A Torontonian's "McMonstrosity" Sandwich Went Viral & It's One Hell Of A Journey (PHOTOS)
Be careful what you ask for!
Apparently, asking for extras on your food order can be a recipe for disaster. On February 25, a Toronto man shared his story of ordering a McDonald's cream cheese bagel with a difference. And let us tell you, it's one hell of a journey. Instead of getting a little extra, he ended up with a mountain of cream cheese enough to daunt anyone.
Bryan Passifiume's retelling of the story has blown up on social media since Tuesday morning.
The now-viral initial tweet was shared at around 7 a.m. on February 25, just as the Toronto Sun reporter was about to indulge in what he thought was his delicious order.
"LOL what the hell @McDonaldsCanada," reads Passifiume's tweet, which has been liked over 10,000 times.
He then shared a long thread full of images of what he calls the "monstrosity."
"I ordered extra cream cheese as they usually just apply it like butter, but this is clearly just an exercise in passive-aggressiveness. How do I possibly eat this?" asks Passifiume.
He even caught the attention of McDonald's themselves. Maccies Canada responded to the original tweet and asked for details of his visit and order.
In total, Passifiume's retelling has attracted tens and tens of thousands of retweets and likes on Twitter.
And it caused such a storm that even TIME.com ran a feature on the story.
To his credit, Passifiume made the story that much better by comparing what he calls his "McMonstrosity" to the size of other things, including a hockey puck and people around the office.
Remarkably, though, he wasn't fazed by his — erm — indulgent portion of cream cheese.
In fact, although he wasn't brave/foolish enough to try to eat the "McMonstrosity," he thought he'd try his luck one more time and go for another the very next day.
And you couldn't make up the response he got.
"LOL I was just told they don’t have any more herb and garlic cream cheese... no kidding, they gave it all to me yesterday. So regular it is," reads Passifiume's tweet.
Whether or not the extravagant serving was passive-aggression as Passifiume wondered, over-eagerness on the part of a server, or just down to lack of attention, it's certainly provided a new classic Canadian story.
So, there you have it.
If you want extras on your food order, it might be worth taking a moment to wonder how much you really want them.
The whole story can be followed in retrospect on Passifiume's Twitter account. We heartily recommend it.