Greg 'n Keetha Stuff

OK, let's be honest. This is really KEETHA stuff. Sometimes I write about Greg - - - but he has never in his life made one single post of his own. He has occasionally made a comment or two. So - - - come on in and visit with me, Keetha, for a while. I'd love it if you left your foot prints. (Interpretation: COMMENT PLEASE ;-)

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Friday, October 13, 2006

A Little Friday The 13th Anecdote For You

Hope this makes you smile - - - -

I decided to indulge in one final pedicure of the season on this my precious day off from school. It was 12:30 p.m. when I finished, so I decided to swing into the drive-through at Micky-D's for some cheap lunch.

There was a long line of cars, but I didn't care - - - - I had "free" time to spare today, so I got in the shorter of the two lines and waited. Eventually it was my turn to talk to the machine and place my order.

A chipper young male voice told me it would be $2.60 and to please pull around.

I was rather puzzled. I had ordered three items from the dollar menu, so how in the world could my price only be two dollars and sixty cents???? (True, I had not double checked the PRICES on the dollar menu - - - - but isn't the POINT of a dollar menu that everything on it is $1????) He MUST have forgotten to add one of my items.

When I got up to the "pay" window - - - where I was talking to actual live people (two girls this time) - - - I asked if they had my order correct. Yes, they listed off everything I had ordered. So I asked them how my bill was under three dollars when I had ordered three items from the dollar menu.

They said, "He put you down for a senior drink."

OK - - - - so, let's get this straight. While I am MORE than happy to pay less for my drink on a SENIOR discount - - - - just HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??? "Chipperyoungmalevoice" did NOT ask me if I was a SENIOR.

Was there a security camera there so that "chipperyoungmalevoice" could see me while I could not see him???? And if that is the case - - - - do I actually LOOK like a senior???? I'm fairly sure he did not mean a SENIOR IN HIGH SCHOOL, and I don't think they get discounts anyway!!!

And, if he COULD NOT SEE ME - - - - as I could not see him - - - - does that mean I SOUND like an elderly person??????

Grant you, I will admit freely ABOUT MYSELF that I am getting older - - - older than dirt. BUT, this is the first time in my life (other than generic letters inviting me to join the AARP which they send out routinely to anyone whose birthdate is pre 1990) that I have ever been CONFUSED for a SENIOR.

What did I do?????

Kept my mouth shut (believe it or not), PAID the $2.60 and drove away to enjoy my cheeseburger, fries, and drink.

However - - - perhaps it was not I who had the biggest "Senior" moment in this little scenario. When I opened my cheeseburger, though the tag stuck to the outside of the wrapper proclaimed in large letters "NO KETCHUP" - - - which WAS the way I ordered it - - - - - the burger on the inside was POSITIVELY SWIMMING in the nasty red gunk. Maybe it is THEY who need the glasses and/or hearing aid, not me.

At least I can remember from the time of ordering to the time of serving that I said "NO KETCHUP!!" ;-)


Anonymous grammy said...

I am laughing so hard, I can hardly type!!!! Happy Fri the 13th Keetha. Also thinking about your celeb pix...which you have not had time to recover from and then get hit again. You do NOT look like a senior or a male!!! But thank you so much for the info...I have been paying regular price for a drink but will now proclaim with loud voice "senior citizen". Ha!!!!

10/13/2006 2:02 PM  
Anonymous grammy said...

Keetha, why are my comments going on double? It doesn't have anything to do with our bilingual Anon's pig latin, does it?????? hmmmmm

10/13/2006 2:04 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

I don't know why your comment was doubled - - - - but I deleted one of the doubles for you!!!

I'm not sure what the ACTUAL age for a Sr. discount IS at McDonalds - - - - though I'm fairly certain I'm not quite there yet.

I thought about asking - - - - but by that time, I decided I'd rather TAKE the discount and run - - - - - so I didn't ask.

10/13/2006 2:06 PM  
Anonymous grammy said...

You did the wise I am waaaaaay over qualified for discount!!! Thanks for removing the double talk. xoxoxox

10/13/2006 2:16 PM  
Blogger Anon said...



Another funny story:
I had to take my son to a specialist in another city in IN today. Promised to take him to Starbucks afterwards. On our way there, looked for the gift card I thought I had, couldn't find it. He's all frustrated, so I promised him that I'd take him to the one in town because I probably left it on the counter. Got home, no card. We started looking through the van and found that it had dropped into a crevice.......

and I'm not even a "senior" yet.......

10/13/2006 2:59 PM  
Anonymous grammy said...

I can't even remember what life was like without you bloggers...very dull tho as I remember. Anon, you are also very,very funny. Happy Friday the 13th to you also!!! Do you girls still think it's great to have Friday Free time or are you ready for whatever you do on Monday to come quickly?????

10/13/2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Anon - - - - I'm NOT a senior yet either, just knocking on the door, so to speak.

And mom - - - of COURSE we are still happy to be OUT OF SCHOOL - - - these minor funny stories are almost 'good for the soul' compared to what we will face on Monday, at least that is so for me.

