Something amazing happened to me today.
In my 26 years on this earth I have eaten alot of fast food. I would say in a given week, I will eat fast food at least four or five times (Take that Healthkicker!). Burger King, Pizza, Dunkin Donuts, and of course, my beloved Taco Bell are among my favorites.
Unfortunately, part of the fast food experience is that you don’t always get the best service. Sometimes your order will get messed up, sometimes your food is cold, sometimes your “fast” food isn’t exactly fast. In all my years as a fast food customer I have never gotten more than a half-hearted apology for crappy service. Usually I am lucky to get even that.
Well that all changed today. For lunch I went to Wendy’s and hit up there drive-thru. When I got to the window to pay I gave them my credit card. For some reason there was a delay and they told me to pull up to the front door. After about fifteen minutes of waiting I finally got my card back. Along with it I got a golden coupon good for two, count em’ two, large value meals. Look I even have proof.
As I sat in the car looking at it I teared up a little. This had to be one of the most amazing things that had ever happened to me. In all my years of dealing with crappy service nothing like this had ever taken place. I may not even use this ticket. I think I may just frame it.
Then it hit me. This amazing occurence didn’t exactly happen to me. You see it was my friend Mitch who got out of the car to complain. It was my friend Mitch who they gave the golden ticket to. As I tried to piece together why this happened, it suddenly became clear. Mitch, as you can tell by his name, is white. This is what it feels like to be white.
It was an amazing feeling my friends. Even if it was just a small taste, it was amazing!