Food Tastes Better When It’s Free!November 20, 2009
It’s 2:00 in the morning, and I just walked in the door from work. It was a good day: we had a Christmas party, I got two more Great Service Fanatic Cards, and had more great guests than usual. I didn’t get off until 1:15 though, so I was exhausted by the end of the night. The only thing keeping me going was the thought that Burger King was on the way home, and I was gonna stop and get a Whopper. Yum!
I called Erik as I was leaving work. It was late, but he knew I was getting off late and wanted to stay up late enough to talk to me. (Aww!) So I was on the phone with him as I pulled in to Burger King. It was 1:57 by the time I got there, but all of the lights were on, so I decided they must still be open. I pulled in to the drive-thru, rolled down my window, and started to ask for a Whopper with the works when that crackly voice said, “Sorry, we’re closed!” I was flabbergasted. I asked if he was serious, and of course he was. Dejected, I began to pull around. But as I was telling Erik they were closed, I decided to use my secret weapon: my feminine wiles. I drove up to the window, waited for someone to come over, and pointed out (with a big, sweet smile) that it was still two minutes until 2:00. He smiled, sighed, and asked me what kind of burger I wanted. As I told him I would take whatever they had ready, I began to get out my wallet. “Don’t worry about it,” he said. When he turned around to get my burger, I picked up my phone and laughed as I told Erik that this guy was going to give me a burger. Then I notice that the guy is also scooping up an order of fries! As I drove away with my burger, yes, I felt a little pathetic in a “Liz Lemon” sort of way (Click here if you have no idea who Liz Lemon is). But I also felt triumphant. Erik could only stammer furiously about how girls get whatever they want. And he’s right! Ah, it’s good to be a female.
In other news, I had my Campus Rep interview today, which just may have been the most successful interview ever: she offered me a slot on the team right then and there. After she’d asked me a few questions about my CP experience, she said it sounded like I had some great ideas for promoting the program, and that I would be a valuable addition to the team. She said she’d like to offer me the spot, and I said I’d like to accept the spot! That makes this my first post as a Campus Rep. Yay!