Monday, December 13, 2010

Every Every Every Time

Every time I call up a place to order food
if I say "I'd like to place an order for take out...",
they say, "For pick up?".

But if I say, "I'd like to place an order for pick up...",
they say, "For take out?".

And then I order, and then I ask, "How long will that be?"
And I hear, "One second please",
And I hear the scratch pad and the register and the calculation, and I cringe as I wait for it,
But they always say, "$9.50",
So I have to say, every time, "No no, not how much, how long? How much time?"
"Oh! About ten minutes..."

Every time.