Wednesday Story Day – AKA – Hump Day

 

Photo of Lucy and Twiggy

“What are you doing Little One?”
“Thought I heard Friday over there.”
“Sounded like Wednesday to me.”

It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week we found ourselves at the Chick-Fil-A and talking to the manager named Tony. Tony was a little intimidated and asked for some time to call his boss. Our gang gave him a business card (These were not ID but Vista Print $5.00 a thousand cards. Whew, I hope that clears that up). Our gang then took their coffees out to one of the tables to wait for Tony to come out. We should get over there in case Tony comes back quickly.

 

“You know what, Larry?”

“What, Andrew?”

“I often wonder why people line up at Chick-Fil-A.”

“I guess cause they like the chicken sandwiches.”

“But for breakfast?”

“They have other stuff like sausage, eggs, and hash browns.”

“How do you know?”

“I’ve had breakfast at a Chick-Fil-A.”

“Hey, fellas.”

“Yeah, Mike.”

“Got the judge working on a warrant now.”

“Excellent. Oh, look, here comes Tony. Well, Tony, what did you find out?”

“My boss said to cooperate with you guys. He called our lawyer, and as long as you do not think any of our employees committed a crime, we should try to help.”

“well, that’s nice of your boss and the lawyer. At this point, we do not suspect any of your employees of wrongdoing. We had a photo of a partial receipt from a pickup yesterday. Here it’s on my cell. Take it and have a look.”

“Uh-huh. Looks like it has been burned.”

“Good eye, Tony. It was burned, but these ashes still have a trace of it. Anything pop out at you?”

“There is a sequence number just below the date. Let me pull it up on my iPad. Humm. Yeah, that was a pickup order filled about 5:10 yesterday. Seven number three combos. Three sweet teas and three diet cokes and one lemonade.”

“Sounds like a big crowd. Let me ask, Tony. You guys have any surveillance cameras?”

“Sure do. Covers the drive-through from two angles. One is the window, and the second is the rear of the car. That’s was in case we had a grab and go.”

“Grab and go?”

“Before our new system, the customer would pay for the food when delivered. We used to have people take the food and then hit the gas. We now have a two-window system where we collect at the first window and fill the order from the second. We still have the camera working. There was a time when jokers would throw a drink at the server. Having the recording of the event and the license plate ensured that the police had enough to arrest the person.”

“Over a drink?”

“How about cuts and bruises. Those cups are not light.”

“Okay, I get it. So do you think you have the pick-up from yesterday on tape?”

“I’m sure we do. We have a 24-hour loop.”

“Can we get the tape?”

“I’m sure it won’t be a problem, but—”

“You’ll have to ask your boss.”

“Yes.”

“Go ahead and make the call. We’ll wait.”

“I won’t be a minute. I’ll just step over there.”

“Take all the time you need, Tony. We think the tapes will be the breakthrough we need.”

64 comments

  1. Let’s hope the surveillance tapes provide a lucky break in the case and not just some joker committing a food prank!

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    1. Yes. I think we will get some info. Thanks, Liz.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  2. If this Chick-Fil-A is anything like ours, going through those tapes could take weeks!

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    1. I know right? At least we have an approximate time. Thanks, Jill.

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  3. This sounds so hopeful, John…why do I have an uneasy feeling? These guys could use a good break.

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    1. Uneasy comes with this oneI’m afraid. Thanks, Dan

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      1. A chicken sandwich and a large order of dread 🙁

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  4. At last, some intelligence – maybe even a solid lead?

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    1. I’m thinking even a partial plate and make of car will help.

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      1. Provided it’s not on false plates

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      2. Yeah, good point. What’s the odds these guys are driving around in a car with the own plates?

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  5. This could take a while. They should order food.

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    1. Good idea. I could go for a pack of waffle fries. I’m sure they could as well.

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  6. Chik-Fil-A breakfast used to be my youngest son’s favorite – then he moved on to Panera.

