I’ll tell you but nobody else

A month ago, I didn’t have to read the fast-food menu.

I already knew what my husband wanted.

I prepared myself to say “a four piece chicken basket, please.”

I pulled up to the speaker.

Why wasn’t Microphone Person saying, “Welcome to Wally’s. May I take your order?” ??

Instead, no one said anything. Not even a snarky, “what would you like?”

“Hello,” I said. “Hello?”

That’s when I realized my mistake.

Had anyone watched me talk into the trash receptacle?

Last Sunday, on the fast food run, I decided not to make the same mistake. Instead, I chuckled and snapped this photo as a reminder.


Of course the world teases and laughs at us at times. How else would Mother Earth spin?


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Carolyn Dennis-Willingham

Carolyn is the author of two published books – No Hill for a Stepper, 2001, and The Last Bordello, 2016. Her third novel, The Moonshine Thicket, is set in 1928 and is currently enduring a professional edit. When not on her laptop, she serves as a lap top for her grandchildren. She is a retired Early Childhood Specialist, a fitness boxer, artist, and a ball thrower for her ever-persistent mini Aussie. In addition to her blogging website, carolyndenniswillingham.com, you may find her on Facebook and Twitter.

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