The marriage of technology and humanity can lead to some pretty amazing developments for our species. We've got nano machines, pace makers. We've got artificial limbs that arguably help athletes perform better than those who have all of their appendages and original body parts. Then we've got those little self-service machines at retailers and fast food joints that make sure we never have to interact with another human being again. Isn't life amazing?
Now we've all felt a little gipped when we went to a place to eat and our meal was way more underwhelming than we had anticipated it to be. Either the fries were soggy or the portions weren't big enough or the size of them were just fine but the flavor was off and the presentation left a lot to be desired. You could usually chalk these mistakes up to human error or the simple fact that the people working there just don't care enough about your order.
The new self service kiosks they have at McDonald's are great. Not only do you not have to interact with people, but you can add and remove pretty much anything you want from your burger. And as Twitter user @Arikuyo realized when they tried to remove the pickles from their cheeseburger, you can remove literally everything. It's still going to cost you, though...
That's right, they got an empty bag and it cost them £0.99 ($1.25). It was worth it for the retweets, though.
This tweet actually cost me money to make, I'm gonna be pissed off if it doesn't blow up— Ari (@Arikuyo) August 21, 2017
Though they're still pretty hungry...
I'm hungry but it was the funniest fukin thing— Ari (@Arikuyo) August 21, 2017
And now Twitter is trying to work out why literally nothing still cost money.
The burger cost £0.99. The burger with every single ingredient removed cost £0.99. The tweet was a joke, lighten up— Ari (@Arikuyo) August 21, 2017
Why is this so amazing— Helena Ravenclaw (@smarkiepartie) August 21, 2017
You paid for the experience.— Ólafur Waage (@olafurw) August 22, 2017
And someone claiming to be a McDonald's employee verified that this is actually possible.
As someone working at McDs, I just want to verify that this order indeed would have made to the kitchen and been seen by everyone.— Gekido (@GekidoRising) August 21, 2017
While @Arikuyo was able to confirm that the cashier was pretty confused.
I'm not gonna take a photo of someone I've never met before! But I can confirm, he was really very confused and told the staff as I left— Ari (@Arikuyo) August 21, 2017
Hopefully you can order a side of fries without the potatoes and salt.