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Thursday, September 08, 2005

This is an actual exchange I enjoyed yesterday…

After placing my order, I pulled through the drive-thru at Chik-Fil-A (and everyone thinks life on the road is steak and fancy red wine) in northwestern Georgia. I handed my money over to the young cashier manning the drive-thru, who then hit me with this:

“How are you tonight? Are you coming from church?”

Me (after a lengthy and noticeable silence): “Why, is that what people do around here on Wednesday nights?”

Him: “Oh yes, that’s what most people do; they go to church and then they come here. Why, where are you from?”

Me: “New Jersey.”

Him: “Oh, what night do you all go to church up there?”

Me: (another prolonged silence) “Um, I guess, I don’t know, Thursdays?”

Him: “Get out!! That’s when I go too. Cool!”

Apparently, the sweet smell of sarcasm was undetectable. That was pretty much all we had to say to each other.

3 Comments:

  • At 9/09/2005 12:02 PM, Blogger Maggie said…

    What is this evening church crap? Alex (the kid) made some friends at his new school (Go Alex!) and they dropped in Wednesday afternoon to hang out. We sat on the deck.

    Anyway, one of the kids started talking about church "tomorrow night". I was surprise, to put it mildly. He said it's fun, the kids go on Thursdays and they do activities. Games, they go skating, fun stuff. The kids thought Alex should go too.

    So yeah, I guess up here (we moved about an hour north of Toronto) people go to church on Thursday night, just like you guys in Jersey (ha ha!) and the Chik-Fil-A kid.

     
  • At 9/09/2005 4:28 PM, Blogger Megan said…

    Did you say the dinner blessing together before you drove off? "Bless us oh Lord with these our gifts, which we are about to receive from thy bounty through christ our lord, Amen."

    :: screeches tires out of Chik-a-Filet ::

     
  • At 9/09/2005 5:14 PM, Blogger jersey girl said…

    There was no blessing. He did seem relieved, however, to hear about our Thursday church. Fortunately, because I'm a heathen, I didn't feel guilty about that lie.

     

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