We All Make Mistakes…Even McDonalds

OOPs

I was just about to write a post about how excited I was that McDonalds is starting up their Monopoly game and when I went to go to their web site to get some details – I got the generic Apache page (indicating a web server issue). While I am still excited about Monopoly – this gives me a chance to talk about making mistakes.

When I think of McDonalds, I think of a well oiled machine. All processes and procedures are well documented and implemented millions of times every day – thus the consistency we all appreciate. There are sometimes that the process breaks down regardless of how carefully you have planned everything out (as you can see with their web site). The important thing to take away from making mistakes is not to focus on the fact you made the mistake, but to rather focus on making the correction and learning from it so you can prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future. Remember – we all make mistakes…even McDonalds.

A nice quote I recently came across by Laura Ingalls Wilder:

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and to have the courage when things go wrong.

Jappler Recommends: McDonalds' Online Monopoly Game

If there is one thing I absolutely love about McDonalds (besides their superior Coke mixture) I love their Monopoly game. I even dreamt about the game a few nights ago that I pulled off Park Place and Boardwalk from the same Coke…and won $246. With that said – the excitement of pulling off the little game pieces from my medium Coke and putting them onto the board is usually enough to make me smile. I happened to have a pile of pieces at my house (maybe 6) and decided to go online and check out their “online Monopoly game“. When I first got to the page – I was instantly frustrated. My #21 pet peeve in life happens to be sites that resize my browser window. However, after I resize it back to how I wanted it – I was blown away with the coolness of the site. I entered in my name and information, and then started to play. It was cool, intense, and well done (and my #12 pet peeve in life is overdone flash). I look forward to playing soon! If you have not checked this out – do it! (This means you Julie)

*For the most fun, wait until you have 5 pieces – each piece = roll of the dice.

mcdonalds is podcasting!

Wow. While driving around today, I passed a McDonalds and saw on their sign that they now had “snack wraps“. I went home and after dinner, while playing some literati, decided to go to Mcdonalds’ web site and see if I could figure out what this new product was…and low and behold…I got a lot more than I bargained for. McDonalds – the corporation – is using podcasts to communicate with their shareholders and the general public. I am very impressed. As for the “snack wrap”, I will let you know as soon as I try one.
[tags]McDonalds, podcasts, snack wraps[/tags]