Tuesday, September 9, 2008

This dude is like the Wilt Chamberlin of burgers.

Man says he's eaten 23,000 Big Macs since 1972
September 9, 2008

FOND DU LAC, Wis.—A 54-year-old man says his obsessive-compulsive disorder drove him to eat 23,000 Big Macs in 36 years.

Fifty-four-year-old Don Gorske says he hit the milestone last month, continuing a pleasurable obsession that began May 17, 1972 when he got his first car.

Gorske has kept every burger receipt in a box. He says he was always fascinated with numbers, and watching McDonald's track its number of customers motivated him to track his own consumption.

The only day he skipped a Big Mac was the day his mother died, to respect her request.

The correctional-institution employee says he doesn't care when people call his Big Mac obsession crazy. He says he's in love with the burgers, which are the highlights of his days.

I love this guy. That is one Big Mac a day everyday for 63 years. Everyday he eats a Big Mac and it is the highlight of his day. He better have a cardiologist on retainer. If that were me you have to hit me with those paddles every hour to get get my sausage heart beating again.

I am just picturing Forest Gump. His life is that simple. The only day he skipped was the day his Mom died. I am tearing up here. Now I am hoping for his sake that he does not have a wife or girlfriend because saying that the highlight of your day is a Big Mac on a national news wire will get you stabbed even in Wisconsin.

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