Eugene Cho

chicken mcnuggets worth fighting for

After my last intense post about ‘Death by Ministry‘ and last week’s post about my potentially racist and sexist post, we need a light day on the blog. I’m pretty sure this won’t offend anyone – unless you have an affinity for people who love to fight over Chicken McNuggets.

It’s time for something funny – but then again – this is also really scary.

  • I’m conflicted.
  • Should I laugh?
  • Is this a sign of the apocalypse?
  • Am I hungry?

Have you seen or heard about the McNugget Rampage?

A security video from a McDonald’s in Ohio shows a woman punching two restaurant employees and smashing a drive-thru window because she couldn’t get Chicken McNuggets.

The tantrum caught on tape in Toledo earlier this year shows the customer reaching through the drive-thru window, slugging one worker and then another. She then grabs a bottle out of her car and tosses it through the glass window before speeding off.

Martin Luther King Jr. once wrote:

If you haven’t found something worth dying [fighting] for, you aren’t fit to be living.

What’s the moral of the story?

There’s always things worth”fighting” for…but may it be for more than Chicken McNuggets.

Here’s the video (this is a surveillance camera so there’s no original audio):

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12 Responses

  1. Bruce says:

    This should be part of a PSA for why we shouldn’t use drugs.

  2. Just too funny! My favorite part is when they serve the customer behind the crazy girl.

    • Dan Hauge says:

      seriously–there’s got to be a caption contest for what the following customer is saying. That moment was hilarious.

      that said, probably not too funny for those involved. Sheesh.

  3. Pat L says:

    Wow, just wow. Somebody has watched way, way too much Jerry Springer.

  4. JimC says:

    Yeah, saw this on Chinese TV on Guam, crazy!

  5. I may have heard of this, or it may have been a similar incident. Years ago, a woman called 911 because Taco Bell wouldn’t make the taco she wanted.

  6. JimC says:

    Hi all, I’d also like to share a thought. Especially within the family of GOD, the church, maybe we should be very careful what we say and do. Even though we may be right, we risk angering/insulting/depressing/oppressing our family, it’s not worth it if we really believe we love GOD. It’s better to leave it up to GOD or let others win, so to speak. Just muy thoughts.

  7. Lori says:

    This is what drugs do to you. I hope she didn’t go to Taco Bell and pull the same thing.

  8. enscriptchun says:

    I like chicken nuggets, but dang… crazy.

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As I soaked in this breathtaking sunrise this morning above the clouds, I felt compelled to pray for so my places in America and around the world that are experiencing such pain, heartache, injustice, and violence. At times, it feels so overwhelming but in prayer, I was reminded of these words from John 16:33. As we keep striving, working, hoping, preaching, loving, truthtelling, reconciling, repenting, forgiving, dismantling, peacemaking, Kingdom building...may we fix our eyes on Christ: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33 Grateful for a very full weekend of ministry and preaching in Toronto, Canada (GTA). Such a privilege to partner with @worldvisioncan @wvcollective to advocate for the most vulnerable around the world. God is so gracious. A true honor to meet and encourage local pastors, lecture at Tyndale University & Seminary (photo), and preach at Richmond Hills Community Church, Compass Point Bible Church, and New City Church. Thank you, Lord, that you use broken and imperfect people like me to speak of Your love. Today, Minhee and I dropped off our eldest child at her college. We have been thinking and praying about this day for many years. On some days, we hoped it would never come. On other days, we couldn't wait for it to come. On some days, we prayed for time to stop and other days, we prayed with anticipation. 
After an entire summer of laughing it off, it hit us...hard...this week. Seeing all of her stuff laid out on the basement floor was the catalyst to a load of emotions.

After unloading the car and taking her stuff to her new home for this year and mindful that she might never live with us again; helping sort out her stuff, saying hello to her roommates...I wasn't sure what to do or say.

A flood of thoughts rushed my mind.

Is she ready?
Have we done enough?
Have we taught her enough? 
What if this? What if that?

And so we shared what we have shared with her the moment she began to understand words: "Remember who you are. Remember WHO you belong to. Remember what you're about. God loves you so much. Please hold God's Word and His promises close and dear to your heart. We love you so much and we are so proud of you." And with that, we said goodbye. Even if she may not be thousands of miles away, this is a new chapter for her and even for us. I kept it composed. Her roommate was staring at me. I didn't want to be that father. I have street cred to uphold. Another final hug. 
And I came home.
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She will always be my little baby.

I'm no parenting guru. I just laughed as I wrote that line. No, I'm stumbling and bumbling along but I'd love to share an ephiphany I learned not that long ago. Coming to this realization was incredibly painful but simultaneously, liberating. To be honest, it was the ultimate game-changer in my understanding as a parent seeking after the heart of God.

While there are many methods, tools, philosophies, and biblical principles to parenting, there is – in my opinion – only one purpose or destination.

Our purpose as parents is to eventually…release them. Send forth. For His glory. Met a friend and fellow pastor who I haven't seen in over 20 years. In him, I saw a glimpse of my future. While only 10 years older, his kids are married and he's now a grandfather of 3. His love for his wife and family were so evident and his passion for the Gospel has not wavered. It was so good to see someone a bit older still passionately serving the Lord with such joy and faithfulness. Lord, help me to keep running the race for your Glory. Happy wife.
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