Yesterday, I was out running errands, and my stomach started to cave in on itself from hunger. I was near Qdoba, one of my favoritest places to eat ever…and decided I couldn’t live without their black bean concoction of yumminess, and the fresh lemon wedges they offer, to put in your Diet Coke. A definite plus in the fast food world.
I got clear up to the front, had already paid, when I noticed they now offer a WAMBA size cup. I’m thinking of my long afternoon and evening…and how much easier it will be to get through because of this huge cup that will administer caffeine to me continuously, like an IV drip.
O happy day!
Hey! I cried happily. Bigger cups! How awesome is that?! Can you upgrade me? I was already opening up my billfold, ready to pay the extra 45 cents, or whatever it was, when the guy throws me a blank, expressionless stare and with seeming smugness replies:
I’m not often rendered speechless, but Hello Kitty, I was out of words.
We were stuck there, he and me….in a place where time doesn’t exist. I think I may have been waiting for him to do a take back, or something. Waiting for some common sense to hit him upside the head, and say, “Wait. Of course I can. Put your money away silly woman! You come here all the time! You are a valued customer! Take the Big Cup!“
Luckily, a woman behind me ended the stalemate.
“Oh for the love of PETE! Give the girl the big cup! Are you kidding me right now? Put the difference on MY bill!” And with that, she reached over, grabbed the WAMBA size cup and cooed, “here sweetie. I bet you were picturing a great big Diet Coke, weren’t you?”
I nodded and smiled dumbly, like a little kid that has just had their balloon rescued.
“Shame on you people! …….Ridiculous!” she continued to the guy, who mumbled something about there not being a KEY for upgrades.
She came over as I was filling up my bigger than life cup of Diet Coke Chemical Goodness and we giggled together. I thanked her, and we both shot evil, piercing looks to the idiot guy behind the counter.
I always wondered what the Diet Coke Fairy looked like.
Now I know. She dresses to the nines and has awesome boots….and she don’t back down from NOBODY.