1) decide that you want $1 baja fish tacos from Long John Silver’s

2) drive to LJS drive-thru

3) spend 10 minutes waiting just far enough that I can hear the attendant asking for my order but too far back to give it because the driver in front of me won’t pull up 3 feet into the 15 feet of space in front of them to the next car (wondering why I didn’t honk? Read on)

4) backs up out of drive thru to park and walk inside. Sees the same 4 cars in the drive thru lane from when I first got on the property.

5) walk in an patiently wait at register. Watches as young female cashier/drive thru/cook goes back and forth 3 times without acknowledging my presence. She is visibly stressed. Obviously they are way understaffed for their new promotion.

6) Older female cashier/cook/most likely the mgr on duty/voice of reason comes forth. Checks on new guy. He’s busting his ass on only his 3rd day. Calmly turns to young female, shows a little compassion, and explain what needs to happen ASAP.

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7) young female loses her shit. Starts cursing about not having any fish and get off her goddamn back, all in earshot of myself and the rest of the dine-in crowd (all elderly and they asked what was that noise they’re hearing). Older female is trying to calm her down but she’s going past write-up and getting close to suspension with her behavior. Or worse.

8) There’s a reason why I haven’t mentioned ethnicities of the 2 females but if you have been half paying attention to ‘Murica’s viral videos this year with cookouts, selling lemonade/drinks on the sidewalk, door to door campaigning, use of your own apartment complex’s pool, etc., etc., etc., then you should be able to figure out who’s who. Anyway, I realized that I don’t have my personal phone on me (not using my company phone for this shitshow) so sorry, no viral video from me.

9) realizing that I’ve wasted 25 minutes altogether, I leave for another option: White Castle!

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10) don’t worry, I went with chicken rings instead of sliders. My stomach continues to thank me this afternoon.