Tuesday, November 9, 2010
In layman's terms, the McRib sandwich is a slab of boneless "pork" slathered in "barbecue sauce", garnished with chopped onions and sliced pickles, and served on an over-sized dinner roll. The key feature here is that the "meat" is shaped like a rack of ribs, only there are no bones.
When the McRib was originally introduced in 1981, it took the nation by storm. Okay, to be honest, it took the nation by mostly cloudy skies with a chance of showers, but still, they were a new McDonald's menu item and as such, several brave individuals tried one. I myself was a big McRib fan, and partook of the McGoodness on many occasions only to be disappointed when they were discontinued in 1985. Since then, the McRib has made a few "limited time only" appearances, the most recent of which began on November 2nd and runs through December 5th.
Why am I telling you this? I'll explain.
After watching the McRib commercial during the Packers - Boys' Choir game, Theresa said, "The McRib is back? Those things are disgusting. I've never had one in my life."
"Well, then how do you know it's disgusting?"
"Just look at it."
"Yeah, it's a rack of ribs on a bun, I've had 'em before. They're actually pretty tasty."
"Pickles and onions, on fake meat? No thanks. There's no way you could get me to eat that crap."
I'm not one to pass up a challenge like that, so I've now got about five weeks to bribe, threaten, coerce, trick, or manipulate Theresa into partaking of a delectable McRib sandwich. Now, understand that I'm not going to be ridiculous about it. I'm sure that if I said, "Hey, Theresa, here's five hundred bucks. Eat this McRib and it's yours," she'd down that sucker in nothing flat. But I don't think any reasonable person would call me the winner in that particular scenario.
So the key here is for me to get her to eat the McRib for as little compensation as possible. Sort of a "Meal or No Meal" type thing. At least, it's going to start out that way. But if she can't be bought or bribed, I may have to resort to trickery.
We'll see how it goes.
TO BE CONTINUED . . .