Before the pandemic, the concept of getting fast food delivered to your house was something people would joke about when they were hungover, stoned, grieving a fresh breakup, or suffering major PMS. But the idea was always shrouded in an aura of absurdity, at least among functional adults. (After all, if you’re too lazy to use a drive-through, how hungry can you really be?)
But then, as we collectively suffered through the societal freeze of COVID-19—it happened. GrubHub, EatStreet, Instacart, and DoorDash all soared in popularity. And let’s not even pretend that a bunch of us weren’t secretly ordering Taco Bell at midnight once in a while.
But there are drawbacks to every truly great invention, and this would prove no exception. Just ask the Texas mom whose two-year-old son, Barrett, stole her phone while she was working on her computer, and ordered 31 McDonald’s cheeseburgers on DoorDash. Being two years old, Barrett probably couldn’t do the math to realize he was spending nearly $100 on cheeseburgers . . . and not even a single Happy Meal among them!
Barrett’s mom, Kelsey, thought the situation was funny enough to share on social media; her posts also invited local friends and acquaintances to stop by and snag a few free burgers.
As of the time of this writing, the post—featuring a cute, grinning Barrett seated on a tabletop next to a mountain of yellow-wrapped burgers—had garnered 10,000 shares and nearly 5,000 likes on Facebook. Move over, Hamburgler; there’s a Cheeseburglar in town!