Pictured: Adrian Peterson; Not Pictured: A McDonald's employee that was fired. . .and then re-hired. . .after allowing Peterson to use the McDonald's restroom after hours. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
My mother always told me that nothing good happens after midnight. Now, I don't think she had anything in mind like what happened in Minneapolis earlier this week, but it's still a pretty good example.
See, Adrian Peterson was out and about at 3 AM, and he apparently needed to use the restroom. These sorts of things happen, you know. So, he stopped at a 24-hour McDonald's, pulled up to the drive-through window, and politely asked the woman inside if he could make use of their facilities. (It's, apparently, one of those McDonald's where the drive-through is 24 hours, but the seating portion of the restaurant closes at a separate time.) The woman recognized who he was. . .I mean, duh, he's Adrian Peterson and all. . .so she opened the door and allowed him to use the restroom. This doesn't sound like a big deal, right?
Well, apparently it was a big deal, because she got fired later on in the week after word of the "incident". . .such as it was. . .got out.
The woman in question has apparently worked at this particular McDonald's for seven years.
However, you'll be happy to know that after word of the incident was picked up by local news sources in the Twin Cities, the woman was offered her job back, which she readily accepted.
The fact that this qualifies as news can only mean one thing. . .it's the off-season.