I had to walk for 3 hours just for a cheese burger today

I've wanted to buy a cheese burger for a long time now since it had been over 10 years since I last had one. So I decided to walk the epic journey to the nearest McDonalds as I reasoned it would also give me an opportunity to listen to this weeks giantbombcast. But by the time I brought it home, ready to dive into this wonderous food  it was cold and there was nothing I could do about it :( 
Fucking conservation of thermodynamics...
 
The good news is that I used this outing to buy a 'mountain dew'.  I do not live in America Land I have never had a mountain dew before but have heard so much about it on the podcast and in the forums. So in my mind I had hyped up this drink as some kind of legendary refreshment, unparalled by any other beverage. To my dispointment however it just turned out to be a a 7up with a little extra flavouring and caffine. 
 
So that was my day. 3 hours of walking for a cold burger and a crappy soft drink. The former I blame myself for but the latter is entirely Giantbomb's and the community's fault for hyping it up so much. So take responsibility for it!

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Posted by ShadowMountain

I've wanted to buy a cheese burger for a long time now since it had been over 10 years since I last had one. So I decided to walk the epic journey to the nearest McDonalds as I reasoned it would also give me an opportunity to listen to this weeks giantbombcast. But by the time I brought it home, ready to dive into this wonderous food  it was cold and there was nothing I could do about it :( 
Fucking conservation of thermodynamics...
 
The good news is that I used this outing to buy a 'mountain dew'.  I do not live in America Land I have never had a mountain dew before but have heard so much about it on the podcast and in the forums. So in my mind I had hyped up this drink as some kind of legendary refreshment, unparalled by any other beverage. To my dispointment however it just turned out to be a a 7up with a little extra flavouring and caffine. 
 
So that was my day. 3 hours of walking for a cold burger and a crappy soft drink. The former I blame myself for but the latter is entirely Giantbomb's and the community's fault for hyping it up so much. So take responsibility for it!

Posted by AhmadMetallic

i salute you 
 
nothing shouts 'DECENT MAN' more than someone sacrificing and suffering to get a good meal. <3

Posted by s7evn

Where are you that the nearest place to get a hamburger is 1.5 hours by foot?

Posted by Marcsman

Dude I could have killed a cow and made a better burger than the one you just got in less than 3 hours. 
BTW that was a horse burger McDonald's just fed you.
Posted by Chalian

Why didnt u just eat it at the McDonalds  Derp also Mountain dew is just shit so bad.
Posted by Sirico

Literally just cooked 2 massive burgers in about 25mins prob an easy route if your in the middle of nowhere 

Posted by ShadowMountain
@Chalian:  Because I don't like Mcdonalds. That sounds like a contradiction but I originally intended to find a more 'higher class' burger joint since this was suppose to be the highlight of 10 years abstaining from cheeseburgers. But in the end Mcdonalds was all I could find so I walked back home dejected and at the very least hoping to eat it in a nicer environment
 
@Marcsman: As stated above I intended to find a higher class burger joint but in the end had to settle for the lowest of the low.
Posted by SadPatrol

that was an epic story, but why didnt you just eat it there. 

Posted by Marcsman

Did you at least get some fries or a happy meal?
Posted by TheGreatGuero

A crappy soft drink? Too far, bro. TOO FAR.
 
Anyway, dude... McDonald's? Those hardly even qualify as burgers. I admire your efforts, but your choice was retarded.

Posted by crusader8463

As said, you should have eaten it there. As for mountain dew, it's disgusting and I have no idea why people buy it. It just tastes like flat pop with too much sugar in it.

Posted by SpaceKangaroo

Mountain Dew Energy or actual Mountain Dew? :b

Posted by Murtaug

Three hours for a burger, reasonable. Three hours for a McDonalds burger? MADNESS! 
 
Diet Mountain Dew is better by the way, less sweet.

Posted by h0lgr

I take all the responsibility for your epic 3 hour journey!
On a more "serious" note, I love taking strange and weird journeys with only the Bombcast to warm my fingers on the way.
Detours, long walks, bicycle rides for nothing, it's awesome!
 
Also, exercise is GOOD for you. So they say at least.

