Strangest thing happens the other day. I’m out with some friends and we want to grab a bite so I suggest we go to Burger King but it turns out there isn’t one within 20 miles so somebody else suggests McDonalds.
“McDonalds?” I say inquisitively.
“Is that some local place? They have burgers?”
They all look at me like I have 9 heads.
I end up feeling a little stupid in retrospect because it turns out McDonalds is a pretty popular hamburger franchise. You’ve probably heard of them because once I knew who they were I started to see that they are all over. I even saw an ad for them on TV yesterday. Up until that day though I guess I’d never noticed one.
I’m far from a shut-in and I have eaten at tons of Wendy’s and Arbee’s and DQ’s… but McDonalds must have stayed under the fast-food radar somehow.
Then it gets even weirder.
I go up to order my meal and ask for a Pepsi with it and they say they don’t have Pepsi. They have Coke.
The girl behind the counter looks at me like I, again, have 9 heads.
“Is that like Pepsi?”
My friends stopped talking and slowly gathered around me.
I drink soda all the time. Mountain Dew, Dr. Pepper, Sprite… I’ve had them all.
“So this Coke is like Pepsi?” I ask sincerely. I shrugged my shoulders as if to say I was open-minded and if it tasted similar to Pepsi I was game.
Apparently a 10th head was making its way out of my shoulders.
“Ok, I’ll give this Coke a try.”
How is it that suddenly I’m the weird one because I’m not familiar with every beverage? I even stumped a few of them by asking if they’d ever tasted a Mello Yellow but they still wouldn’t get off my back about it. They even called it Coca-Cola instead of Coke a few times… which is it then?
Some people just like to bust balls apparently.
Just one of those strange days.