Wednesday, December 31, 2008

"You want fries with that?"

I stopped at Sonic for lunch today. Whenever I place an order at Sonic, I know what I want when I push the little red button. That's why I push the button. My decision has been made. Do not offer me Caramel Cheesecake Bites, a Butterfinger Blast or a Hazelnut Frozen Latte. Do not offer them to me because I do, in fact, want them. I want all of them. Just take my order and be done with me. Aren't I doing enough damage to my thighs by just pulling into Sonic in the first place?

Today's order chick took the up-selling to a whole new level:

Order Chick: Welcome to Sonic. May I help you?

Me: I'd like the #11 (*) with a strawberry limeade.

Order Chick: Would you like a cheeseburger with that?

Me: Uh, excuse me?

Order Chick: ((silence))

Me: Excuse me, what did you say?

Order Chick: Would you like a cheeseburger with that? Or, some french toast sticks?

Me: No. No...no.

Order Chick: Okay. Thank you.

I'm guessing the Order Chick originally intended to offer to add french toast sticks to my breakfast burrito order, but she wasn't backing down on that cheeseburger. Of course, I guess it's possible there's been a rush lately of customers placing their order and suddenly shouting, "Oh, wait! I almost forgot. I need a cheeseburger!"

(*) #11 - sausage, egg and cheese burrito; tater tots, drink

7 comments:

Larry Jones said...

Rock on in 2009, Laurie!

My word verification for this: poticat (pronounced "potty-cat")

Happy New Year!

Susan in St. Paul said...

LOL, Laurie! After 45 mins of almost straight coughing, I really needed that laugh :-)


*chavi-coughing hard's always very inconvenient.

Leslie said...

We are FINALLY getting a Sonic in our area...right after I've sworn off fast food.

Happy New Year!

Grimm said...

The are finally building a Sonic within 50 miles of where I live so I can finally try some of those delicious things I have seen on TV.

And by the way, a #11 sounds pretty damn good.

Laurie said...

Larry - Those word verifiers are more word-like these days, don't you think?

Susan - Hope you feel better!

Leslie - There are some good chicken items, too.

Grimm - They serve breakfast all day!!

Lorna said...

My God, I almost fell off my chair! you're one funny lady.

Laurie said...

Lorna - Hahaha!! I love making people fall off of furniture.