Some time ago, I signed up with Sonic Drive-In (a hamburger place) to be texted on their special specials. It amazes me, this world we live in and the miracle of technology that we use on a daily basis.
Well, this morning, my cell phone went off as I was driving to work. It was a call from Sonic. I got a text telling me that the Breakfast CroiSONIC sandwich was just 50 cents between 8 and 9 AM. As I was on time for work, maybe even early, I thought it would be a great idea. Since I was saving so much, I went ahead and bought a caramel Java Chiller coffee too. I'm sure that is exactly why they run these kinds of specials because they know people will spend more money once they're there. It's getting them there that counts.
Anyway, I kind of expected a little egg biscuit like their dollar menu chicken sandwich. No! This was the full sized sandwich: egg, bacon, and cheese, all on a croissant bun. And the Java Chiller! I took a sip and it was awesome, all ice-creamy and caramel coffee flavored! Not a bad breakfast for 3.25! Mmmm, I decided to save the frozen coffee for the office as I snacked on the sandwich.
When I got to work, I grabbed my purse from the car and carried in my Sonic bag with my half eaten sandwich, a bottle of water, and the Java Chiller. As I rounded the corner towards my desk, the bottom fell out of the styrofoam cup and it all dumped right onto the carpet, a frothy, creamy, white coffee mess! Oh no!! I don't know if I was more upset that I wasn't going to get to drink my heavenly coffee delight or that I had an incredible mess to clean up. I immediately knelt down to try to stop the damage and that was a mistake! My knee just doesn't bend that way yet. Ouch!! So I stood up and hustled to the Ladies' room and grabbed a fistfull of paper towels. I realized that that wasn't going to pick it all up so I went hunting in the little kitchen area for a towel that I could sop up and wring out. I found a brand new sponge and some carpet cleaner and I started cleaning up. I did manage to clean all of it up, hopefully, because it's going to smell sour if I didn't, with all that ice-creamy coffee on the carpet.
What really bugs me is the styrofoam containers they use. The landfills are filling up with them. I often buy fountain drinks in the styro cups and it's great for keeping cold drinks cold. I'm not so sure about hot drinks though. I've read that the styrenes leach into hot drinks. But anyway, when the cups break, and they do, it is certainly a mess! I've punched holes in cups just putting them in or out of the car cup holder. And then it's like the hole in the dike. Sugary liquid pours out all over everything, as I try to plug the hole up with a finger pressed against it, until I can stop the car and dump out the liquidy contents.
Don't you just love a bargain, but hate those styrofoam cups?
I'll make you a deal - song: The Candidate, artist: David Bowie, album: Diamond Dogs outtake