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WTF Sonic?

Had a craving for a double-bacon breakfast burrito or two, so I headed to Sonic on 10th Avenue South. Unfortunately, I opted to park in a stall instead of using the drive-thru — a mistake that I don’t normally make.

I placed my order at 12:14 pm and settled in to wait for a few minutes, comforted by my Sirius XM.

When the clock hit 12:30, I started to get a bit worried. At 12:40, my worry began turning to frustration. I hit the “order”button” again, to no avail.

At 12:45, I Googled up the phone number for Sonic and tried calling — it just rang and rang and rang.

At about 12:52, I got out of my car and walked up to the door that says EMPLOYEES ONLY, and dared to walk in. The folks behind the counter looked up in surprise, and I told them that I had been waiting for more than 40 minutes. One of them kind of shrugged and said in a semi-apologetic tone that they were very, very busy, and were trying hard to get everyone’s order filled.

I returned to my car and took my frustration to Facebook — posted at 1 p.m., and some kind friends and acquaintances kept me company in the comments.

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About one minute after I posted on Facebook, an employee came out to my car and apologized (sincerely, it seemed), and re-took my order. At 1:06 pm, he delivered my food to me, and again apologized.

Total time from order to delivery: 52 minutes. WTF, Sonic?

And is it kind of weird that everything finally happened literally a minute after I posted on Facebook?

To be honest, I likely would have bailed on the order and kissed my $15 good-bye if it hadn’t been for my beloved Sirius XM, and checking in on the KRTV Facebook page and comments during the agonizing wait.

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“Honky”

Sunday was a perfect day to take Ziggy to the dog park! He saw some of his friends there – including this little fellow, Honky.

Honky is a regular at the park; his human is an older gentleman who rides a moped and usually brings three dogs to the park. One of his other dogs is Archie, an adorable 3-legged dog who just looooooves a good tummy scratching!

Today, however, was the first time that I have seen Honky sporting a blue hue! His human explained that so many people assume that Honky is a girl, so every once in a while he gets a blue ‘do to accentuate that he is a boy :-) The dog park was pretty crowded today, since the weather was so nice — what a happy place to be!

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Category: Fluff

CHARTER-ATORS STANDING BY

NINE NINE NINE. I REPEAT: NINE NINE NINE.

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Category: Fun Stuff

Random Pix (January 11, 2015)

I love it when companies make it so easy to Doge-ify their products:

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Dropped in to the new Do Bar for the first time ever, and I ran into these fine folks!

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Yup, more snow — more than 13 inches during the past several days. Winter wonderland, indeed — beautiful!

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Behind the scenes during a KRTV newscast. Many screens, tons of buttons!

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Random Pix (January 1, 2015)

So yeah…we got a little bit of snow over the last several days — a true “White Christmas” and then some!

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Dining at 3-D in Black Eagle, and noticed that some of the folks at my table who ordered alcoholic beverages got fancy little umbrellas in their drinks — but my poor glass of cola didn’t rate, so I begged the waitress for a fancy umbrella:

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Really dig the new look inside Rikki’s restaurant (and they’ve upped their service and food game, too!):

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Feelin’ the luv at Starbucks :-)

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Cow Parts

Maybe it’s my imagination, but doesn’t this cow look…almost, well…happy? He’s got a little grin (maybe a bit mischievious?) on his face.

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Category: Animals
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