Wednesday, August 15, 2007

One thing on my mind. When ordering fast food do you ever freeze in front of the drive through window? This has been a lifelong problem for me. It's even worse if someone else is driving. They ask me..."Okay what do you want?" and I ask them, "Well what are you getting?" They look at me like I've lost my mind and tell me. I then have to contemplate longer about my personal choice. Usually this results in the driver telling me to please hurry or in my husbands case he leans forward and makes me yell my order into the microphone. In the mean time the order taker person is sighing and saying "Are you ready?" The other problem I have is fast food jargon. I hate saying what I want...like, "I WANT the double bacon cheese burger." or " I want a Mc Chicken sandwich." Just saying it bothers me.
Last night I had an immediate need for a frozen slushie thingy. I was driving home at about 9:45 p.m. and I went through the drive through of Burger King which I really should not even have considered considering how irritating all their commercials are lately. Anyways I knew they had slushies so I get to the window and I see a picture of a glorious purple slushie emblazoned on their billboard. Oooh. That's it. But underneath the picture it had about twelve different slushie descriptions none of which I recognized. I was like...oh crud. Then the lady says..."Can I take your order?" I totally freeze. I can't even remember what those slushie things are called. Is it a slush puppie? An icee, a freeze? I'm panicked. Suddenly I feel inspired. "I would like a slushie" uhoh what is the flavor of that purple one.....I pause then continue "that is purple." The lady seems slightly troubled but tells me to come to the first window to pay. She hands me the purple slushie and all is well. I will add it was very yummy.

4 comments:

Rachel H said...

hahah! That picture is totally awesome! Wow. Nothing like the good ole' days where lard makes the whole family sing.

Stephanie said...

My problem lately is that I rationalize getting fast food for Oliver, but then I eat most of it. I have a weakness for all brands of chicken nuggets...all things in "nuggets" really are the best.

Amelia said...

Nuggetizing is the bomb. I'll get more cool ad pictures for you! They are really real!

kim said...

Amelia baby! You have a BLOG! I'm so insanely excited! You will now be on my list of people to check out on a regular basis, so you'd better post some interesting stuff! I am dying laughing right now 'cause I can totally hear you in my head saying, "I want a slushie..... that is purple." Oh so Amelia of you!