I believe that my good friend Paula even praised the good Lord
at the sight of one once. Because they are that fantastic.
But we had never been to Sonic before.
We've lived out our entire lives up to this point sans Sonic.
Apparently there are 168,894 different drink combinations available at Sonic.
If you are really thirsty.
So this past Saturday night, Scott, the boys and I, along with our nieces,
Aly and Claire, googled Sonic and
made our way to the nearest beverage mecca of the world.
We unloaded the car and went inside.
AND THERE WERE NO PEOPLE INSIDE. NO PEOPLE, people.
There was a board with what you could order and a telephone.
And then there were tables. With telephones on them.
But no people to tell your order to or pay or to chat with about the weather or
question about the location of the ketchup packets.
And you have never seen such a bewildered bunch as the 7 of us
wandering through out the Sonic saying to each other,
"Where are all the people?" and "There is no place to order." and
"Do we pick up the phones?" and "Where are all the people?"
Do you remember Mork from Ork? Eliza Doolittle from My Fair Lady?
Brendan Fraser from that terrible version of George of the Jungle?
Hapless people thrown into circumstances totally out of their element?
That was us. Finally, we got brave and sat down but we still didn't pick up
the phone because we were so baffled by the lack of people.
And then suddenly a real person came out of the back delivering food
to someone else and we got really excited.
Like when you are at the monkey house at the zoo
and you are looking in the cage knowing there are supposed to be monkeys
but no one sees any monkeys until someone yells,
"Hey, there is a monkey! Behind that branch! It's a monkey!"
And everyone is relieved and excited because you knew there were supposed to be monkeys there but up until that point no one could see any monkeys.
So Scott called out to the Sonic person who was trying to go hide in the back again,
"Hey, can you help us?" and we pelted him with questions like,
"Do we order on the phone?" and
"What if we want to pay with a card?" and
"Why are there no people?"
I believe it was at this point that other people in the Sonic began to laugh at us.
Outloud. So that we could hear them.
Unbelievably, we got our food. And paid. And found the ketchup. All without people.
And the beverages were scrumptious.
Especially the cranberry limeades and the chocolates milkshakes.
And their ice is crunchy goodness in a cup.
They are little granules of icy perfection,
You could munch on them all the live long day.
So all that to say, we have officially been to Sonic.
But next time we go we are sticking to the drive thru.