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Do I look THAT hungry?

You know how when you're grocery shopping, if the clerk is on the ball and he or she sees you have a pack of gum amongst all your other stuff, s/he might ask you, "Do you want this with you, or in the bag?"

The bagger was helping me load my trunk--yeah, they do that around here--and he pulled out a bag that had two pieces of cold fried chicken from the deli case in it, and asked if I wanted it up front with me.

Let's think about that.

Shall I drive home eating fried chicken? Not chicken fingers, chicken on the bone. At 10:30 in the morning? In my big winter coat and gloves and hat?


Maybe he thought it was my, uh... lunch. For work. Or something.

I still can't get over the mental image of myself driving home, gnawing on a big, cold, chicken breast, with the breading falling all over my coat. The mere thought makes me want to go jump on the Wii Fit. (This calls for my Mii userpic.)



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 19th, 2009 07:10 pm (UTC)
At least it was funny.
And the lunch work thing makes sense.
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
I always feel awkward when an employee loads my car, and then that conversation on top of it.

I think they do that so people don't leave carts in the parking lot.
Jan. 20th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
My mom chats their ear off and they gives them something from the bags(cookies, candy, fruit).
..don't leave carts in the parking lot and so they don't steal them. Not that I'm sure what to do with a cart, but..
Jan. 19th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
I think I just ruined my keyboard with the tea that made a rapid exit
That's funny
Probably thought it was your lunch for work

And seriously, I have eaten chicken in the car whilst driving lol

Jan. 20th, 2009 12:36 am (UTC)
Haha! I only live 12 minutes from the store, so it wasn't like I couldn't wait. (If it was chocolate, that might be a different story.)
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
LOL sadly I live about 15 minutes away from the store
I was just really hungry lol
Jan. 19th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Eating in the Car is a Refined Pastime on Road Trips
When my mother and I drive from GA to TX or LA to visit family or on business, it usually takes us ~18 hours to get there. We have a favorite grocery store in LA off of Interstate-10 where the deli people know us well. It's the only place we've found that sells boudin, Cajun rice sausage, all year long on our route. We get it from the freezers and ask them to heat it up for us. The newer people on the job, sometimes look at us funny until it's explained in detail what we're doing and what we want done, in exacting detail.

Our car is 10 yrs. old and has ~400K miles. The new-car smell is no longer an issue.
Jan. 20th, 2009 12:40 am (UTC)
Re: Eating in the Car is a Refined Pastime on Road Trips
Oh, that sounds like so much fun. (But holy cow, 18 hours in the car... that sounds like it'd be hell on the back. And also, holy cow, your car is still running with 400k miles on it.)

I love that you have a favorite grocery store on your route. We always seem to stop at the same fast food places when we're traveling between our place and my SO's parents. Maybe we should try somewhere different. They're always so disappointing.
Jan. 20th, 2009 02:37 am (UTC)
Re: Eating in the Car is a Refined Pastime on Road Trips
Almost that much, I forgot to say...almost and limping, but recently fixed again. It has routine engine problems and the hvac is just taking up space.

There's this hamburger joint next to an small full service gas station, middle of nowhere Louisiana, that makes the BEST flame-broiled burgers... The tricky part is remembering where these places are. Was it exit two or ten?
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