I just read this article. Don’t waste your time on the link, really. It’s basically about a group that is suing McDonald’s for using toys in their Happy Meals that lure kids in like little marketing drugs. According to one intelligent group spokesman, it’s almost like having a salesman come door-to-door trying to sell products to your children.
Um, sure it is. Except that it isn’t at all, since McDonald’s isn’t in your home nor does it visit there.
My favorite part was this claim he made:
“At some point parents get worn down,” Jacobson says. “They don’t always want to be saying no to their children. We feel like an awful lot of parents would be relieved if this one pressure was removed from them.”
Wow. Isn’t it a parent’s job to say no? A lot?
I am not trying to make any statements about fast food, childhood obesity, or even about the level of stupid some lawsuits have reached; however, Continue reading