I have a bad habit of stopping for fast food and sweet tea on my way to school in the mornings. Many mornings, I stop at Burger King. While Burger King’s breakfast options are not among my favorites, it’s on the way to school, so at least it’s convenient.
As I sat at the drive-thru window, waiting for my bacon and egg croissant and iced tea, I noticed a sign on the window directing customers to turn off their windshield wipers while waiting at the window. I thought about this sign, one that I’ve never seen at any other drive-thru (and believe me, I am very familiar with drive-thru windows:)). I never considered the effect of a car sitting at the drive-thru window in a rainstorm with the windshield wipers going. I never thought about the possibility of water flinging across the windshield and into an open drive-thru window. It would be extremely unpleasant to be sprayed with water multiple times throughout the course of a shift. So, the next time it’s raining and I’m sitting at a drive-thru window, hopefully I’ll remember that sign and turn off my windshield wipers as a courtesy.