2.16.2010

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.

6 comments:

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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