Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Why, yes, I would like fries with that.

Once more in my futile attempt to understand society and its "norms," I took advantage today of the "buy 1 jalapeno burger, get 1 free" coupon that I got in the mail last week. No, I didn't eat both of them. I don't have a deathwish. Yet. I gave the other one to a friend at work. Anyway, I get up at 4 a.m. By 10 a.m., I'm 1/2 way through my day. Do you know what happens at most people's midpoints in their day? Yep. Lunch. So, having been taught the vaulable lesson of the difference between 10 and 10:30 in the fast food world, I waited. And waited. My stomach was trying to eat my backbone. But, I understand that Breakfast is served until 10:30, at which point I can only assume all the leftover biscuits and sausages and "eggs" magically transform into stale fries and hamburgers. Hey, you only have to tell me that once. Or maybe twice, even though I know it's an argument I won't win. I once ordered lunch at 10:20 and they told me that I would have to wait until they finished with breakfast before I could get my order. 10 minutes. My response? "No problem, start cooking it now as I'm always in this damned line for 15 minutes anyway." That went over like a turd in a punch bowl. One other time? I asked for some of those lovely diced onions that only McDonald's has to be put on my sausage biscuit. She said, "we don't have those for breakfast." To which I replied "you mean, you don't have any in the whole restaurant and at 10:30, Wells Fargo brings them in or something?" Also not received well. So, imagine my surprise today when I showed up at the drive thru at 10:27, fully expecting to be shot down. This time, however, was different. After a lot of delay and some serious questioning by the clerk to her manager (really, I'm not making that up), it was decided that yes I could have a burger. The time at this point? 10:31. Time that I pulled out of the parking lot....10:45. I guess today really is my lucky day -- in some perverse parallel universe I'm guessing.

7 comments:

Nina said...

Good one. Except why would you want those diced onions on anything? Blech.

GiveEmHellHarry said...

Well, you definitely don't want those all important questions about customer service answered by the gal manning the drive-thru. That there be a management decision.

And do ever notice the look of sheer terror on their face when you ask for no onions or tomatoes as their eyes dart across the key pad looking for the onion symbol? I sometimes make up special orders just to see if I can make a head explode.

Ha Ha Sound said...

I hate how fast food restaurants won't serve stuff from breakfast at other times of the day and vice versa, but actually it's a good thing. If I could get a McGriddle anytime of day, I'd be as big as a house.

JDizzle said...

Just go to Denny's and get whatever you want. They'll serve you lobster at 8:00am if you want it.

Cheers®™©™ said...

NORMS!!!

Lioux said...

I, too, enjoy eating lunch.

Being a Fast Food junkie myself, I'm surprised many FF restaurants don't offer brunches.

They could super size Bloody Marys and everything.

123Valerie said...

I love that "eggs" got quotation marks.

So true, J. So true.