Guest financial commentary from DJWebb
I think McDonaldâ€™s executives are all smoking crack up at cooperate headquarters. Why would I make such a strong statement? Well, I went to the local McDonalds and ordered a large fry and double cheeseburger with no onions. I ordered the fries to get the new Monopoly game pieces. The McDonaldâ€™s guy at the McRegister smiled and handed me a large plastic cup too and said here is drink for you. I had already paid for my purchase which only came to $2.50 or so for the fries and double cheeseburger. I am not sure why he gave me the free drinkâ€¦ maybe he just thought I was a nice guy who was thirsty. None the less the cup had two Monopoly game pieces on it. So between my fries and my free drink I had four Monopoly game pieces. I carefully stumbled to my car with my purchase and anxiously sat down with my game pieces. The first one I peeled was Parkplace for $1,000,000 but it requires Boardwalk to win the million dollar prize. Next I got an instant win piece for a McFlurry! Then I got one of the railroads which you need to collect all four to win a outdoor adventure vacation. Last I open my fourth game piece and won a medium breakfast value meal! Damn skippy I say! My investment of $2.50 eneded up with a 32 ounce free coke, free McFlurry, and free breakfast value meal! Then when I got home I discovered they have a internet site for the game that allows you a second chance to win a prize for each game piece you receive! I entered all four codes and cleaned up with a $20 PC Game, a ringtone, and a song download from Sony.
Okay, so you wonder what is wrong with this picture? I donâ€™t think McDonaldâ€™s is trying to make a profit anymore. I think the management has gone batty and decided to give away all of the companyâ€™s profits through Monopoly 2.0 and its sheer kindness to its customers! This makes sense to me, as most people wonâ€™t buy McDonalds food cos it kills youâ€¦ so they are forced to give the stuff away. I give McDonaldâ€™s (symbol MCD) stock a â€œSELLâ€ rating for the next 30 days. I donâ€™t claim to be an official financial planner or advisor but I have been able to predict the future in some circumstances. Good luck and invest your McDollars wisely.