Edited by Sogeman
@TheGreatGuero said:

" A crappy soft drink? Too far, bro. TOO FAR.  Anyway, dude... McDonald's? Those hardly even qualify as burgers. I admire your efforts, but your choice was retarded. "

Maybe in the US McD is shit, here (Austria) you actually get a fine meal. At least it's not sawdust with spit. No idea where OP is from though.
Posted by luce

You earned that fucking burger

Posted by Funzzo
@ShadowMountain said:
"I've wanted to buy a cheese burger for a long time now since it had been over 10 years since I last had one. So I decided to walk the epic journey to the nearest McDonalds as I reasoned it would also give me an opportunity to listen to this weeks giantbombcast. But by the time I brought it home, ready to dive into this wonderous food  it was cold and there was nothing I could do about it :(  Fucking conservation of thermodynamics... The good news is that I used this outing to buy a 'mountain dew'.  I do not live in America Land I have never had a mountain dew before but have heard so much about it on the podcast and in the forums. So in my mind I had hyped up this drink as some kind of legendary refreshment, unparalled by any other beverage. To my dispointment however it just turned out to be a a 7up with a little extra flavouring and caffine.   So that was my day. 3 hours of walking for a cold burger and a crappy soft drink. The former I blame myself for but the latter is entirely Giantbomb's and the community's fault for hyping it up so much. So take responsibility for it! "

Dude where do you live?  I live in Iowa and if I walked for three hours I could hit 5 mc donalds, 2 wendys, and a burger king. Also I dont care for the dew much anymore. Sobe Life water is way better and better for you.
Posted by Ortep

Bravo sir.

Posted by fwylo
  • Eat the burger right away...
  • 3 hour walks suck.
  • Mountain Dew is alright.
  • McDonalds is a poor choice for a burger after that long
  • You should have just eaten the burger while you were there, or walking.
  • Why didn't you?
  • Where the hell do you live that its 3 hours to a Mcdonalds.
 
But basically this... 
@luce said:
" You earned that fucking burger "
Posted by Tireyo

Gave you some exercise doing that. As much as you walked, the cheeseburger was probably already gone before you arrived home. = - P

Posted by Jambones
@SadPatrol said:
" that was an epic story, but why didnt you just eat it there.  "
I was wondering the same.  
 
No offence intended, McD's is a terrible place to get a burger. You're better off making it yourself and getting it just right.  
 
My policy for unhealthy food is, "if I am going to eat something terrible for me, I am going all out." Same with soda: if soda loses its fizz then it has no business being consumed. Again, if I am going to rot my teeth, it's going to have to be worth it.
 
I like to pretend I am a gourmet. ;-) 
Posted by kishan6
@ShadowMountain: its okay ive walked for 3 hours just to get cigarettes 
and ya you should have eaten it right away
Posted by ShadowMountain
@Fagballs:  I was not aware there was different types of dew! For what its worth it was the 'energy' variety
@Ortep:
@luce:
Thank you sirs. Your kind words have given me solace 
Posted by Vinny_Says

It's been asked before but I'll ask again....where do you live that the nearest McDonalds is an hour an a half away.

Posted by Kyle

 @ShadowMountain: I admire your courage, but as someone who worked at a McDonald's for a year and a half, I could have told you that McDonald's cheeseburgers become cold and gross after about five minutes. I'm sorry you had to endure that horrific ordeal.
 
Also, yeah, Mountain Dew is just an okay soft drink. Nothing really special about it, other than the fact that's it's got tons of sugar and caffeine.

Posted by Rolyatkcinmai

Wait, what? There are places that are 3 hours from a McDonalds?

Posted by IBurningStar

I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.

Posted by Tordah

Well, at least you got some good exercise!

Posted by ShadowMountain

 @s7evn: @Funzzo:  @blacklabeldomm: 
I live in greater london (outskirts of lonodn) but its in a wierd part due to its location and layout (hard to explain but essentially I live in a community surrounded by a wood, then there is warehouses (john lewis warehoueses etc) and then the nearest town. The warehouses/industrial area and the wood is between my house and the nearest town hence the distance).
 
There used to be an awesome burger joint that I thought was still there but it had closed due to the economy so only McD's was left...

Posted by SSully

I rather eat a can of cold peas then walk 3 hours for a McDonalds hamburger, and I am allergic to peas my friend.

Posted by SpaceKangaroo
@ShadowMountain:  Yeah UK dew i.e. 'Energy' is absolute crap in comparison to the American dew 
 
Damn UK and no corn syrupz :(
Posted by iam3green

dang that sucks. you should have eaten it when you got it. i don't see why you would eat it when you got back from a 3 hour walk. i say maybe you should have gotten a car. 
 
mountain dew is the best soda there is. it taste great. you should try mountain dew baja blast at your nearest taco bell. it's only exclusive to taco bell which sucks man.

Posted by Hailinel
@Fagballs said:
" @ShadowMountain:  Yeah UK dew i.e. 'Energy' is absolute crap in comparison to the American dew  Damn UK and no corn syrupz :( "
It's funny you say that, because in America, we bitterly despise high fructose corn syrup despite it being prevalent in just about all of our sodas.
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Posted by spudtastic

Ya know, you really could have eaten the burger right after purchasing it, huh? And just how far out "in the sticks" do you live that a McD's is that far away?There are on-line grocers that would MAIL food to you that fast!

Posted by SSully
@MenyaZovut: That is exactly right my good sir!