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Horse-rider fined for taking pony into McDonald's after being refused drive-through service
The Telegraph ^ | 7/22/2013

Posted on 07/22/2013 3:40:25 AM PDT by markomalley

A female horse-rider who was refused service in the drive-through lane of a McDonald’s while in the saddle, subsequently led the animal inside, where it defecated on the floor.

CCTV showed the woman and her daughter taking their pet into the restaurant after they were told they had to tie it up.

But then customers in the restaurant looked on in astonishment as the animal “ended up doing his business on the floor.”

The woman was issued with a fine after the incident at the branch on Bury New Road in Whitefield, Greater Manchester, last Saturday.

Police were called to the scene.

A statement issued by Greater Manchester Police’s Whitefield Division read: “On Saturday, July 20, police from Whitefield received a call from McDonald's on Fountain Place regarding a woman on horse using the drive thru.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/22/2013 3:40:26 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

What? they couldn’t just tie it up to the hitching post outside?.......geez


2 posted on 07/22/2013 3:56:12 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: markomalley

Lord Bowler had an idea for riding one’s horse to a window for getting food to go in a Brisco County episode.


3 posted on 07/22/2013 4:00:27 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: markomalley

He’s lucky the horse wasn’t seized and turned into Big Macs.


4 posted on 07/22/2013 4:05:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

I think that was why the horse s*** itself!

;)


5 posted on 07/22/2013 4:10:12 AM PDT by homegroan (Never make someone a priority when all you are to them is an option....)
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To: markomalley

I live in Delaware and can’t recall any stories about Amish people trying to get their buggies through a drive-in.


6 posted on 07/22/2013 4:15:39 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: markomalley

I wonder why they refused her drive thru service....horse or car...I don’t see a big difference...when you pull up to the window....


7 posted on 07/22/2013 4:16:17 AM PDT by Popman
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To: homegroan

Good point. The horse smelled cook horse and thought “oh sh.. I’m next”.


8 posted on 07/22/2013 4:16:33 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: markomalley

The world is filled with strange people.

There are many people spending a lot of money feeding animals who wouldn’t give a sandwich to a starving man.


9 posted on 07/22/2013 4:24:01 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: markomalley

When I was 14years old I actually rode a horse into a fruit shop and got away with it!-I got to cross this one off my bucket list!


10 posted on 07/22/2013 4:24:38 AM PDT by cavador (Stop the boats,Stop the boats,-we are drowning in boat people!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

Naww. The horse was leaving its opinion of McD’s.


11 posted on 07/22/2013 4:27:12 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: Loud Mime

That is a possibility.


12 posted on 07/22/2013 4:40:20 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: markomalley
I was a bldg contractor in Wilmington, NC back in the 80's. One of the bldg Inspectors ( a good guy, but a drunk!) got ticketed for DUI while riding his horse at Wrightsville Beach, while quite inebriated...

His horse got tied to a light pole! He got thrown into the tank!


...not the horse in the article!

13 posted on 07/22/2013 4:43:03 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("Our nation endures and our government... has not perished from the earth."-Sarah Palin 7/1/13)
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To: Popman
I wonder why they refused her drive thru service....horse or car...I don’t see a big difference...when you pull up to the window....

Same here. I've seen bicycles go through. I'd be ticked too if they hadn't served me, although bringing the animal indoors was probably the wrong response. Should've just taken her money elsewhere.

14 posted on 07/22/2013 4:53:14 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: markomalley
You won't serve me at the window so I'll bring him in here and do this!

Stupid and criminal but with a rebel spirit that shows a dash of the irony and the absurd.
15 posted on 07/22/2013 4:54:25 AM PDT by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: \/\/ayne

It’s discrimination, I tell ya’. A person shouldn’t have to leave their seeing-eye horse outside. The horse helps them pick from the menu. The American Disabilities Act surely covers this.


16 posted on 07/22/2013 4:57:34 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Democrats will give you the shirt off somebody elses back for a vote.)
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To: markomalley
And I thought dog owners were wacky about their pets. (and they are) But I have to say this tops my two worst restaurant stories (basically the same event done by two different women at two different times in two different restaurants - dairy cafeteria at Cornell U. and Everybody's in Decatur)

Short of is is they plopped their diapered offspring on a table and changed a #2 diaper right where everyone was eating while smirking about it. I'm sure a hose can drop a lot larger load than a small child although to be fair, the horse didn't do it on a table.

17 posted on 07/22/2013 5:03:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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But then customers in the restaurant looked on in astonishment as the animal “ended up doing his business on the floor.”

Get a little horsesh*t, give a little...

As someone who knows a guy who got a DUI on a mule (hey! the mule knew the way home and enough to stay out of traffic), I think they probably should have served her at the drive-through.

Who would want to incur the possible liabilities of leaving a horse tied up outside unattended (they kick, they bite)? Not to mention the chance of some jerk hurting the horse?

18 posted on 07/22/2013 5:03:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: BipolarBob

There ya go Bob! It’s a SERVICE ANIMAL!


19 posted on 07/22/2013 5:05:30 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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To: markomalley
subsequently led the animal inside, where it defecated on the floor.

Probably better than half the "hamburgers" they were cooking.

20 posted on 07/22/2013 5:21:24 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: markomalley

The horse defecated because he thought he was going to be the next quarter pounder...


21 posted on 07/22/2013 5:29:30 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: Popman

I wonder why they refused her drive thru service....horse or car...I don’t see a big difference...when you pull up to the window....


When I was about 14, a bunch of us were hungry at about 2 AM and tried to walk up to the Burger King drive through. They said they couldn’t serve us unless we were in a car. We walked around the building, formed up in a “car formation,” walked up to the speaker (while the two in the “back seat” made car noises, and ordered. The staff laughed and told us to “pull-up to the window.”

People want to work with you if you have a sense of humor.


22 posted on 07/22/2013 5:34:10 AM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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To: WVKayaker

I see yer problem, you’re letting the horse order!


23 posted on 07/22/2013 5:34:39 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: markomalley

Take a patty. leave a few!


24 posted on 07/22/2013 5:35:20 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: markomalley

Ohhhh, Wilburrr! I think that burger used to be my sister...


25 posted on 07/22/2013 5:37:25 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: Popman

Just Brits being British ........

British horsemen have a long tradition of riding through the turnip patches of the peasants while in hot pursuit of a fox.

Eventually, said mere peasants left and formed “a more perfect union”.


26 posted on 07/22/2013 6:15:05 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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