The other day I was on my way to a movie with my lovely wife (Star Trek, pretty damn good by the way), anyway, we were a little bit hungry. Not super hungry, we just wanted to nibble a little bit. Now, we were at the Ovalo de Gutierrez, so there were plenty of American style places to go and eat like Chili’s and TGIFridays, but you’d have to be a total frickin’ brain-dead retard to eat at any of those places because the food is second-rate and they’re all ridiculously overpriced (Seriously, it costs about as much to go to Chili’s as it does to go to Astrid and Gaston, but because American tourists are as timid and pathetic as domesticated farm animals, they take the familiar route every time…).
Well, we weren’t anywhere close to Astrid and Gaston, and we sure as hell weren’t going to Chili’s, so we started to wonder what we were going to do. It was then that we noticed a big poster on the wall at Bembo’s (Peru’s superior version of McDonald’s) for a great offer of two beers plus a basket of Quesadillas and Guacamole! What was the price of this marvelous little treat?
14.50…oh, that’s Nuevo Soles by the way, so it was less than 5 dollars!
Everytime I see something like this, I just laugh at my compatriots back in the US who probably can’t even PARK THEIR CAR FOR AN HOUR for five dollars. Here in Peru, you get a BEER and Quesadillas! And they were surprisingly good too! Frankly, I thought they were going to be salty crap (I was kind of looking at it as a beer with a free appetizer, frankly 5 dollars is a good price just for two beers), but they were awesome! I scarfed them down in like two seconds.
And speaking of this, what about the fact that in the “land of the free” you can’t even buy a frickin’ beer at McDonald’s (at least I never have)? Christ! It’s just a damn beer, it’s not ILLEGAL, have it for retail sale at ALL restaurants and quit being such damn prudes.
Man…seriously, the lack of just pure entertainment value in the US just exhausts me sometimes. Look, it’s fine and dandy if you want to have unreasonable rules and regulations on EVERYTHING, but don’t go around shooting your mouth off about how FREE you are! You can’t even buy a frickin’ beer at McDonald’s…I’m sorry, but that’s NOT freedom.