by Tracy Winegar
My husband and I look for the simple pleasures to get us through. For instance, we enjoy renting movies, spending our evenings together with a bowl of microwave popcorn, or if I'm really ambitious some homemade brownies. So when we found out Sonic had hamburgers half price on Tuesday evenings, we were all over it. Here's the thing, we saw the sign but didn't believe it. There is was handwritten with a marker, on a regular sheet of paper, taped to the menu. We thought maybe someone had posted it there as a joke.
My husband asked, “Is this sign right? Are your burgers half off ?”
The kid replies, “Yes, Sir,” as if he's put out that Ben asked such a moronic question.
So Ben said, “Half off?”
The kid said, “Yeah, half off. Only on the single burgers, though, not on the doubles.”
My husband got a kick out of that. He asked, “So, can I buy two singles at half price and put them together to make a double, or would you charge me full price for that?”
There was silence on the other end, because the kid didn't understand what the heck was going on. I couldn't quit laughing. Finally the kid said, “Uh, I guess you can do whatever you want with them once you pay for them.”
Not only were the hamburgers a simple pleasure at half price, but the joke was a simple pleasure too. I had to remind my husband that teasing someone who is preparing your food is maybe funny but not very wise.