I saw the best designed lid EVER this morning. We went to McDonald’s after my Kaiser visit (eyes and aborted TB test). Keb grabbed McGriddles, hash browns, and chocolate milk. I got a salad (no chicken before 10:30. Weird) and a fruit and yogurt parfait. The lid on the parfait was so well designed I had to stop and analyze it. There was a pull tab, with a hole in it for the spoon, and the granola bag had a slit on it to slide onto the tab. Essentially the granola was slid onto the slot, then a spoon was placed into the slot to keep it all together. It was so ingenious that I’m still pleased with having seen it. It’s like the first time I watched the iPhone reorient its screen from portrait to landscape. I wanted to giggle or grab the inventor and hug him/her. It was that awe-inspiring.
Mind you, that was the only awe-inspiring moment at McDonald’s this morning. After I consumed my plastic encased meal, I was actually depressed to note that there were no recycle bins. Sexy new packaging –yes. Sexy new green environmentally friendly disposal — no. Maybe the next time, huh?