: “Hey, baby. Let’s go out to eat. We need to talk about something.”
Lady: “Oooh…let’s go to Chez Expensive!”
Dude: “No, baby. No. I’ve got a surprise for you.”
Lady: “Oooh! Is it Le Super Chez Expensive Maximus?”
Dude: “Not quite, baby.”
Lady: “Hey, this is McDonald’s! You’re breaking up with me, aren’t you?”
McDonald’s Minion: “Welcome to McDonald’s. May I take you order?”
Dude: “Yeah, gimme two number 34s.”
McDonald’s Minion: “The breakup combo meal?”
Dude: “Yup. Hold the pickles.”
Lady: “You bastard!”
Dude: “Shut up and eat your breakup burger, baby.”
Lady: “Die! Die! Die!”
Dude: “Bitch, you made me spill my fries!”
That’s awesome but everyone is biased or prejudiced in some way or another. To not be is to be without feelings.
Cell phones are best for breakups. Plus, she won’t be that angry because all women always have other men programmed into the phones, so they can make an immediate rebound call.
It works out best for everyone.
After the call, I’d go and enjoy a nice meal alone…
Very good point Magus71. The ex will be bumpin’ uglies with the other programmed cell number before you even finish your meal.