I must say that I have been in a positive mood lately until yesterday morning. So lets start some venting shall we? Ok so yesterday morning, I managed to get up early enough for McDonald’s breakfast. Now those that know me will tell you that I am not a morning person by any means. So if I get up early enough for McD’s breakfast its because I am on a mission. So I roll myself out of bed and hop in the car. I arrive at the McDonalds near my house and notice that the line at the drive thru is about 3 cars deep. So I decide to hop in line because there was no way I was getting out of the car looking the way that I did. So I sit in the drive thru window for a bout a minute or two before it is my turn to order. I pull up and there is dead silence for about a second. Then I hear a voice asking me if I want to try the new McCafe. I immediately recognize that it is one of those friggin prerecorded drive thru messages. So let’s pause here for a second. Is there anybody else out there that hates these prerecorded messages as much as I do? I mean what purpose do they serve. Anyways let me continue. So after hearing the message, I give it a few moments and wait for the drive thru attendant to speak. A minute passes and then this person with a stank attitude says, “go ahead with your order whenever you are ready” with a little emphasis on ready at the end. At this point my blood is boiling because I didn’t appreciate the attitude. I think it is customary for drive thru patrons to give a grace period between that prerecorded message and the actual attendant. So I order my food and pull up to the window. At this point, I wanted to throw my money at her and at the same time pull her out of the window. But I didn’t. It just pissed me off that I try to follow some simple drive thru etiquette and end up getting attitude. But in the end I was happy because I got my sausage and egg mcmuffin and hash browns.
So I must ask my fellow readers how do you react to those prerecorded messages? Do you wait until you hear the attendant speak? Or do you order immediately? Please share your thoughts!
Either way I strike down with lightning those damn prerecorded messages at drive thrus.