Walking Through The Drive-thru
--by cyctw, posted Oct 6, 2020
Stumbling and slurring his words, in a language that sounded different than English, all I could make out was "egg rolls," as he pointed across the street as a Jack in the Box.
Without getting too close (I was wearing a mask and he wasn't), I made sure he safely crossed the street. The only way to order food was through the drive-thru. I walked up to where one would place an order and soon realized that a car would be needed to trigger the system.
Soon after, an auto arrived. I moved out of the way so the car could pull up to the speaker. Soon I heard a voice through the speaker, "may I take your order?" I approached the car and asked if I could place an order ahead of them. The young ladies in the auto obliged, but did seem a bit put-off.
I ordered the egg rolls, thanked them and went to the window to pay and pick up the food. Without thinking, when I arrived at the window I asked the cashier to wait until after the car had placed their order, as I wanted to pay for them.
After paying, I brought the egg rolls to the gentleman and high-tailed it out of there.
Doing for strangers-yet-to-be-friends-one-day fills my heart and soul with joy<3.