There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. This also I saw, that it was from the hand of God. (Eating and drinking in enjoyment from the hand of God most likely was not intended to take place in a Taco Bell drive-thru) - Ecc 2:24
(Note: Parenthetical notes are the author's insertion and are not a part of the biblical text.)
ALTERNATE TITLE: Traumatic Times at Taco Bell
Today is going to be an unusual post for this blog, but I have to post about my experience today over lunch because it was definitely a "first" in my life and a priceless experience. You see, while obtaining lunch today for my husband and I at a local Taco Bell drive-thru, I somehow managed to
spill dump almost all of a 32 ounce drink IN MY LAP. I'm not saying that this was the first time I'd ever spilled anything in a car, but it was the first time that the spillage required a change of clothes. My, oh my. I wish I knew how it happened. However, after being slightly irritated at the fact that my lunch was ruined, I've been able to laugh at the absurdity of the whole thing all day. I hope you may get a chuckle as well!
Things I have learned/pondered from today's experience ...
- It is a mystery to me how 24 ounces of Pepsi can be absorbed into clothing, carpet and a car seat.
- Praise God that I didn't ruin my Blackberry.
- Maybe large 32 ounce flimsy plastic cups like those issued by Taco Bell should be banned from drive-thru window distribution.
- I wonder what the poor drive thru attendant thought as I sat there doused with Pepsi waiting for her to hand me the rest of my order. After about 30 seconds of disbelief on both of our parts, I finally said "Please just hand me the rest of my order, I need to get out of here!"
- I wonder what kind of conversation the drive thru attendant had with her co-workers after I drove away.
- I have learned that 25 minutes of driving while soaked in and sitting on spilled Pepsi will not kill a person.
- I have also learned that when cotton soaked in a soft drink dries, it has a stiffer texture than normal.
- Would spilled unsweetened iced tea have been so sticky?
- Would wearing a diet Pepsi have felt any different than the regular Pepsi did?
- I'm glad that the spilled drink didn't get into my hair.
- Golf towels come in handy for more than just cleaning golf clubs. When removed from the golf bag in one's trunk, they work nicely for large spills.
- I am thankful that I was 'driving through" alone.
- I am thankful that the incident wasn't caught on a surveillance camera. I wonder what that caption could have read.
- At least my socks didn't get wet.
- At least the experience kept me from eating the fast food that I should never have gone after anyway. After all, who is in the mood to eat when they've just received a soaking in a drive-thru?
- I hope my husband was thankful that he got his food before I left to go home and change clothes.
- I wish I could blame the incident on someone other than myself. I tried to blame it on the friend with whom I was supposed to have lunch with somewhere else, but for some reason she didn't want to accept responsibility for my actions.
- Receiving a phone call from a friend while driving home to change clothes immediately after a drive-thru disasta' is really quite entertaining.
- While I'm not sure this experience has made me a better person, per se, it sure has brought a few laughs to my world and the people in it. :)
- What would have happened if my dog would have been riding with me. A Pepsi-soaked Shih-tzu, really would have been a sight to behold. Of course, then I also might have gotten it in my hair.
- Sometimes things just don't go as planned.