Well, to answer your unasked questions: firstly, McDonald's may have generic mass-produced factory-line fast food, but they also customize themselves to whichever country they set up shop in, which is why you can't order a McPork in Singapore (because it's not Halal); and secondly, awww thanks, please take a number and wait at the back of the line.
So I show up to the Macs near Waseda and look for a McPork; too bad everything is in katakana, which I can barely read. Brandon was there too; when I mentioned I wanted to try something that I can't get anywhere else, he pointed to Item 7 and said that he thought that one was the Teriyaki Burger. I couldn't really tell (try identifying teriyaki sauce dripping out of a picture of a burger next time huh?), so when I got to the counter, I asked if the girl spoke English (nope), then pointed at Item 7 and said in a questioning tone of voice: "Teriyaki?" She said yes; with that done, I had to convey that I wanted a meal. She said "Hai!" And brought out a carton of milk. I was utterly confused. Did she think I changed my Coke to a milk?
So of course, I had to go back and try to explain to the girl that I wanted a set meal (setto miru), and when she didn't understand the manager came out to try and solve my problem, obviously because I was holding up the line. I got my set meal in the end, a very hard-fought battle which I think I paid less than what I needed to, because of the confusion.
|That's why they call it a Happy Meal.|