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No More Drive-Thrus For Me

October 15th, 2008 at 01:12 am

A few days ago i posted about my change experiance at a national chain burger joint. All's well that ends well.

Today i did it again. I went thru a drive-thru, even though i know better, even though every fiber of my being said to walk in.

A bit of backround: As most you may or may not know I am a Postman. We had yesterday off for "Colombus Day" (or as i prefer to call it "Native American Day" *ty South Dakota*).

Anyway whenever we have a Monday off it means all the mail you would have gotten Monday is piled up on top of Tuesday's regular mail. Colombus Day is also historically the heaviest mail day of the year. It's the un-official start of the Christmas catalog mailing season (you may or may not have noticed a few extra catalogs today).

The long and the short of it is we were extremely busy, and i was worn out by the time i finished. I hadn't had anything to eat since 4.30 am, I got off at 4.45 pm.

Drive-thru to the rescue. yea right. My order was simple, 2 cheese burgers, fries and a diet coke. They were quick and friendly and i drove my weary butt off without checking my order. Mistake.

I was on the inter-state when i reached into the bag and grabbed one, took a bite, and almost broke my teeth. Have you ever bitten into something that wasn't there? it was a picture perfect cheese burger with one small exception. No burger. The bun was there, the ketchup, the pickle, the onion even the cheese was there...no burger.

I was less-then happy to say the least. I called the 800 number on the bag and told the lady on the other end my story. Do you know what she said? "are you sure there was no burger in your sandwich?". Thank goodness i wasn't driving, i would have surely wrecked my car by driving it off the road laughing so hard. She took all my info and apologised several times promised that she would "relay" my experiance to the resturant owner and managers.

So I have made myself this very solemn vow: NO MATTER HOW HUNGRY, HOW PRESSED FOR TIME, OR WHAT SPECIAL OFFER IS ONLY AVAILABLE A THE DRIVE-THRU...I AM NOT ALLOWED TO USE THE DRIVE-THRU ANYMORE

p.s. I still think Joe Pesci has drive-thrus nailed down "they **** you in the drive-thru"

What would you do?

October 4th, 2008 at 11:32 am

I have a routine every morning...drag myself out of a warm bed..get my caffine...turn on my puter...make a small breakfast....read this page and a few others...shower and head off to work...

The other morning i woke up late...i had to choose what would be the sacrificial item of my routine...breakfast and reading lost...problem with that is i do not function well without food..so i made a quick stop by one of those national chain food places for a sandwich...(i know not real cost effective)...

Anyway i used the drive thru (another thing i very rarely do *think Joe Pechi in Lethal Weapon*)...my order was simple and accually correct for once...the lady was nice and chipper for so early in the morning...but after i drove off i discovered not real good at counting...i had handed her a 20.00 for a 3.50 bill...when i looked at my change i had 21.50...it bothered me all day...after work i went back and talked to the manager and gave him the 5.00 back...he gave me 10.00 worth of coupons for my effort...

I didn't mention when i used the drive thru..or decribe who helped me...i didn't want to get her in trouble..later realizing that after the drawer was counted they would know anyway...

My question is...what would you have done?..returned the money or let it be as it is?