Monday, January 24, 2011

Just Give Me My Bleepin' Burrito

Sometimes it is just easier to do without.  I stopped by the local Sonic the other day to get some breakfast.  Here is how the conversation went:

Speaker:  Hello, this is x, thanks for making my Sonic, your Sonic.  Can I take your order?

TS:  Yes, I would like a sausage, egg, & cheese burrito combo with tots and a diet Coke.  I would also like a strawberry/banana smoothie, and that will be all.

Speaker: Would you like to make the smoothie your combo drink?

TS:  No, I want a diet coke with my combo.  The smoothie is extra.

Speaker:  Would you like tots, fries, or onion rings with that combo?

TS:  Tots.

Speaker:  Would you like some mozzarella sticks with that?

TS:  No.

Speaker:  Would you like to make that a large?

TS:  No.

Speaker:  Ok, I have a number #14 combo with tots, diet coke, and a strawberry/banana smoothie.  Correct?

TS:  #14 combo on your board is a sausage, egg and cheese toaster combo, not a burrito.

Speaker:  Oh, ok.  Got it.

Believe it or not, the order was right, but by then I was ready for lunch.  Before those of you who know me raise the question - yes, the F-250 Super Duty Diesel was turned off.

Would you care for another blog topic?

Zach, A Tennessee Squire


  1. That chain and a couple of others drive me crazy with the up-selling. I'm like you. I'll get right to it - especially if I'm by myself and know there's not going to be any changes to the order. I tell 'em what I want and always follow clearly with "and that's all". Inevitably, I get the "would you like...?" One of these days, ONE OF THESE DAYS ALICE, I wish I'd have the presence of mind to reply "well since its free, sure I'll take it."

  2. My pet peeve is Dollar General when they ask if I would like to give my change to literacy. I always want to say, "no, would you like to round down my bill?"

    I once heard a comedian say: "three words you never need to hear together, McDonalds...breakfast...burrito. Different chain but the sentiment remains.