The first half my day today was dedicated to cleaning, paying bills, doing laundry, taking the recycling in, and taking out the trash. Evidence shows that I respond well to food bribes, so I told myself “Jenna, if you clean today, I will get you Burger King for lunch.” And that’s exactly what I did.
I have a bit of a ritual when I go to Burger King. On the way there, I often sing a little song I created to the tune of “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” that goes “Burger King, Whopper with cheese. Burger King, for a Whopper with cheese.” If I’m lucky, my favorite employee is working the drive-thru. We play this little game where she tries to ask me questions about my order that I am already trying to tell her. Our interactions go something like this:
“Welcome to Burger King, would you like to try a value meal?”
“Yes, I want a number 1 with chee…”
“Would you like cheese on that?”
“Yes… and I don’t want onio…”
“What do you want on your burger?”
“Everything but onion and tomato. And can I get fri…”
“Do you want fries or onion rings as a side?”
“Fries. And a Dr. Pepp…”
“What do you want to drink?”
Sometimes, if I’m feeling particularly competitive, I just plow ahead and say my order without pausing when she tries to interrupt. Today, however, I played along with the 30 questions. My meal was delicious, with the exception of flat Dr. Pepper that couldn’t take my taste buds on a journey any more than flat tires could move my car.
I am posting today's entry early because tonight I am going to a benefit for my friend Tommy. His house recently burned down and he lost all of his belongings and his adorable dog. For those of you in the Huntington area, the benefit is at the V-Club at 8:00. Several bands will be playing, including Deadbeats & Barkers, AC30, and Sasha Colette & The Magnolias. I hope to see you there!