McDonald’s Is Giving Out Free McFlurries
Andrew Parker - May 18, 2021


By Greta Zwaan

I sought for joy in peace, and rest to ease my weary mind,
Stressed out by such a heavy load, rest I just had to find.
My endurance could hold no more, my limits had been met,
I needed time to stand aside, sweet time to just forget.

But where to find the road to peace, an obscure trait to me;
My hectic lifestyle can't comprehend a way to set time free.
I've always rushed from A to B with no side glace allowed,
I had my life so well controlled; in truth, I felt quite proud.

No one could tell me what to do, I was a self-made man;
My schedules were controlled by me, I had a thorough plan.
'Twas good when all things went my way and no one interfered;
I had no one to answer to, my way was always cleared.

But years of this brought me no joy, though fortunes I'd amassed;
It seemed that all the things I owned would oh, so soon be past.
I had no friends that knew my plight, I kept myself at bay,
They all had troubles of their own; besides, what could they say?

They envied me with all my wealth, they never saw my pain,
I had life altogether, what more was there to gain?
But loneliness is terrible and emptiness is sad,
There seems no purpose for each day, no reason to be glad.

So now I wait; why? I don't know, but life for me must change.
There must be more than fortunes, a way to rearrange.
There has to be a purpose, and someone surely knows,
Why life is complicated, and days so full of woes.

Perhaps you have the answer, perhaps you know the route,
Perhaps you've traveled here before; if so, please help me out.
If need be, I'll be patient, I'll even take advice;
I'll gladly make the changes, no matter what the price.

I don't need independence, I've had my round of that;
I long for understanding, to know just where I'm at.
Someday I hope to thank you because you saw my need,
Perhaps with greater meaning, with purpose, not with greed.

I don't know how I got here, what lies ahead of me,
I'm grateful there'll be changes, I'm grateful to be free.

If you’ve ever mistaken the McDonald’s McFlurry spoon for a straw, well, you’re not alone.

McDonald’s is apologizing for the spoon’s confusing design — which includes a square hollow end at the top but does not allow it to function as a straw — by giving away their new Caramel Brownie McFlurry for a limited time. They announced the promotion with a hilarious video of people reacting to the totally relatable flub on social media.


“While we can’t change the iconic hollow spoon (a key piece of the mixing process), we can help ease the sting of your facepalm upon figuring out how to use it,” the company wrote in a statement. Everyone gets a free regular-sized Caramel Brownie McFlurry on May 4, via the McDonald’s app, no purchase necessary. Customers can also try the frozen treat from home, as it will be free for delivery from May 3-9, with a $15 purchase on Uber Eats.



McDonald’s also cleared up the confusion, explaining to Food & Wine that the spoon’s square hollow design allows them to attach it to the machine, mixing the McFlurry before it doubles as a utensil.”The McFlurry spoon was invented by an employee at one of McDonald’s suppliers, Flurry International, in 1995,” the company said of the spoon’s historic creation. “Since then, the McFlurry spoon design has been an iconic part of the dessert’s experience!”


And for anyone who’s theorized why McDonald’s doesn’t open up the other end of the spoon to allow people to use it as a straw, they answered that question too. “We think our creamy McFlurry is best enjoyed with a spoon. Some of the McFlurry toppings are too large and might pose a safety risk with a straw.”