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    1. That is a big move for sure. 😁

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  7. Food service people really do get abused. I’m surprised anyone would do that. I mean, they handle your food.

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    1. I know right. I guess after being a jerk one would not go back there.

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  8. Gwen M. Plano · · Reply

    Thank goodness for Chick-Fil-A! As a frequenter of this establishment, I think they deserve to be the hero in this drama. Well done, John. 😊

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    1. I agree, Gwen. Thanks. 😁

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  9. An urgent Wednesday summit “Something in the bushes” has held today. Twiggy & Lucy were developing a new security strategy for dog summer 2021. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    1. Yes, and then the noise occured. Our team needs to get to the bottom of this one. 😁

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      1. So true! Sherlock Twiggy & Bow-Watson Lucy must clarify what’s going on around. 🙂

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      2. Lucy is up for the task for sure. 😁

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      3. After a piece of bread with peanut butter 🙂 🙂 🙂 To boost with energy & to make an enemy frightened. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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      4. Lucy and Twiggy love peanut butter. A piece of bread. with peanut butter would turn them into superdogs. 😁

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  10. I’ve never visited a Chick-Fil-A in the so-called real world, so this was a great treat, John, one that was less filling, I imagine.

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    1. 100% fat and calorie free.

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  11. Skippy has a link to the Chick-Fil-A policy manual on his iPad. And it includes and 800 number for anything not covered in the manual. Unfortunately the number is busy. Skippy’s expected wait time is 24 minutes. Please stay on the line… ( cue wait music ).

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    1. Wait music and the inturruptions that inform that “All our representatives are busy helping others. Your call will be answered in the order in which it was received.”

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  12. Well, that went remarkably well. Perhaps it is going to turn out to be a breakthrough. Thankfully no one has tried to shoot Larry and Andrew in the past few hours. 🙂

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  13. Hey… at Chick-fil-A, I’d be glad to wait and have a lemonade and biscuit while waiting. LOL. Have a great rest of the week, John. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. That you, Teagan. You as well. 🤗

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  14. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    This made me hungry! Fingers crossed they get a good view of the plate and occupants!

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks, Denise.

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    1. We’ve been to turning points before. Thanks, Billy Ray

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  15. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    I’ve never been to a Chick-fil-A, but I do know that these fast food places have to put up with a lot of misbehaving and abusive customers. So let’s hope the tape reveals some solid information.

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    1. Yes. let’s hope so. Thanks, Pete.

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  16. Another cliff to hang from. Not sure my fingers can take much more…

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    1. Wearing gloves is recommended around here. Thanks, Geoff.

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  17. I particularly like that we will help if you don`t suspect any of us! Hah!
    That said, are we finally going to get a break? 🙂

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    1. Break???? I don’t have to give no stinking breaks. 😂

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      1. Buahahaha! My bad. What was I thinking?

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  18. Hmmmm … getting a pic of the vehicle and license number seems almost too good to be true, given past history. I shall continue holding my breath and biting my nails, hoping that finally the guys are going to get a lucky break.

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    1. Not sure they will get a break but we shall see. Thanks, Jill.

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  19. We’re getting somewhere, thanks to Tony’s help. And I have to say, I’ve often thought the same thing about breakfasts that include a chicken sammie for breakfast. Maybe I’m just too much of a purist but nope.

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    1. I don’t think you are too much a purist. Just the right amount

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      1. You’re so understanding

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      2. Father John.

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      3. That made me chortle.

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      4. A good chortle is cleansing. 😂

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      5. You’re not wrong

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  20. Let’s hope these guys get a break with surveillance cameras!

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    1. We can hope I suppose. Thanks, Jennie 😁

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      1. Suppose? 😳 Back to nail biting…

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      2. I have no idea what’s going to happen until Tuesday. 😊

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      3. I love it! 😀

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      4. A bit scary for me though.

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