It’s a good thing I’m so educated.

I have a master’s degree.


This is an actual conversation I had with a 16-year old employee at the drive-thru window of a local fast-food restaurant.

“You can order whenever you’re ready.”

“Hi. Yes, I’d like one twist ice cream cone, but do you have one that’s smaller than the large?”

“We have a small.”

“Oh, okay.  I’d like a small please.”

“Is that it?”

“Yep.  That’s all.”

“Okay, your total will be $1.92 please.”

“Um, does the small cone cost more than the large cone?”

“No, they’re the same price.”

“Well, the big banner out front says the large cone is $1.00.”

“Right.  The large is $1.00 on special, and the small is $1.00.”

“But you said my total was $1.92.”

“No, I said ‘$1.00. Lane 2 please.'”

“Oooh. (nervous laugh) Sorry, I guess I misunderstood you.”

A few minutes later, the girl came wandering back to my place in line and took my dollar and gave me the ice cream cone.

As I drove away, I realized I never did go get in Lane 2.

I hope Grant appreciated that stupid ice cream cone.

And I really hope that I’m smart again when I get resurrected.


7 thoughts on “It’s a good thing I’m so educated.

  1. I’m sorry (or not) to say that I’m having a good laugh at your expense. (PS I got your Christmas card today–very lovely family–which you addressed to Paul and Sara Evans. However, I was curious as to why it’s for just my middle teenager and me?)(I really shouldn’t laugh because I haven’t gotten my Christmas card even made yet)

  2. Ah, but was this face to face or through those speaker things? Because the speakers are awful. I never understand anything said through them. “Lane 2” could certainly sound like “ninety-two.” If it was face to face, I’d chalk it up to losing your hearing rather than your brain. I’m certainly going deaf now that I have kids capable of banshee shrieks. Just sayin’.

  3. I just now got a chance to stop and read this. What a good laugh I got! Thanks for sharing this and letting me know that I’m not the only one who has those absent minded moments. 🙂

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