Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Conversation as Overhead at Sonic

I love Sonic. One of the greatest gifts I've ever recieved was last Christmas when my Mom gave me a Sonic giftcard and told me - GET THIS - that if she saw it's balance fall below a certain amount, she would refill it. Do I have the greatest Mom in the world or what? Needless to say, I go to Sonic a lot, and think of my Mom a lot :)

Anyway, so I was yet again at Sonic getting me some happy hour, and this is what I overheard in the van next to me:

[Sweet older lady to the Sonic speaker]: Hi. Uh, you all have wireless?

[Sonic employee]: I'm sorry ma'am, can you repeat that?

[Lady]: Wireless. My daughter said you all would have wireless here so I can get my granddaughters pictures.

long pause

[Sonic]: Are you looking for wireless internet?

[Lady]: Well, she said it would come through on the email.

[Sonic]: Ok, I think you're looking for wireless internet and I'm sorry, we don't have that here.

[Lady]: Oh I'm sorry, she said you would. (looking around) This isn't the Starbucks?

[Sonic]: No ma'am, this is Sonic. But there's a Starbucks right up the road.

long pause as the sweet older lady looks intently at all the signs

[Lady]: Well shoot, give me a cherry limeade.

Y'all. I sat in my car and laughed so hard that I about had vanilla rootbeer coming out my nose. Thank the Lord for tinted windows. How anyone confuses Sonic for Starbucks I have no idea, but boy do I hope someone helped that sweet lady get the pictures of her granddaughter off of her email.


  1. SO funny.... thanks, I needed that! Love you! PS - Did you hear that we are getting a Sonic less than a mile from our house?!? WooHoo!

  2. Oh my goodness! That is so funny! You had me laughing out loud when I read this. What a sweet little lady. And a very nice Sonic employee to be so patient with her.

  3. omg that is hilarious!! girl i would've been laughing my head off for sure-ha!! LOVE IT!!!!

  4. That is the funniest thing ever. I'm glad you had tinted windows too. I probably would of peed my pants.

  5. THAT. IS. HILARIOUS! And kudos to the Sonic employee for not laughing at the sweet old lady! The part that makes all of this so hilarious is that I can just see you sitting in the car with your hand up to your mouth trying SO HARD not to spray your root beer all over the dash of your car, all the while your eyes watering from carbonation and laughter!!! :)

  6. That is so funny! And I am with you on being addicted to Sonic. Happy hour is definitely my friend! We should go together! Miss you, sweet friend!