Thursday, July 10, 2008

That'll be $5.77 at the Window

Sometimes we use expressions whose meanings are obvious, but can be somewhat humorous if you stop and think about what is being said.

For example... When you go to a drive-through fast food restaurant and finish giving your order, they'll often say, "That'll be $xxx at the window." There have been numerous times that I've wanted to say, "How much would it be if I paid at the back door?" Think about it.

Have you ever considered throwing something totally random into the middle of your drive-through order? "I'd like a double cheeseburger, fries, a large root beer, a light bulb, and a small strawberry milkshake." Half of the time I don't think they're really listening. And this would be a good way to find out.

I've also wanted to have some fun at sit-down restaurants too. When you go up to the host/hostess and state your name and how many in your group, it would be fun to give them a... well... shall we say, a "different" name? For example.... Birthday, Surprise, Housewarming, Christmas, or Bachelor. So when they call you, they say (probably without realizing it): "Birthday party of 5." or "Surprise party of 3." I've wanted to give the name "Donner" (with 8 ("ate") people in the party, of course) a few times but think that might be going a little too far.

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