On the way to school this morning, I decided to stop at Burger King for a biscuit and an iced tea. I could drink iced tea by the gallon and usually have one to start my day and typically stop somewhere to get a cup (or two) that will sustain me over the course of the day. Based on my actions this morning, I might need to have a cup of tea before I even leave my house!
I pulled into the Burger King parking lot and checked to make sure that I had cash in my purse. I use my ATM card so much that I often don’t have cash and I really don’t like to use my credit card at fast food restaurants. After I verified that I had enough money to cover my breakfast, I pulled forward and scanned the large menu. I was feeling pretty indecisive this morning and I couldn’t decide between a bacon and egg croissant or a sausage biscuit. As I made my choice, I waited patiently for the voice to come over the speaker asking me for my order. I sat there for a few minutes, wondering if anyone was going to take my order. I glanced in the window and saw people moving around behind the counter, but still nobody offered to take my order. Hmm. This was unusual. I never usually had to wait here before, especially when no one else was in the drive-thru lane.
I sat there for a couple of more minutes, still wondering what was going on. They were open, weren’t they? It was after 6 A.M., so they were supposed to be open. The lights were on and a couple of cars were parked in the lot. I looked around again. but this time, instead of seeing the speaker box, I realized that I had been sitting next to the trash can the whole time. It’s no wonder nobody asked me for my order! With my face flushed red, I eased up to the speaker box and was immediately greeted by a cheery voice asking me for my order. After I placed my order, I pulled around to the window and I know my face was beet red. I handed the cashier my money and then took my cup of tea and the bag with my biscuit and quickly drove off. I have a feeling that it will be awhile before I visit Burger King again!