July 20, 2004

And a diet coke...

You know, you here people make fun of this all the time. It's the one where the guy orders two large pizzas (for himself) and a Diet Coke. I'm sure you've heard all the combinations and each ends in "...and a Diet Coke". I never really belived the stories and chalked them up to urban legend. Until today.

My buddies and I are at the mall food court for lunch. Yeah, I know, but it's cheap and quick. Anyway, I ordered the #1 combo at Wendy's, which is a single cheeseburger, fries, and a Coke. And no, I didn't Super Size it. Smartass. Then I hear it.

"Can I take your order?"
"Yeah, uh, I'd like the Number 3 combo."
"Do you want that Super Sized?"
"I said, 'Do you want it Super Sized?'"
"Oh. Yeah. Thanks."
"What drink?"
"I said, 'What. Would. You. Like. To. Drink.'" (followed by the silent, yet oh so effective "Dumbass!"
"Diet Coke."

Bingo. At first, I wasn't sure I actually witnessed what I witnessed. After reviewing the old internal instant replay, however, I confirmed it. I myth-busted my own urban legend: I witnessed a man order a triple cheeseburger (yes, a triple), super-sized fries, and a Diet Coke. Now I know how Columbus felt when he didn't fall off the end of the Earth.


Obviously I forgot about the note to self, but I think the flaw was I don't have coffee in my hand, instead...wait for it...Diet Coke.

I might need that helpful hint on how to salvage my keyboard....sheeesh...LOL

Posted at July 20, 2004 02:13 PM

Y'know, not everyone who orders Diet Coke does so because of the "diet" part of it. I am SO not on a diet, but I order diet soda regularly and exclusively whenever I'm not having water or iced tea. This is regardless of how healthy or unhealthy my food selection may be, because I actually prefer the way it tastes. It is what I am used to.

Posted at July 21, 2004 01:13 PM

WH - Note to self #3...Nothing in hand when reading 3leggeddog.

Maura: when you put it like that, it takes all the fun out of it. :)

Posted at July 21, 2004 02:35 PM

I don't drink sodas

I know from my sister who does drink sodas that the taste far out ways the order of such

either way I still got a laugh - and that is all that mattered to me :)

Posted at July 22, 2004 12:52 AM

Oops, sorry I didn't mean to be a killjoy!

Posted at July 22, 2004 01:29 AM

Oh, it's too late now Maura. You ruined it.

Just kidding.

Posted at July 22, 2004 09:49 AM