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Lunch, $31.65 and Arm-Wrestling

August 11, 2019

Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl is officially over, at least for us.  I think a couple stores might be open today, but Sundays are family days for us. We are closed, it's over.  It was a successful yarn crawl for us.  It would have been a VERY successful yarn had it not been for me taking Boy Twin out for a hamburger.

 

Yep, what I thought was going to be nice, turned out to be a bucket list item for Boy Twin and hopefully, me.

 

Me:  Hey, do you want to go to lunch?
Boy Twin:  Yeah, where to you want to go?
Me:  It doesn’t matter to me.  Are you thinking fast food or sit down?

 

We decided on a famous burger place.  Not the kind of burger place where they bring your burger to the table.  It was the kind where you order at the counter, go sit down: and they call you when your burger is ready.

 

Order Taker:  What can we get you today?
Boy Twin:  I would like a bacon-cheeseburger.
Order Taker:  What would you like on it?
Boy Twin:  Oh…….I would like bacon and cheese.

 

Before you think, “What a smart (Construction Language)."  That is exactly what he wanted.  He wasn’t trying to be funny.

 

I pointed to the menu board behind the order taker.

 

Me:  You can have any of those items on your bacon-cheeseburger.
Boy Twin:  Oh, I would like ketchup.
Order Taker:  Anything else?
Boy Twin:  I would like a large drink.
Order Taker:  What can I we get for you?
Me:  I would like a bacon-cheeseburger with blah and blah.  We can split fries.  I would like a small drink.
Order Taker:  Great, that will be $31.65.
Me:  $31.65?  Wow, I hope Ivy and Elaine are selling a lot of yarn today.
Order Taker:  What?
Me:  Nothing.

 

Here comes the “bucket list” part.  In my lifetime, I have stood at the counter of Scotties Drive-In and bought two hamburgers for twenty-five cents each.  Two burgers, fries and two drinks, all wrapped in paper, maybe a buck and a quarter.  Now I have spent over thirty-one dollars for the same.  My life is complete.  My hope is that Boy Twin has a chance to buy a burger for twenty-five cents.

 

Well, there were some small differences.  Saturday’s burgers were wrapped in aluminum foil.  I suppose that costs extra.  And the free peanuts.  I’m a little embarrassed, but I thought of filling each one of my pockets with peanuts before I left.

 

While I was eating, I was thinking about yarn.  (This is a yarn store blog.  Ivy makes me say something about the store every week.  Which reminds me, what the (construction language) is a blog.  These are stories.  I write yarn store stories!  And, sometimes I forget the yarn store part.)  Wait, where was I?  Oh, I was thinking about yarn.

 

For $31.65, someone could have bought at least five mini-skeins of Dyed by Darrell at Your Daily Fiber.  I looked around wondering if the other customers realized that.  I thought about shouting,  “What are you people doing here?  Go get yarn at Your Daily Fiber!  Don't wait, I'll get your peanuts!”  $31.65 for two burger, fries and drinks, ridiculous!

 

One more thing.  Last Sunday was my birthday.  I think I was spurred by that fact.  While I was in Your Daily Fiber, after enjoying my burger and my time with Boy Twin, I challenged Boy-Twin to an arm-wrestling match on the sales counter.  (At 16, he is just about inch shorter than me.)  I think I pulled a muscle.

 

Our crazy lives!

 

Monner

 

 

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