Story By: Gheorghi Caraseni, Sub Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Newsflash
Credit: Newsflash/Nathalie moermans Moermans
This is the moment a Belgian family without a car uses a makeshift cardboard vehicle so they can grab a sought-after McDonald’s meal when Drive-Thru services were finally reopened.
Nathalie Moermans, 48, and her daughters fancied a McDonald’s after some of the chain’s services were reopened and they visited a store in the city of La Louviere in the western Belgian province of Hainaut.
However, as the family does not own a car, and the restaurant area was closed, they had to come up with a plan to order a McDonald’s Drive-Thru meal without one.
Nathalie explained: “We had recently bought some furniture and we had all these leftover boxes.”
Together with her daughters, they fashioned a vehicle from the boxes which they then dubbed their “McDo-Mobile” complete with a COVID-10 licence plate.
Nathalie said: “At first, my daughters were not keen on going outside in the makeshift car because they didn’t want to be seen like that.
“However, as McDonald’s is only 500 metres from our door, I was able to convince them.”
Nathalie said that there were police officers present when they joined the Drive-Thru queue in their cardboard car who were initially suspicious of their motives.
She added: “They came up to us and asked what we were doing. We explained that we only came to use the Drive-Thru.
“They didn’t realise it was a makeshift car and thought we were dumping rubbish.
“When they realised what it was, they burst out laughing and took photos of our ‘car’.”
The family got to enjoy the McDonald’s they had been hankering for since lockdown measures were introduced in the country and Nathalie said: “In these weird times, it is good to have a laugh.”
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