10/13/2006 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it ain't about sports, I don't have the brain to talk about it. Sorry.

Big Fat Chicken

10/13/2006 3:23 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...


Big Fat Chicken - - - - - you are making me cry I'm laughing so hard.

Won't you PLEASE identify yourself.

BTW - - - just for you - - - I'll post about football tomorrow.

10/13/2006 3:26 PM  
Blogger Keri said...


You guys are funny ones!

10/13/2006 3:44 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

Hey Anon...I'm wondering if you were closer to my neck of the woods today...

10/13/2006 3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait. Thanks.

Big Fat Chicken

10/13/2006 3:56 PM  
Blogger Anon said...

Fellow Freakazoid

I cannot disclose that kind of information. :)

10/13/2006 4:19 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

Anon: Somehow I KNEW you would say that!!!

10/13/2006 4:28 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

We must ALL be desperate for entertainment as we've generated QUITE a conversation over this little McDonalds story - - - - -

10/13/2006 7:10 PM  
Anonymous grammy said...

After re-reading your blog, and I quote "he put you down for a senior drink"...I only have 2 questions...1st ques...did he say something to "put" you down just so he could get a drink and if so that's not nice. 2nd ques...what is the mix in a senior drink and how do they serve it,,, with an umbrella in it or maybe a snow shovel up Nawth?????

10/13/2006 8:20 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Just quoting what the girls said - - - - I guess you'll have to take it however you want to.

10/13/2006 10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I remember when she was a chipper young thing herself. But a SENIOR, did not know she had gotten that old?????????

10/14/2006 5:11 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

She's NOT that old. You can BANK on it.

10/14/2006 6:12 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

Who is this anonymous?!?!?!!? Show yourself!!!

I like the picture addition, Mom, very cute!!!

10/14/2006 6:33 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

I know - - - anonymous is driving me crazy too - - - - but I don't want to admit it in case they're TRYING to drive me crazy, then if they know they're succeeding, they'll never fess up to who they are. (But just between you and me, I'm going CRAZY wondering who they are - - - - or is it only ONE anonymous or SEVERAL???)

Kyle wanted McDonalds for supper, so I snapped the shot then. Hehehehehehehe

10/14/2006 6:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you get Kyle get a Senior Drink or did he order for himself?

10/14/2006 7:41 PM  
Blogger Keri said...

I think anonymous is GRAMMY...she's given herself away with the lack of Grammy comments today but yet we're having all these anonymous ones...

Which is why I said HILLBILLY in a previous comment.

10/14/2006 8:53 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Hmmmmmmmm maybe so. AND, if I'm not mistaken, Grammy and Jim do watch Nascar - - - - - whatever THAT is.

No one mistook me for a SENIOR at McDonalds this evening.

10/14/2006 11:02 PM  
Blogger Jim and Jaena said...

If anonymous is driving you crazy, just stop allowing anonymous comments. This will, in turn, start driving him/her crazy, and he/she will have to start his/her own blog like another "Anon" we all know and love. ;)

10/14/2006 11:57 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Jaena - - - that's a GOOD plan!!!!! If Big Fat Chicken aka Anonymous is who I think it is - - - - - SHE needs to start a blog anyway.

10/15/2006 12:00 AM  
Anonymous grammy said...

Mug Shot

YES to loving Anon!!! I LIKE her attitude!!!! BTW did you ask Anon if she had the "lemon bar" at Starbucks on the 13th???

10/15/2006 10:18 AM  
Anonymous grammy said...


Anonymous is not me. Jim & I are like Keetha...what's Nascar??? Anonymous said HE remembered Keetha when she was a "chipper young thing". Any clue in that comment as to who HE is????

10/15/2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger Keetha said...

Oh my - - - - now I'm stumped. I was sure Big Fat Chicken was you, mom. Unless you are out and out lying to me to keep me confused (a task which is certainly NOT difficult) Then I now have NO CLUE who Big Fat Chicken Anonymous is.

Too fun - - - - - thanks BFC for livening up our little world. It doesn't take a whole lot to make us smile.

Hey - - - maybe BFC is another alter ego for Anon??????

10/15/2006 11:36 AM  
Blogger Keri said...

Yeah who is this BFC????? I really thought it was Grammy in disguise!!

10/15/2006 4:05 PM  
Blogger Jim and Jaena said...

No, I did not ask her yet...maybe I will just have to get one and share it with her sometime. She can have one teeny, tiny, little bite.

10/16/2006 4:31 PM  
Anonymous grammy said...

Mug Shot

How nice of you to share, even a tiny bite with Anon. We all love Anon. I am going to try and bribe Greg into taking us to Starbucks just for a lemon bar. They may not have them here in the deep South and how nice it will be to get it where Mug Shot goes!!!!!

10/18/2006 3:33 PM  
Blogger Keetha said...

You won't need to BRIBE Greg to go to Starbucks - - - he LOVES the place.

And - - - I do know Mug Shot and where to find her, so maybe you could do more than drink coffee in her Starbucks without her.

10/18/2006 9:41 PM  

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