Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sonic Stories

I just got home from another night of closing at Sonic. I close three nights this week; last week I closed four. Sonic is not my favorite place to work for many reasons: closing at midnight, having lazy managers, and dealing with unwanted...advances.

There's this one other carhop - a short, shrimpy guy with bleached-blond hair and a voice which most people in drive-through respond to with "ma'am". He's really nerdy, but not really going anywhere fast in his life, as he's twenty-two and "thinking about looking into" attending the community college. He's constantly saying things like "Katie," (or whomever it is) "I have a question. Where do you think black holes lead to?" His catchphrase is "or whatnot" and if I hear that phrase ever again, so help me... Anyway, not a bad kid, but not really my type. Out of the blue, he asked me a couple weeks ago if I wanted to see a movie with him. Fortunately I was going to a picnic with my family that day, but I panicked and immediately made plans for the rest of my days off so I'd have an excuse lined up.

Then tonight I found out how desperate he really is. He asked me again what I was doing tomorrow, to which I responded I was working at the pool. He said that the reason he was asking was that he "and a group of nerdy friends were going to see the Incredible Hulk in Johnson City" and I reacted something along the lines of "oh, that's nice". But he apparently had asked another girl if she wanted to see Hancock. So I was a bit relieved that I wasn't being singled out. But still the guy kind of freaks me out.

But the unsolicited attentions tonight became stranger as I was taking out one of the last orders of the night. It was a man and his wife in a pickup. The guy was talking on his cell on speaker phone, and when I came out with their food, phone-guy was like "do you have a pretty little girl serving you there at Sonic" and truck-guy was like "I don't know I can't really see her" and then turned to look at me. He expressed his great appreciation for my beauty, and then phone-guy proceeded to hit on me via...the phone. He even yelled out "Goodnight, honey!" as I was going back inside.

Oh, and I can't forget the car full of guys who always come by after playing soccer. They are really funny but quite obviously high schoolers. Tonight one of them said "My friend wants to know how old you are", and when I responded twenty-two he said "My friend is twenty-two also." Okayyyyyyyy.

Then I came home and my mom asked, "How was Sonic tonight?"

6 comments:

Emily J said...

Wow.

"Wow" in amazement and horror.

That's about all I can say.

Anna said...

I feel so bad for that guy's wife, having to sit in the car and listen to her husband describe your beauty!

Katie said...

I'm sure it was partly in jest, but still...yeesh.

ADM said...

Kayyyyyyytie.

I miss you.

I'm sad that Sonic customers are creepy.

I'm even sadder that you're a sinner.

Emily J said...

OK, I have to tell you . . . I'm watching the Season 5 premiere of Project Runway tonight. Sigh. I don't know what happened. It was on TV when I was staying with my mom and, like John Krasinski, I got totally into it. Even though the people are annoying!!! HOLY CRAP they are annoying! But still . . . it's addicting. WHY????

jessica said...

So, Katie, it sounds like they're not Hillsdale boys, or whatnot.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sonic Stories

I just got home from another night of closing at Sonic. I close three nights this week; last week I closed four. Sonic is not my favorite place to work for many reasons: closing at midnight, having lazy managers, and dealing with unwanted...advances.

There's this one other carhop - a short, shrimpy guy with bleached-blond hair and a voice which most people in drive-through respond to with "ma'am". He's really nerdy, but not really going anywhere fast in his life, as he's twenty-two and "thinking about looking into" attending the community college. He's constantly saying things like "Katie," (or whomever it is) "I have a question. Where do you think black holes lead to?" His catchphrase is "or whatnot" and if I hear that phrase ever again, so help me... Anyway, not a bad kid, but not really my type. Out of the blue, he asked me a couple weeks ago if I wanted to see a movie with him. Fortunately I was going to a picnic with my family that day, but I panicked and immediately made plans for the rest of my days off so I'd have an excuse lined up.

Then tonight I found out how desperate he really is. He asked me again what I was doing tomorrow, to which I responded I was working at the pool. He said that the reason he was asking was that he "and a group of nerdy friends were going to see the Incredible Hulk in Johnson City" and I reacted something along the lines of "oh, that's nice". But he apparently had asked another girl if she wanted to see Hancock. So I was a bit relieved that I wasn't being singled out. But still the guy kind of freaks me out.

But the unsolicited attentions tonight became stranger as I was taking out one of the last orders of the night. It was a man and his wife in a pickup. The guy was talking on his cell on speaker phone, and when I came out with their food, phone-guy was like "do you have a pretty little girl serving you there at Sonic" and truck-guy was like "I don't know I can't really see her" and then turned to look at me. He expressed his great appreciation for my beauty, and then phone-guy proceeded to hit on me via...the phone. He even yelled out "Goodnight, honey!" as I was going back inside.

Oh, and I can't forget the car full of guys who always come by after playing soccer. They are really funny but quite obviously high schoolers. Tonight one of them said "My friend wants to know how old you are", and when I responded twenty-two he said "My friend is twenty-two also." Okayyyyyyyy.

Then I came home and my mom asked, "How was Sonic tonight?"

6 comments:

Emily J said...

Wow.

"Wow" in amazement and horror.

That's about all I can say.

Anna said...

I feel so bad for that guy's wife, having to sit in the car and listen to her husband describe your beauty!

Katie said...

I'm sure it was partly in jest, but still...yeesh.

ADM said...

Kayyyyyyytie.

I miss you.

I'm sad that Sonic customers are creepy.

I'm even sadder that you're a sinner.

Emily J said...

OK, I have to tell you . . . I'm watching the Season 5 premiere of Project Runway tonight. Sigh. I don't know what happened. It was on TV when I was staying with my mom and, like John Krasinski, I got totally into it. Even though the people are annoying!!! HOLY CRAP they are annoying! But still . . . it's addicting. WHY????

jessica said...

So, Katie, it sounds like they're not Hillsdale boys, or whatnot.