Resolutions are great. I enjoy resolutions. I don’t make New Year’s ones, though. My thoughts on New Years’ Resolutions are like, “Well if it’s such a good idea, shouldn’t you start now?”
This morning, at McDon’ts:
Bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits are two for two dollars, and since that’s what Sassy likes, I ordered the twofer. Y’all, I was in it for the Coke, you know how I do.
Anyway, we were standin there, with all the drinks made, waitin on the food.
Many people after us had been served.
Sassy, having swam 10,000 meters, no, that’s not an exaggeration, was just a wee bit peckish, and watching all the other people’s foods come up did not help her patience.
I was about to make inquiry on the whereabouts of our foods when the manager started a holler about the delay on the two bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits.
The counter staff got salty and contemptuous with the cook.
“Well I ain’t ate it, and it ain’t here, make more.”
“They came here for food, they’re not gonna go away, make it again!”
“You know she ain’t made it, I ain’t bagged it.”
“Just do your job!”
Manager arrived on the scene. “Still no bacon, egg, and cheese?”
“She said she made those already.”
Then Manager spoke directly to the cook, whose voice I never heard. All I could hear was the manager.
“I don’t care if you made them already. They’re not here.
“We need two. Now.
“Two more then. Now.
“Make them again.”
Cook said somethin else, then Manager took an expected route. She went sappy and apologetic, “I’m sorry the ones you made are not here. We don’t know what happened to them. You’ll need to make them again.”
I was thinkin about how this would go at other jobs.
“I already took her blood.”
“But it’s not at the lab.”
“Well, I already took it.”
“I already filed that motion.”
“But the court has no record of it.”
“Well, I already filed it.”
“I already put that fire out.”
“But it’s burning again.”
“Well, I already put it out.”
Can you imagine?!?
Eventually Manager yelled, “NEVER MIND, I’LL DO IT MYSELF!”
Within minutes, a smiley lady handed me the bag of foods and apologized for our wait.
On the way home, all I could think was how much of life is figuratively resolving to make two more bacon, egg, and cheese biscuits … And how much of life is NEVER MIND, I’LL DO IT MYSELF.