Conversation with a 5-Year-Old in McDonald’s

I stopped in McDonald’s in Gettysburg the other day to get a quick drink and found myself standing in line behind a mother and her 5-year-old son (he looked to be about 5).

While his mother ordered, the boy kept turning around and looking at me. Finally he got up the nerve to speak. It went something like this:

KID: Sir, are you a health inspector?

ME: No, I’m sorry, I’m not.

KID: ‘Cause you look like a health inspector.

ME: Really? I’ll take that as a compliment. Thank you.

At this point he turned back toward his mother but kept throwing me furtive glances. As they waited for their food, he once again turned my way, arms at his side, looking up at me.

KID: Sir, are you a health inspector’s sidekick?

ME: You sound like health inspectors are superheroes. Maybe I should be one.

Hey, maybe I missed my calling.


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Posted on July 23, 2013, in Life in General and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. That is amazing!


  2. First off to find a child who says Sir would so shock me I would not know how to continue, that is such a rare thing anymore. I think I may worry about where you were about to eat if this child looked at you thinking you were a health inspector. That is very funny, and are you his side kick is even funnier.


  3. That is too adorable!!! He has a great imagination. He would be fun to play with.


  4. Sir, we could use more health inspectors!


  5. Having two kids of my own, one embarrassingly curious, I can tell you the only thing more appealing to a little kid than a health inspector at McDonald’s would be if you had red hair and a painted face.


  6. That is hilarious. he must watch too much SpongeBob. In one episode the health inspector goes to the Krusty Krab!


  7. Linda Dindzans

    You may have gotten an interesting answer if you had asked what health inspectors do… and why? Instead you’ll just have to settle for your imaginary superhero cape!


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