What the heck is with drive thru restaurants? Why is it that I can’t ever understand what they’re talking about? For instance. Today I went to McDonalds and ordered a number 4 large with a Coke.
Simple enough, right? She says “A THPOE LWEF AFRE TWE THUI FEWARW PHTIOPP?” I have never attended drive through as a second language courses, so naturally I asked her to repeat what she had said, but this time in English. She said “A THPOE LWEF AFRE TWE THUI FEWARW PHTIOPP?” Of course, the ever popular theory that if you speak louder someone will be able to understand you was disproved once again, and I said “HUH?”
So then, clear as a bell, she says “$5.69 at the first window.” Ok. I don’t really get it, but I’m glad we’re not communicating in Klingon anymore.
It really doesn’t make sense. They have a closed communication system. They have to transmit a signal 3 feet from their beltpack, and then a hardwired speaker and mic are connected to it. Simple enough. But it never works. I can get on a 747 going 600 miles per hour, and call Peru, and the signal is crystal clear. Granted, it will be $9,000 per minute, but at least I’ll be able to hear. I can call from anywhere on my Verizon digital phone (except of course within a 3 mile radius of the “Sprint World Headquarters – Resistance is Futile You Will Be Assimilated” which is about 10 miles from my house. There’s a giant dead spot around the complex. Frankly, the complex is so big, it actually creates tides in all of the area lakes. Planes fly over Sprint and are never heard from again. I don’t want to go too far out on a limb, but I’ve noticed that there aren’t ANY animals living in the vicinity of the complex. They must know something…
And think about this: Drive thru’s were invented so that people could avoid stopping to eat. The government thinks that using a cell phone in the car causes accidents? How about shoving a Big Mac in your mouth while driving? McDonalds is part of a vast conspiracy to kill off the human race. I’m fairly certain that Sprint is behind it.