Today I stopped at Sonic for my morning
Sonic Girl: Hi, Welcome to Sonic, how can I help you?
Me: Can I get a large Diet Coke with vanilla, please?
She: I'm sorry, can you repeat that?
Me: A large diet coke with vanilla, please.
She: Cheese on what?
She: What did you want with cheese?
Me: No cheese. Just a Diet Coke with vanilla, please.
She: What did you want with your vanilla?
Me: Uuuummm . . . Diet Coke?
She: Yeah, I got that. Did you say you also wanted a vanilla freeze? Because I don't know what that is. We don't have that.
Me: Uuuuhhhh.... No, I said a large diet coke with vanilla PLEASE.
She: Vanilla what?
Me: Vanilla nothing. I am saying 'please.' PLEASE? P-L-E-A-S-E.
She: Oh, I'm sorry. Okay so that's a large diet coke with a vanilla ice cream. Your total is . . .
Me: What?? No, no, no. I want a large diet coke with a splash of vanilla flavor in it. In the diet coke. Not ice cream.
She: Did you want fries or tots?
Me: Neither. I only want the drink.
She: So you don't want the vanilla?
Me: Dude, are you kidding me?
Me: Are you new? Where's Sally*?
She: Oh she's off today.
Me: Is there someone else there who speaks beverage?
Me: Look. All I want is a large Diet Coke with vanilla. If the vanilla is too much for you, I'll just take the Diet Coke.
She: Okay. Would you like to try any mozzarella sticks or cheddar peppers with that?
Me: It's 8:00 in the morning.
Me: Just the drink please.
She: Okay, so that's one large Coke. Your total is $1.08.
Me: (Staring at the speaker in utter disbelief) Boo, she still didn't get it!
Boo: You should have gone to the gas station like Grandpa does. He gets his own drink.
Me: Grandpa is smart.
Boo: That girl isn't.
And with that my friends, I drove away. I took my daughter's advice and went to QT. Where I got my own drink. With vanilla even.
It was gross. And my whole day sucked because of it.
So tomorrow, I am going to ask Sally* about her schedule, and then go to an alternate Sonic on her day off.
OMG. Maybe the dumb girl isn't really my problem??
*Not her real name.