Monday, February 22, 2010

Drive Thru Tip

Today my kids and I were driving home from San Diego. For some reason unbeknownst to me, they were grumpy and they started to fight. I figured out that they hadn't eaten in a while and they were probably hungry, so I pulled into a McDonalds drive-thru for some food.

I pulled up to the microphone box (kids arguing in background) and an unusually cheerful voice said:

"Welcome to McDonalds! Would you like to try our delicious new ......Frappachino drink?"

I responded in a most serious tone:

"No thank you. I think I'll have ....... (long pause) one of your old greasy cheeseburgers please."

I urge you to try this the next time you go to the drive through just to see what happens. Here's what happened to me:

A muffled snickering erupted from the microphone. The voice started to say something, and then it burst out laughing. I pulled forward.

My kids stopped fighting and started laughing.... hysterically laughing. Laughing so hard that I thought Eden was going to wet his pants.... which would have been a disaster on my leather seats. Then I started laughing ... hysterically laughing... because they were laughing. I love it when they laugh.

Then I pulled up to the drive-thru window and the McDonald's employee was still snickering and smiling as he handed me my bag ..... and so were the employees in the background.

Sometimes it doesn't take much to turn your day around.

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