A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 29, 2022
“Gas station car washes are the McDonald’s ice cream machines of traveling” (often broken)

The ice cream machines at McDonald’s restaurants are often broken. The car washes at gas stations are also often broken.

“Works car wash is like McDonald’s ice cream machine, always broken” was poste on Twitter by Whit on April 13, 2015. “The adult version of the ice cream machine being broken at McDonald’s is the car wash being broken” was posted on Twitter by lou segs on June 13, 2017. “Why is every car wash I try to go to broken ? Are they the new McDonald’s ice cream machine ?” was posted on Twitter by xtinademarinis on January 10, 2018. “Gas station car washes are the McDonald’s ice cream machines of traveling” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on May 28, 2022.


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Whit
@whittters_
Works car wash is like McDonald’s ice cream machine, always broken
2:05 PM · Apr 23, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Gabe
@GabrielFerbeyre
Getting to a car wash and it’s not working is like the McDonald’s ice cream machine
12:07 PM · Oct 9, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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lou segs
@sgntlr
The adult version of the ice cream machine being broken at McDonald’s is the car wash being broken.
9:25 PM · Jun 13, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Dubs
@MikeDubsRadio
Holidays broken car wash is what McDonald’s broken ice cream machine is haha
9:50 PM · Jul 10, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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alex
@alexbongiorno1
Honda Millennium’s free car wash sevice be “down” as much as McDonalds’ icecream machine be broken like whats good
8:24 AM · Dec 5, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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xtinademarinis
@xtinademarinis
Why is every car wash I try to go to broken ? Are they the new McDonald’s ice cream machine ?
10:42 PM · Jan 10, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Ken
@kennethmtaylor2
i think sunocos car wash is broken more than mcdonald’s ice cream machine. 🙄
4:15 PM · Jan 20, 2018 from Ogdensburg, NY·Twitter for iPhone

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Cameron
@tharealbameron
I swear the BP car wash is down more than the McDonald’s ice cream machine
11:55 AM · Feb 5, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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The Wolf of Rowley Street
@NickMelill0
The Fowler car wash is broken more often than a McDonald’s ice cream machine 🙄
4:10 PM · Dec 19, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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Christy Durell
@Christydurell
The BP car wash not working is the adult equivalent of the McDonalds ice cream machine not working #certaintiesinlife
5:00 AM · Feb 26, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Socks N Crocs
@kidyungn
Idk what is broken more, McDonald’s ice cream machines or gas station car washes
2:11 PM · May 22, 2019·Tweetbot for iΟS

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⚽️ Adam Hester 🏃‍♀️
@AHester32
Shreveport-Bossier car washes seem to have the same working success rate as the McDonalds ice cream machine.
11:45 AM · May 28, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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LP
@LPPelletier83
What’s broken more often between McDonald’s ice cream machine and @CoucheTardQc Esso car wash?
9:51 AM · Jun 7, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Marty Gorchynski
@MartyGorchynski
Is it just me, or are Co-op car washes the equivalent of McDonalds ice cream machines?
3:41 PM · Jun 14, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Jack
@JackAShannon
Everyone talks about McDonald’s ice cream machine being down. Let’s talk about dealerships and their car washes never working.
11:33 AM · Oct 17, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Bobby Zee
@Zupchubacabra
Car dealerships are the biggest rip offs ever. My place offers a free car wash but legit the car wash is broken more than the McDonald’s ice cream machine.
4:08 PM · Sep 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Ashley Woodie
@AshleyWoodie284
The car wash at @sheetz be acting like the ice cream machine at McDonald’s
9:34 PM · Nov 15, 2020·Twitter for Android

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Kodak Jack
@JacksonWhite28
Marlows automatic car wash is like McDonald’s ice cream machine, that shit is never working
10:14 PM · Dec 27, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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BIG CHY
@badgalchychyy
Lexus car wash stay down like McDonald’s ice cream machine 🤦🏽‍♂️
9:00 AM · Jan 9, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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topochichoe
@topochichoe
Everyone talks about McDonald’s ice cream machines always being out of order but no one talks about gas station car washes
1:55 PM · Feb 10, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Thunderkleeze
@thunderkleeze
Replying to @petitedoggo
I think this car wash is 24/7.... except when it breaks all of the time like a McDonalds ice cream machine.
11:00 PM · Feb 23, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Chadd Blanchard
@chadd_blanchard
The @fleet_farm carwash is broke more often than the @McDonalds ice cream machine.
8:44 AM · Mar 29, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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B 🇺🇸🇸🇯
@brianh5201
More reliable?
@KwikTrip car wash or @McDonalds ice cream machine??
10:13 PM · Apr 2, 2021·Twitter for Android

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MuppetBabies31
@TheSpangover
I love Kwik Trip but their car wash availability is right on par with McDonalds ice cream machine.
10:20 AM · Sep 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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SCARLET POPPY
@luey_06
Gas stations car washes are the equivalent to McDonald’s ice cream machines…They never work
1:18 PM · Oct 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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😏
@alovelydai
ROFO’s car wash is the McDonald’s ice cream machine of car washes.
1:41 PM · Dec 4, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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𝚖𝚎𝚕𝚊𝚗𝚒𝚊~
@theBrideofDrac
Automatic car washes be out of order more than McDonald’s icecream machines 😠
7:00 AM · Feb 18, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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BANK $INATRA
@bigmarsino
Esso Car washes are like McDonald’s ice cream machines, never working
12:07 PM · Feb 21, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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Melissa Penuel
@mpen07
Are Royal Farms car washes the new McDonald’s ice cream machines? #alwaysbroken
@Royal_Farms
6:07 PM · Mar 21, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/and_hankmardoukis May 28, 2022
Gas station car washes are the McDonald ice cream machines of traveling

Posted by Barry Popik
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