Friday, September 9, 2011

General Store Burger Part 2

Do you remember the previous story I wrote about buying a burger from a general store that resulted in utter chaos? The moment I thought it all ended, I was sadly mistaken.

One night, I was watching an awards show on television. I don't remember which one it was. I just remember dancing like a maniac all over the living room. Every song they were playing were my favorite songs of the year. After a few dance numbers, I realized I was hungry. My stomach was growling like a maniac. Every fast food restaurant was closed for the night. The only place opened was the general store where I bought the burger from weeks ago.

I'm sure most of the people reading this would make me reconsider going there. After all, the woman working there doesn't understand English fluently. Trying to help her understand what I am ordering would be a waste of time. Sadly for me, I believe in second chances. Even though she messed up the first time, I will give it a second chance. I put some clothes on and walked over to the general store.

I entered the store and there I saw the woman waiting for the next person to order. She looked at me and it seemed she didn't recognize me. I didn't blame her. I haven't been there in weeks.

"Can I help you?" she asked me the moment I walked towards the glass.

I began talking, and this time, I gave it to her slowly.

"Yes. I want a double cheeseburger combo. The $4.99 combo."

She looked at me and was repeatedly nodded her head.

"Gotcha," she said. I knew she was lying to me at that point.

Fifteen minutes later, she finished cooking the burger, wrapped it up, wrote $2.99 on it, and gave it to me. Before I even touched the burger, I wanted to jump to the other side of the counter and show her how to understand English. It was obvious then that not only couldn't she understand me, but she didn't even read the menu. On the menu, between double cheeseburger and $4.99, there is the word "combo". Every human being knows what a combo is. It means more than just a burger.

I grabbed the burger, bought it at the cash register, and walked out of there as fast as I could. I didn't want to create a debate. I just wanted to eat and finish watching the awards show that I still don't remember.

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