Friday, May 26, 2006

Trouble With My Crack

No, not that crack, silly people! I'm having trouble procuring the
Hillbilly Mom crack: Sonic Cherry Diet Coke. I long
for the salad days last summer. The days I had my Sonic lovaahhh,
my Sonic man-boy, to look out for me. To hook me up.

Alas, those days are long gone. I see him sometimes, but he seems
to be in a managerial role. They have a little yayhoo working the
window. The boy doesn't seem quite right. He's nice enough...he
just seems to have short-term memory loss. Which is not a good
thing for working the drive-thru window.

The boy has been giving me a Route 44 Cherry Diet Coke for
$1.07. That is waaayyy too cheap. It should be $1.71. I thought
maybe it was a special, because he did that for about a week.
Imagine my surprise yesterday when I also ordered a large cup
of ice. From $1.07, my price jumped to $2.13. Man! That is one
expensive cup of ice. A whole bag is only $1.07. Not only does
he have money-taking issues, he has order-taking issues.

On Wednesday, I waited and waited at the drive-thru.

Welcome to Sonic. How may I help you?
A Route 44 Cherry Diet Coke.
A Route 44 Cherry Vanilla Diet Coke. Will that be all?
No vanilla!
Do you want vanilla?
No. A Cherry Diet Coke.
With vanilla?
No! Only a Cherry Diet Coke.
A Diet Coke with Cherry?
That will be $1.07. Please pull around.

Thursday was not much better.

Welcome to Sonic. How may I help you?
A Route 44 Cherry Diet Coke and a large cup of ice.
A Route 44 Cherry Coke and a cup of ice?
No. A Cherry DIET Coke.
A Route 44 Cherry Diet Coke. And you wanted ice? What size?
Large. Large cup of ice.
A Route 44 Cherry Diet Coke and a large cup of ice?
That will be $2.13. Please pull around.

What is this guy's problem? I detest vanilla!!! Where did he get
vanilla? And I detest real Coke when I'm expecting diet. It is
OH SO SWEET. How can anybody drink a Route 44 barrel
of real soda? I make my co-pilot, #1 son, he of the passenger
seat tilted for a space-shuttle launch, taste it. Before we leave the
parking lot. I have had to drive back around several times. Now
I just go to a 'bay' as they call it, and make a carhop correct
their error for no tip. That'll learn 'em. The wrath of the carhop.

Cherry. Diet. Coke. It's not rocket science.
It's crack.


Blogger Chickadee said...

OMG. What part of Cherry Diet Coke did he not understand??? LISTEN WITH YOUR EARS!!!!

I don't care for Vanilla Coke myself. It's probably especially yucky in a Cherry Diet Coke.

Duh people. I'd say complain to a manager, but I'll bet the manager is about the same age as the order-taker.

8:12 PM  
Blogger The Unrepentant Gallivanter said...

You know what would be awesome? If you wrote about Sonic and Chex Mix all in one blog!
Only 5 days until I can have my Sonic Diet Cherry Limeade, some Chex Mix, and some Mexican food - hmmm, maybe once I get my fix I'll write about the goodness of American food myself : )

10:48 PM  
Blogger Cazzie!!! said...

I like Zero coke, I used to drink Vanilla Diet Coke but I dont like it now..the vanilla makes you feel MORE thirsty I reckon..and the Zero is just right.

1:36 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hi Hillbilly Mom,
And to think, you thought Beclakia would be going easy on you, while you were in the Big Blogger house. It may be only a little bit evil, but it is evil enough.
Next week, we are going to get him to forget to put your cherry in the soda. [insert evil laugh]

7:29 AM  
Blogger Hillbilly Mom said...

You're right about the manager. They used to have a 30-something gal last summer, and the service was much better.

I may have made of passing mention using both in the same post a while back, like around the Christmas holidays.

Enjoy the Sonic days while you can.

I don't know the difference between the Zero and the Diet. Any real soda, with the sugar still in it, makes me thirstier.

I thought we worked out that international Sonic/Cinor issue, and my sweet elixir was safe again.

7:20 PM  
Blogger Redneck Diva said...

Daaang, that's some expensive ice y'all got up there in Missouri!

This whole working from home thing is really putting a crimp in my Sonic visiting. I just never get out anymore...*sigh*. Feel sorry for me, okay? Please? I was nearly weeping while I read about your near-miss with the vanilla. I am a sympathetic friend.

Once I messed up and ordered Tater a vanilla cherry Diet Coke and she was so sweet to just drink it and grimace in secret. I felt horrible that she drank that whole nasty vanilla-ish thing and never said a word! But then, once my mother brought me a cherry limeade from Sonic and I drank the whole thing even though I HATE cherry anything. I guess Sonic really is like crack - we'll take it even if it's not what we want in desperate times.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Hillbilly Mom said...

Indeed. It's like the caviar of ice, I suppose. The paddlefish caviar. We have that, too, y'know. That drunk Bobby Flay mentioned it while tasting VODKA and caviar on FoodNation last night.'s called FOODnation, not VODKAnation. Lush.

Anyhoo, stop with the Tater torture. Poor thing. I can't imagine how she choked it down. I once tried either a cherry limeade or a strawberry limeade, and it was not an experience I'd repeat.

10:09 PM  

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