Monday, April 18, 2011

Sticky Coins

For some reason, my boys like fast food hamburgers. I'll admit there are times when getting them a dollar burger is more convenient than taking them home to fix food. On one occasion when I was talked into a spontaneous drive-through trip, I realized I didn't have my purse. A missing purse can jump-start your heart, especially after you've ordered the food.
What to do, what to do?
Fortunately, there were coins in the console. I had to pry them up because soda had spilled on them during an earlier car trip. We nearly lost our fingernails, but managed to pry up enough to cover the cost. After handing them over, I felt kind of bad to see the cashier struggling to separate the coins as she counted them.
But I got over it. I didn't have to cook, and the boys were happy.
Do you like fast food?


Randi said...

Had to laugh when I read this because I have broken many a nail trying to pry gummy coins from the coin holder in my car. This would be another good "reality" scene in a book---like Mattie's panty hose! :)

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Hey, that's a great idea! Maybe that's why you're an award winning writer, Randi!

CL Beck, author said...

Ooo, love fast food. But only the really good stuff, not the cruddy, roadkill stuff. Used to love to get a Wendy's Chicken Cordon Bleu, but they don't make it anymore.

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Let's all picket Wendy's!
Lately I craved Arby's turnovers, but I ate so many that I'm over that crush right now.

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