Along Came a Fish Sandwich

The other day we went to eat at our local chain drive-in, Sonic. They make a pretty good hamburger and they have tater tots, always a bonus. As usual, we all had our food ordered and Olaf was still undecided. So he asked the operator taking our order (traditional bell hop drive-in with deliveries on roller skates, entertaining!) ;

"How's your fish sandwich?"

"It's freakin amazing!" with as much enthusiasm as possible. We were a little taken aback. We've never had anyone recommend any fast food sandwich with that much passion.

"Well, then, I guess I will have the Fish Sandwich! Thanks for the recommendation. Is it getting close to Lent?"

There was silence. "Umm, I don't know. We'll bring your food out soon." Click. We live in Utah. A lot of these people have grown up LDS and don't know a lot about other religions. Lent? What's that? And why are people running around with a big black spot on their foreheads? I love seeing people being introduced to something new they weren't expecting. It's always fun. In the meantime Olaf enjoys Lent for the plethora of Fish Sandwiches.


michael said...

Yesterday one of my co-workers was wearing a colorful shirt for Mardi Gras and I asked her when lent started. I figured since she knew when Mardi Gras was and was planning to celebrate it that she would know when Lent was. She was like I don't know. I just want to party. Oh Lent, forgotten again.

Lonita said...

Hmmm, that reminds me, I think there's a Lent service at church today, so there you go. Tater tots are always a bonus, I agree - Tim's used Joshua as an excuse to start stocking our fridge with tater tots. Poor Joshua's barely had any of them.

denverallens said...

I love fish sandwiches. thank you Lent!

sally said...

I love it when people don't know anything about other religions. Those poor Utah kids.

SamBamby said...

The real question is was the fish sandwich indeed "It's freakin amazing!"?

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