Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Just Park And Walk In

Shipley's, believe or not (see what I did there?), doesn't have a menu on it's drive-thru wall. Shouldn't it be required that any donut shop with a drive-thru have a list of the donuts they offer? Because that seems to make sense to me. Even a piece of paper tacked to the wall would help. Or a chalkboard with a list of all the fillings they offer. Because I totally panicked. I pulled up to the window and the lady asked me what I wanted. And I did a big clockwise circle with my head, trying to find the stupid menu. And she looked at me like I was crazy. So I blurted out, "Uh, I need a dozen donuts!" And she just stared at me. Then I'm pretty sure she hit one of those hidden buttons under the counter like a silent alarm to alert all the other workers that they had a weirdo at the window to stare at.

So with 15 people staring at me, 20 minutes after I woke up, I had to try to remember as many types of donuts I could besides glazed. And all I could remember were the ones I don't like that much. So I got two cherry-filled, two cream-filled (I couldn't think of the word "custard"!) and two chocolate (without sprinkles!!!!!!). Which means I managed to get six plain glazed and six donuts that nobody wanted. So I sat alone in a dark conference room and wept while I choked down the cherry (cough syrup) donut. But at least I didn't completely lose my head and order that pink icing with peanuts Frankenstein-donut that always ends up by itself in the box.

1 comment:

AFWingMom said...

And just to confirm what you already suspect, the people in the drive-thru do have a weirdo alert signal. And we use it often.

And please tell me you weren't a hoarder of breakfast items?