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Shake it baby!

April 9th, 2008 (04:30 am)

current mood: Silly
current song: Suburban Legends - I Want More

Oh yes, I am a genius.

I decided that I wanted a vanilla shake from my local McDonalds tonight. So, I went to get one, and with it I had a mental list of shakes and sundaes for other people.

I went to Quix first and got some money and a couple of other things and then did some quick maths in my head (which is always dangerous) to figure out how much the shakes and sundaes would cost. I rounded it off to about $12 in my head, and was on my way.

When I got to the drive-thru, I placed the order and saw it come up on the screen and saw the price as $15 (approximately). I thought, “That’s odd” but progressed anyway, convinced that I’m just really bad at maths nowadays.

I got to the next window and paid and got my receipt. Without thinking, I progressed to the last window and waited for my order while listening to the back-end of the All Sport Superquiz on SEN.

The girl at the window handed me a tray with the contents of my order in it and I drove off. As I just got out of the drive-thru lane, I thought “there’s something not right here” and something snapped in my brain. I realised why it had been more expensive than I anticipated.

Basically, it’s because I’m a stooge.

For the past few nights, I have been going out and getting myself slurpees – basically because I’m hooked on the things and I love them so much. While out to get a slurpee, my dad had been consistently asking me to get him a large chocolate shake from Macca’s, but the machine had been either not working, or being cleaned.

Tonight, he specifically said to me that he wanted a large chocolate SUNDAE and said it with particular emphasis on the word sundae. I was like “Yeah yeah, I got it”, and set off on my way.

I didn’t forget to get him his sundae, because I remembered that I had to get two of them, one for him and one for Mish. Problem is, in my mind he still wanted the large chocolate shake, so I ended up ordering that as well by some weird reflex.

Since I already had a shake for myself, and Travis had his, I didn't know what to do with it. It was chocolate, so I didn’t want it, neither did Mum, so I just gave it to Dad as well. I don’t think he minded too much considering he wanted one for so long and was denied. Plus, it was free … for him.

- Panda