My name is Bridgette and I have an addiction….to sweet tea. Unfortunately, I don’t think there is a 12 step program for this which is probably why I am a member of Weight Watchers. My addiction forces my car to stop at the McDonald’s on my way home from work to indulge my sweet tooth (completely against my will of course). Recently, my local McDonald’s decided to go all modern and add a second drive thru lane.
At first glance, it looks like a fabulous idea! Anything that could help me get my sweet tea faster has to be a positive, right?!? Wrong. Pulling up to the second drive thru lane, I was first in line. As I waited for service, a line began to form in drive thru lane #1. I watched 3 cars be served in lane 1 as I still sat in lane 2. I totally didn’t realize I was driving my invisible car that day…my bad. As my thirst grew, so did my aggravation so I decided to back out of lane 2 and join the party in the first lane. Obviously, if I wanted tea, I wasn’t going to get it sitting in the second lane.
Like any first rate driver, I looked in my rear view mirror and didn’t see any cars around me (other than the ones happily sipping their beverages in lane one). As I reversed, I heard a very distinct crunch which sounded a lot like my back bumper. Turns out that this particular store had a sneaky side entrance and another patron decided to take advantage of the short line in lane 2 (bad move) which was directly in my blind spot. Thank God for auto insurance, right?
My car has been fixed and all is well. The whole experience has left a bad taste in my mouth for 2 lane drive thru fast food, but the sweet tea more than makes up for it! Hopefully, my sweet tea addiction won’t cause me to have to search for new insurance quotes!