10: The Stranded Family
It’s never fun to have an unreliable vehicle, yet thousands of people deal with this every day. Hechordisinchoy describes how the drive-thru was a haven “One time I was with my mom when she went through a drive-thru. The car stalled at the window and wouldn’t start. I looked at her and said, “so… wait for the food and then push?” She said yes. They came to the window with our order, we got everything situated, then I hopped out and started pushing the car. It was a big boat of an Oldsmobile so I had to push it in a way that made it look like I was sitting on the back bumper. The looks on the faces of the people in the window as I passed by were pretty damn funny. We ended up going inside the restaurant to wait for someone to pick us up.
“Someone who was working the drive-thru told us we could wait there as long as we needed to and they’d be happy to get us cups for the soda fountain. They checked on us more than once and we were only there for maybe half an hour. I grew up in a family that often didn’t have a vehicle. And when we did have one, it usually left us stranded regularly. This was just a frustrating inconvenience and the folks working in the restaurant were so nice and felt so bad for us. We were just happy to have a ride on the way and a building to wait in.”