Rarely does a day go by when a Groupon or a Living Social deal hits my inbox and I don’t think, “I should unsubscribe to this bullsh*t.” Because 99.17% of the time, the things they offer are of no interest to me. In the entire time I have subscribed to these two, which is a little over a year I guess, I have bought a total of two coupons — one for Old Navy and another for a bar in New Orleans called Tracey’s that’s kinda famous for its poboys. I then forgot about both of them and they went unused. This, along with the fact that just about every merchant who agrees to participate in a Groupon or Living Social deal ends up regretting it, is why these with both die slow, agonizing deaths. The guy at Groupon who turned down six billion from Google last year is a fool who should go drown himself in the nearest Port-O-Potty he can find.
Anyway, today is the day I finally actually unsubscribe to Living Social. Offering me half-off coupons I’ll never use for hair extensions and pedicures is one thing, but coupons for Big Macs at McDonald’s? As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m not an anti-fast food Nazi by any stretch, but I’ve eaten maybe one Big Mac in my life. You see, on the rare occasion I go to McDonald’s, I’m more of a Quarter Pounder and Chicken Mcnuggets kind of guy. Big Macs have that “special sauce’ on them that’s just disgusting, so I think this is a dealbreaker for me.
On the bright side, at least they’re not offering coupons for McRibs. And they have the Hamburglar.