I just read an article, about the McWhopper Fiasco, on my friend’s website, Tasty Nerds.com. Here is the link. http://tastynerds.com/mcdonalds-rejects-burger-kings-proposal-mcwhopper/
The story is about a proposal from Burger King to McDonald’s, for them to come together as friends and not rivals on “Peace Day” 2015. The article goes into detail about the proposal and my friend’s reactions to McDonald’s response.
After reading the article, I could not help but to remember about a similar incident in a movie. Many many people love and watch this movie, every year at Thanksgiving, without fail. I wrote a paragraph about it below, as the best example that I could think of to demonstrate two rivals coming together for a common cause.
In the movie “Miracle On 34th Street”, two of the biggest stores in New York, Macy’s and Gimbel’s, came together and started operating as friends instead of enemies. I say as friends, because they didn’t actually merge in the movie, they would just tell their customers if the other store was selling an item that they did not carry, or that they were out of at the time. In the movie, Macy’s did not have a pair of roller skates that a little girl told the Macy’s Santa that she wanted for Christmas. Well. The Santa knew that Gimbel’s had them for sale. He was able to get the Mother away from the little girl and tell her where to find the skates. When the word got out about the “helpful” Santa at Macy’s, Gimbel’s decided to approach Macy’s and see if the two stores could start telling their customers which store had what items for sale. Let’s say, (I’m saying this, it wasn’t in the movie) Macy’s would tell their customer if Gimbel’s had bedroom slippers for the man of the house that they didn’t have, and Gimbel’s would tell their customer if Macy’s had a particular nightie that they didn’t have. They were working together peacefully as friends instead of enemies.
“Peace Day” is a very important start to what could be a world changing event. It is possible that “Peace Day” could one day be observed and celebrated in many countries all over the world. Wouldn’t that be something? If other countries were to celebrate a day of the observance of peace. A day where, for at least a period of 24 hours, there were no gun shots, no bombs, no grenades, no torpedoes, or any other explosive device being shot off, and no screams from stabbings. If there was absolute quiet from these types of noises
I am a dreamer and an optimist. My dreams would take it a step further and visualize all of the countries that observed “Peace Day” liking it so much that they would see just how long the peace could or would last. It would be a nice thing to measure how many days or weeks or months that could pass without the horrible noises. If everybody would realize that it’s the violence that kills so many people, then there could absolutely be a change toward world peace. Just think about how many families and whole communities and possibly even civilizations have been wiped out due to the violence. It is my hope and prayer that “Peace Day” will continue for many many years.