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[McDonalds] Free coffee or tea for health care workers & emergency services personnel

Didn't see this shared yet but it looks like McDonald's has joined Starbucks in offering free coffee or tea for health care workers and emergency services personnel.

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Very nice of McDonalds
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I thought all their locations were closed for take out. Only ubereats or drive thru....So you have to go thru drive thru to get the free coffee?
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This is very kind of them. As a first responder, this is very much appreciated.

That said, I personally would stay away from all take out right now seeing as you really do not know who is preparing your food/drinks. This is for 2 reasons. First asymptomatic people are transmitting the virus. Second many people who work in such establishments can least afford to take time off when sick. This could lead to some such employees attending to work even when they shouldn't, taking unnecessary risks.

Food handling can be questionable in the best of times.
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That explains why I saw two police vehicles in the Mcdonalds drive thru at lunch today. They quickly drove through just grabbing their coffees.
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hoodlum wrote: That explains why I saw two police vehicles in the Mcdonalds drive thru at lunch today. They quickly drove through just grabbing their coffees.
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That's a better gesture than yesterday:

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hoodlum wrote: That explains why I saw two police vehicles in the Mcdonalds drive thru at lunch today. They quickly drove through just grabbing their coffees.
You do know that officers always get coffee free or at least thats how it was 20 years ago for me. You never charged police for anything.
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6mthatch wrote: You do know that officers always get coffee free or at least thats how it was 20 years ago for me. You never charged police for anything.
should we change that though? ever wonder why how this started?
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Paris55 wrote: should we change that though? ever wonder why how this started?
No we shouldn't change it. Somethings in life are worth more than a few $ profit. Policing and law enforcement is one of those things that keeps the world a sane place to live in.
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Paris55 wrote: should we change that though? ever wonder why how this started?
The thought process was if you are nice to cops and they heard your business was being robbed / needed assistance they'd rush over to help. Plus having a pack of paramedics or cops hanging out in a Tims at 2 AM would deter robbers and drunks. When I worked graveyards at Tims (in 2002.....) I always felt better chatting with cops in the middle of the night than sitting alone by myself. They got anything they wanted for free, even when they were off shift.
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mikebc wrote: The thought process was if you are nice to cops and they heard your business was being robbed / needed assistance they'd rush over to help. Plus having a pack of paramedics or cops hanging out in a Tims at 2 AM would deter robbers and drunks. When I worked graveyards at Tims (in 2002.....) I always felt better chatting with cops in the middle of the night than sitting alone by myself. They got anything they wanted for free, even when they were off shift.
I did not know that! And that's a smart move. Cheaper to bribe them to hang around with free food than hiring security guards which cost more, and they can do much less than a cop.
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6mthatch wrote: No we shouldn't change it. Somethings in life are worth more than a few $ profit. Policing and law enforcement is one of those things that keeps the world a sane place to live in.
I agree with them keeping the world a sane place to live in, but come on, these guys make way more than most people. They can afford to spend that $1 or $2.

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