Vikings running back Adrian Peterson recently found himself out and needing to use the bathroom at 3 in the morning. So he went to a McDonald’s drive-through window.
An assistant manager saw Peterson, recognized him and let him in. But soon after that she was fired, apparently because her bosses found out that she let someone into the restaurant after hours.
“He’s a public figure. . . I know him better than some of the maintenance people that come in and out,” the woman told Consumerist. “I never thought in a million years that that decision was going to cost me my career.”
If it never occurred to her that she could get fired for letting someone use the bathroom, she apparently isn’t a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, on which Larry David once got a nanny fired for letting him inside to use the bathroom during an outdoor party.
However, there’s a happy ending: After the media caught wind of the story, McDonald’s gave the woman her job back.