Back in the day when I was a kid, kid's meals usually had some pretty cool toys. But then it was the 80's, and the 80's were some good times. But as the years go by, the toys start getting cheaper and cheaper and stupider. You may remember the LAST Stupidest Ever:
Now, at first sight, you're thinking "Oh, it's a kid's maze! What's wrong with that?" Well, let me give you a hint: Look really close and see if you notice something missing...
Yep. You're right. There is no little ball. At first I thought there was a manufacturing issue, so I took the toy up the counter to ask about it. I was like: "Umm... where's the ball?" The lady told me that the little balls were too dangerous so the company decided to make the mazes without, but that they would drill a little hold in the back so we could add our own little ball when we got home.
I just want to thank Carl's Jr. for being so thoughtful of my children's safety. I am so glad they wasted money and made a POS maze that really upset my kid because he thought it was surely broken. I will gladly take it home and get out my box of extra-dangerous killer maze balls that all parents have right? I especially love it that they don't think, I as a parent, have enough common sense to throw away broken toys if the ball was somehow able to escape. I love being treated like I am a complete moron.... makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
So not going to Carl's Jr. any time soon. I'll take them to Chick-a-Fillet where they give out children's books and fruit and non-breaded chicken nuggets are optional. They come around and re-fill my drink, have a play place, free wi-fi for my Kindle Fire, AND a condiment station. Carl's was totally stingy with the ketchup and only let my ketchup lovin' kiddo's have 3 packets to share! For the price that we pay, we should at least get 4... come on! Boo to Carl's!