I haven’t eaten out anywhere since all of this COVID business started late last year. Not even a fast food place. Now that I am preparing to get back on the road I am tired of missing out on road food or restaurant food. But I don't know how to do this mobile ordering thing or using an app and dealing with “curbside” delivery so I spent a good part of a day reading up on all of this, watching videos and uploading apps.
When you are done laughing you can continue on with my first experience.
I made one last trip into town a few days back to dump off trash, check the Free Library book stand and go to ACE Hardware. I thought I would stop at Dairy Queen on the way back. I really wanted a hamburger and a chocolate milk shake for after all it was 99 degrees and it had been like nearly a year since I last enjoyed either. Anyways it didn't go well.
I am standing in the drive-up line reading the big electronic sign and see this.
Coin shortage? What’s that?
Well this threw a wrench into my plan. I always pay cash for my food.
A car pulled up nearby and parked. Inside a young lady was getting ready to go in and start her day at Dairy Queen. When she stepped out I asked her if I was going to pay cash could I just tell them to keep the change? She said yes then added “But we're not open yet.” Oh. I changed my plan. “Okay, well I will come back another day” thinking my errand day when we leave camp. “I will be in my RV so can I just park here and order?” She replies “We don't have a walk-up window. It would be best you were on that” pointing to the Honda. Oh again.
I thanked her for her help and rode away disappointed in failure
at my first attempt at eating out in COVID times.
I am not giving up though.