Whopper

Whopper



Four people are suing Burger King for false advertising because they say that the burgers are not as large as the burgers in the advertised picture.  They claim that they would not have chosen to eat there if they had really known the size of the burgers.  Two things came to my mind.  One is that I went to Burger King a few months ago and I ordered what I thought was a double hamburger but in reality was a Double King Whopper.  I believe that the sandwich weighed about three pounds.  So I am surprised at the lawsuit.  My second thought was why anyone would want more of that kind of burger.  Now, Five Guys, yes.  Burger King, no.  
I am pretty sure that this is just a money grab but in the articles I read the people suing try to come off as if this is some kind of moral crusade.  They just want the food industry to be held accountable.  They want to make sure that restaurants are not lying when they advertise their food.  Yes, they say, put your food in the best possible light but do not exaggerate what the food really is.  I am so glad that they have taken on this crusade because I have always believed the pictures and videos of those large, juicy burgers falling off the bun.  It has never occurred to me that restaurants, especially fast food places, would exaggerate what their food looks like.  I have been duped all these years. Please note sarcasm.
There is a moral issue here.  The issue is that we have limited time and energy and to use it for something like this is immoral.  This lawsuit will not just waste these people’s resources but will waste the time of many others.  I know that those suing are hoping Burger King will simply throw some money at them, but if it does go to court, etc. think of all the time and energy wasted.  We all want to make a difference in this world but we need to find more important things to seek to change than the size of Burger King hamburgers.
Too often we find ourselves passionate about the wrong things.  We get angry and upset over things that are simple inconveniences and spend our valuable time and energy on things that have very little eternal value.  If your burger is smaller than advertised, then go somewhere else.  You only have so much emotional energy and to use it on small hamburgers robs it from true issues like hungry children, homelessness, or lost people dying without Jesus.  I have seen this issue in churches too many times.  So much energy trying to make right small issues and inconveniences while the larger issues of sharing the gospel, loving those hurting, or working hard at true worship are ignored.  Does what your spending your energy on truly matter in light of eternity?
We probably chuckle when we read stories about people suing Burger King for small burgers.  But when we really stop and think about it, our hearts should be breaking that lives are being wasted in this way. Limited life resources being eaten up by such pettiness.  We need to pause and evaluate what is eating up our lives and is it worth it in light of eternity?  Then go to Five Guys.

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