McDonald’s Let Its Employees Watch the Eclipse, But There Was a Pretty Big Catch

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Did the eclipse totally rock your world?

Nerds and non-nerds alike seem to have really embraced Earth’s most recent solar event.

So much so that even McDonald’s decided to give its employees a rare opportunity to step away from their posts and take in the lights out experience. But, you know, with a catch.

Unsurprisingly, Redditors are ripping them to shreds for it.

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Did you catch it? Please say yes. Also, please tell us you used some kind of eye protection because no one likes a burned retina.

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But there were some serious strings attached.

That’s it. Three whole minutes. Take it or leave it, people.

Reading this sign does feel like being slapped in the face with a backhanded compliment. Not a great look, Mickey D’s.

Google says every calendar year offers Earthlings a minimum of four eclipse viewing opportunities. Sure, they don’t all happen along an accessible latitude, but they do exist. Technicalities aside, Redditors found all sorts of creative ways to continue ripping this McDonald’s eclipse viewing announcement to shreds.  

I watched The Founder. Ray Kroc knew how to build a burger empire, and it didn’t happen by slacking off. That said, they seem to be a more than a little obsessed with the whole efficiency thing.

Maybe even too obsessed with efficiency.

Honestly, that does not sound fun. In fact, that sounds like the opposite of fun.

Exactly. Couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Do we want to know? (Obviously.)

That’s a lot of dancing.  

Sounds like a tagline of some dystopian summer blockbuster. Can you say product placement?  

Who knows? Maybe three minutes was all it took to change each and every one of their lives.

Yeah. That sounds like something McDonald’s would do.

Which, at this point, sounds super luxurious in comparison.

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Even if you weren’t gifted a McDonald’s-esque chance to catch the eclipse today, check out a playback online. You’ll get to enjoy the break and your retinas too.