Let us all pause a moment and reflect on how awesome Egg McMuffins are. When I was six years old, my mother announced that she'd gotten a computer job in Aukland, New Zealand, and the family moved there for a year. Being in a country that was quite different from the U.S. was my first taste of culture shock, and we combatted it by finding a familiar food to eat -- the Egg McMuffin from Aukland's lone McDonald's restaurant (this was back in 1976, so there are more of them now, I expect). When I came to Japan to live, I found myself experiencing the usual homesickness that anyone leaving their home country would, so once again I reached for my familiar friend, savoring the way the egg combines with the cheese and the Canadian Bacon just so. Someday I'll be sick in bed, and I hope I have loved ones around me who will bring me this wonderful food to eat and make me feel better.
Over the years I've been sustained by my old friend, the Egg McMuffin.