—The Night The Lights Went Out At …—
I’ve been sitting on this story for a bit.
I didn’t want to tell the story and make some establishment sound bad. So I’m not about that. If I had a problem with an establishment, I would go to management and not Social Media.
…But the story is so dang good… At least to me… Maybe you had to be there…
It’s 9:10 pm.
I turn into “……..” fast food restaurant joint and pull up to the drive-thru.
There is already one car in front of me placing its order.
So I pull up behind them and wait patiently.
At 9:13 pm, the car finishes placing its order and pulls up to the window.
I pull forward to the drive-thru order screen and wait for the server to come over the speaker and ask me what I’d like to order.
At 9:15 pm, the car that was ahead of me gets its order and drives off.
Then, still 9:15 pm, the lights turn off.
I look over to the dining room, and the lights inside are now off too.
Thinking the power may have gone out, I look at the drive-thru window and see the employee counting the money in the register. There are lights on in that area.
I realize that they have closed on me, and they’re not going to even come over the speaker and tell me.
I think to myself, “This is my whole 45 years of life summed up at 9:15 pm on a Thursday…” and I begin laughing.
I continue laughing as I drive off.
I then went to Jack’s. They’re open late.
PS – I have eaten there since. They do have good food.