Friday, November 18, 2011
How I Lost a $1.89 (When second windows don't work)
How I Lost $1.89 (When second windows don’t work)
By Jon Slone
So I’m out at Brier Creek and I’m dying for a McDonald’s Coke.
To me, at the pinnacle of Soft-Drink Mountain sits Mountain Dew. But a classic Coke from McDonald’s is a close second.
Their signature potation borders on dessert in my opinion. That’s how good it is. And by, Great Zeus’ Beard, last night I was gonna have one. (Light ice of course)
Here’s what happened…
I pay my money at the first window and at the second, I receive my liquid confection in a super-sized container. And there was no orange juice in it so I was safe from droppage if and when my phone rang.
I get to the point where I’m about to turn onto highway 70 when I capriciously decide that now is as good a time as any to enjoy my first swig.
The next thing I know, my mouth is full of Diet Coke.
I calmly turn the space ship around and tool back to the Golden Arches. This time, at the second window, I’m even nicer and more cordial than I was the first time.
Jon: Pardon me, I asked for a Coke, this is Diet Coke. May I please have a real Coke por favor?
The Lady: Here.
Jon: Thank you.
I drove away. This time I let myself get all the way down where Miami Blvd intersects with 70. I took a second gulp, more anticipatory this go-around than the first. I mean, I couldn’t wait for runny righteousness to trickle down my gullet like candy-coated raindrops from a clumpy Coca-Cola cloud!
It was Diet Coke.
If I had gone back one more time, the title of this post would have read:
How I lost a Coke but gained a gift card.
Jon No-drink Slone