Some weeks ago, I commented that I ate a Whopper in Tehucan without the bun, and thought it was healthy that way. Several people disagreed with me but did not supply sources for their disagreement, except to point out they could do better and cheaper at home which is a no-brainer. (Better explain, that means it is so obvious that one without a brain can agree one can do better and cheaper at home. An old saying where I was born and raised.)
On a recent trip back to the States early last month, I decided to check out the competition. But, first car stuff to keep this legal.
My daughter lives on a golf course in a town near McAllen. I decided to walk the block to the closest MacDonalds to scope out the Big Mac without bun. This is at a junction of new I-2, Shary Road and Cimarron. A lot of traffic. I get nervous trying to cross Shary Road, but figured walking to MacD would be no sweat. Actually, I had to jump for my life twice in the MacD parking lot.
My son-in-law took his NSX to the Corvette car show, and it attracted a lot of attention as you can imagine. Runs like a Ferrari;:(he was told it should run 150 and it has 200 mph tires), looks like a Ferrari; but you can allegedly buy maintenance parts at Autozone and Advanced. He said he is nervous every time he takes it out of the garage. They made 8,000 and 6,000 are still running.
Now for the winner. Hands down the Mexican Whopper won for taste and texture. Fantastic.
Next was the large hamburger from Jack In The Box. Not too tasty and didn’t have a good texture.
Poor Big Mac. Yukky! No taste, and made me want to chant, “Where’s The Beef?” Three high carb bun parts and very little food in it.
We have been back a few days and learned that a team of doctors and nurses were coming for free medical treatment of the people here, it’s a “highly marginalized” community. We went to church on Sunday with no clue our week was going to be more interesting than we expected. My wife found out there were six of them, and instantly volunteered to have them at our house.
There was a big sigh of relief from the church members. We are the only people with six full sized beds for visitors and resources to take care of them. However, several women did volunteer to come help do the work of feeding them and in general making them comfortable.
They came yesterday and immediately opened up for patients. They had around 30 yesterday. In the evening, just as we were leaving, a girl came in in anaphylactic shock. A doctor’s wife had an Epi-pen, a pen like device which injects epinephrine in the body. Saved her!!! It would have been well over half an hour to the nearest hospital. Just saving that girl from possible but not certain death made it worth their efforts.
The doctor’s wife asked for us to check with the pharmacies to get a replacement. No luck. I told them my best friend is a doctor with a pharmacy, just down the hill. But, let us go home, the women have the evening meal ready. And, I can call him. He had several of the needed items, and we picked them up this morning. He gave them four, refused any money for them.
This is one medical crew which went home with a very different view of the Mexican people. Most visitors do not encounter the upper social classes here and my friend and his wife are all of that. It has been so far a very successful week.
I went with my 2009 Sienna to pick them up, but they decided to bring them in the big old Ford van supplied for their use. They were surprised to see Fast Internet; 4 showers; free unlimited calling to the US; and the final game of the World Series on satellite TV.