In light of not being able to faithfully get an embarrassing post out every Saturday, I’ve decided to stop trying. I from this point on, I’ll just begin to add them to the week as I feel moved. So if I happen to post on Saturday it might not always be an embarrassing post anymore.
Story Circa 2005
This is a fairly recent encounter. I find that nothing can cause embarrassing posts for me the way commerce can. For some reason a disproportionally large amount of these episodes happen during a purchase.
I was driving thru to get some lunch between calls. I’m not positive what the order was, but it was most likely a salad and a diet coke. This is my standard lunch drive thru fare. When I get up to the front I exchange pleasantries with the clerk. I then pay him, he says thank you and I drive on. This all seemed to go pretty smooth you say.
Wait I say…
As I round the corner I realize… I didn’t get my lunch. I paid, and drove away without my lunch. Groan. The place is packed in like crazy. I didn’t know what to do. I parked in the lot and walked inside. After waiting through a five minute line I get to the front.
“What can I get you?”
“Ummm… I just came thru the drive thru”
“I ordered and paid, but didn’t get my food”
“I drove off without my food…I have a receipt”
The counter clerk eyed me with distrust, but checked with the drive thru clerk. The drive thru clerk came over toting my bag.
“First time I’ve ever seen that one buddy!”
The clerk, and other patrons got a good laugh and I got my lunch, which for some reason had a bitter aftertaste.