I should know better.
I really should.
In between working at two hospitals today, I thought I would save time and grab a quick lunch to eat in the car on the way back to my office. Throwing caution to the wind, I decide to be "bad" and pull into a local A&W. Going inside to order, I puruse the menu and decide on the Teenburger Meal. Mmmmmm. Bacon.
"Fries or onion rings?" asks the elderly woman behind the till.
I'm brave: "Rings, please. Oh, and iced tea instead of root beer."
Thump. A bag INSTANTLY appears on the counter.
In just seconds.
I am unsure whether to be really impressed or really afraid.
Looking around, I realise I am the only one in line. In fact I am the only customer in the restaraunt. This has to be mine. I open it up and yes, a burger and onion rings, ketchup AND napkins are all inside.
Now this is where I made my big mistake: I pay for my meal, pick up the drink and greasy bag and I leave.
At the first red light my grumbling stomach succumbs to the aroma of fried sinfulness. I unwrap the burger, which surprisingly, looks NOTHING like the Teenburgers on TV.
It was a limp, dripping mess.
But hunger overcomes common sense and and I take a big bite. Mouth full of soggy bun and lukewarm patty, I swiftly come to the conclusion that yes, I SHOULD have been afraid.
It was gross.
And the worst part; the bacon was "off". Crap. Grabbing a napkin, I removed it from my mouth before I swallowed.
So much for lunch. Back in the bag it went, along with the onion rings I now have no appetite for.
I sip on the iced tea.
Yes, I should have known better.
And saved myself $ 8.50 to boot.
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