Thursday, June 11, 2009

A Fancy Dinner Out

It started with a hungry belly and the thought, 'I should probably eat something about now.' So I looked around the kitchen. Cereal. Hardly any milk [and only because Danny left behind his 1/2 gallon of 2%]. Few eggs. Frozen chicken [which moma tongue lashed me for thinking of eating]. I am not about to eat eggs - again - without having any cheese or anything to go with it.
So a couple of days ago, Daddy came up to me and asked me how I was. I said 'fine'. He gave me a dollar. He said 'Now you're better.' I thought it was silly at the time, but now I was glad it had happened. I CAN USE THAT DOLLAR TO BUY A MUFFIN FROM THE GAS STATION. Cool.
I walked to STOP-N-GO, the nearest gas station and as soon as I looked in, I realized that Kwik Trip is the one that has the muffins. Okay, so I walked to Kwik Trip which isn't exactly close because hey, I was determined to eat something worth my $1.
Once I got to Kwik Trip, I went right over to the muffins. $1.19. What? I don't have 19 cents! They did have an appealing 12oz. Berry Vanilla Cappuccino for 99 cents. But I didn't want a beverage. I craved some sustenance. Hmn..
So at McDonalds, the guy at the register was someone I had known as a senior when I was a freshman. He asked what I wanted and I said, "Well, I'd like a McDouble, but I only have a dollar and a penny." [by the way, I had found the penny on the road while I had been walking] Without changing his expression he said, "Go home." A very serious second passed. "No, I'm just kidding. That'll be $1.06," I handed him my dollar and penny. "...about." I guess I looked a little unsure because he said, "I'm not evil you know." When I asked for a cup for water, he gave me a paper cup so I could get soda if I wanted. I was so happy!
I walked back home and sat down at the computer to write about it while I took the first bite of my dinner. Delicious. I definitely appreciate this more than anything else.

4 comments:

uǝɹnɐl ʎɯɐ said...

YAY i'm glad you posted a blog :)

At least having no money makes us very grateful .. we appreciate what other people take for granted so I guess it just makes us better people that will probably do the same for someone else when the time comes.

Kelly Renee said...

You forgot to mention the part where you say, "Hey! That's my dinner. Get your own McDouble!" to Daddy. XD

uǝɹnɐl ʎɯɐ said...

HAHA KELLY! I was wondering where that quote came from.. LOL!

Katie Marie said...

OMG hilarious! haha. Heidi, write more blogs... I like reading them!