Rule #1 for working the drive-thru

Don’t hand me a drink without handing me a straw.

I’ve got three sons ranging from 10 to 14 and I spend a lot of my time chauffeuring them around which means I’m frequently at a drive-thru window. Inevitably, it seems I’m asked to pull forward and they’ll bring our food out to us because the chicken nuggets are cooking.


As they are telling me this, they hand me all of our drinks – which I have to receive and pass back.  While I’m turned away passing drinks back – the person at the window disappears.

While I’m waiting, it sure would be nice to be able to take a sip from the drinks. I know I can take the lid off, but it would be so easy to hand me the straws at the same time you’re giving me the drinks.