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In the Out

16 Nov 2015

(Submitted by Heidi, a loyal Heirloom customer)

 

Clutching the steering wheel along 1-15, I wondered; yet again, why I was out in this snow turning ice storm.  The cars off the sides of the road were a harsh reminder of the conditions I had willingly chosen to risk my life . . . all for the sake of a dozen crispy crème doughnuts.

 

I had to have them!  So drive I did, through wind and snow and ice!   As the University Parkway exit appeared, I was happily relieved to learn my journey was almost over.  I inched up the road to where the Crispy Crème store was perched as a beacon on the hill.  Never was I so glad to turn into a parking lot.  Never was I so grateful to have arrived at a destination safely.  And never was I so confused when I pulled up to the drive in window and wondered why they put the drive through window on the passenger’s side of the car!?

 

The puzzled look on the Crispy Crème employee’s face verified the fact, that I was not the only person confused . . . “Aaaah maam,” he stammered, but before he could complete his sentence, I realized what happened!  I had driven up to the drive thru window . . . from the exit!   I had driven in the out!  ARGH!  I was mortified, embarrassed and in a total stupor of thought as what to do next!

 

“If I hurry to get your order, then it’s possible that another car won’t arrive and hit you head on.”  He said.  What a calming thought, I reflected, trying to figure out how I could explain this predicament to my hubby . . .  so I carefully inched my way backwards down the drive thru, flipped a U-ie in the parking lot . . . and headed home . . . but not before I grabbed my dozen doughnuts.  This time the drive thru window magically appeared on the driver’s side of the car.   My father always said, “Things are easier if you do them right the first time.”  But then, you don’t have a story to tell.

 

 


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