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From little victories over your bank manager to epic wins over the law - tell us how you've put one over authority. Right on, kids!

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(, Thu 17 Jun 2010, 16:01)
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Confidence is everything
After my A-Levels someone had told me, in the tones that only late teenagers can, that actually McDonald's have it written into their mission statement that if you're not served in one minute they'll give you a free Big Mac but they don't shout about it because in the UK they're really slow and that's true that is.

So one day, queued with friends for a few minutes, and the large order we placed necessitated several minutes be taken to fulfil it.

When done, I said confidently "So - do we get our free Big Mac, as per your mission statement?"

"What?" asked the girl.

"The McDonald's mission statement states that if it takes longer than a minute to be served, we are entitled to a free Big Mac" I said, with the awful, authoritative arrogance of a teenager.

"Oh." said the girl, and promptly fetched us one.

Woo hoo. Take THAT, The Man!
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 14:35, 8 replies)
I am so going to do this
just not in the one my teenage son works.
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 14:41, closed)
"McDonald's mission statement is to be its customers' favourite place and way to eat. The company aims to provide its customers with food of a high standard, quick service and value for money."

:( I wanted free big mac...
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 15:30, closed)
Like I said, confidence is everything.
Well - it's not, but it actually is.
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 15:31, closed)
helps if i actually read the qotw answers rather than just skimming
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 15:37, closed)
THat would
make a better mission statement than most the crap you hear. A real concrete measurable commitment.
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 16:33, closed)
Mission statements are never achievable goals
(, Mon 21 Jun 2010, 16:41, closed)
I got a free sandwich last week from McDonalds,
I ordered a chicken salad and they had to cook the chicken, which took all of 4 minutes, as a result they handed me a card for a free sandwich. I didn't even complain about the wait. Plus I had freshly cooked chicken.
(, Tue 22 Jun 2010, 0:04, closed)
Wonder if Burger King do the same...

*scurries off to check*
(, Tue 22 Jun 2010, 8:53, closed)

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