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Crashin’ the Drive thru

So this morning, I was really craving one of my favorite foods, the McDonald’s Fruit and Yogurt Parfait. This delicious little treat is great to pick up on my way to work and I didn’t have enough time to eat breakfast. So I pull into the 5 car drive-thru line and patiently await my turn to inch towards the speaker. Once there, I notice the SUV in front of me ordered $15 worth of breakfast foods and I am shocked that someone can even spend $15 at McDonald’s. I then ordered my tasty treat and inched forward. I’m now stuck in the curbed area next to the playground about 3 cars from the payment window and 2 car from the pick up window.


The McDonald lovin‘ SUV wanted to pay so badly they crashed into the car in front of them. Literally just plowed into the little Toyota in front of them. Granted, I know it was an accident, but now I was stuck in the drive-thru lane, and I hadn’t even gotten my parfait yet. So I waited, thinking these wise people in the drive-thru line would continue moving forward and take their problems to the parking lot, thus allowing the rest of the McDonald’s drive-thru patrons to continue through the line, ordering, paying and getting their food.

Wrong again. Immediately the Toyota driver hops out in the middle of the drive-thru line and walks up to the SUV and demands them to also exit their car, in the middle of the drive-thru. She won’t get out. There’s yelling through windows. McDonald’s employees are coming outside. A cop rolls up. I just sit and wait. I just wanted a parfait! Seriously! I would have not gotten in the drive-thru lane if I knew this whole debacle was going to happen! Oh you golden arches, how you lure many in.

So besides the drama from McDonald’s, we have the lovely 26.2 gift!Tthe gift of the day today is all the warm weather wear from Tel-a-Runner. They have tons of super warm weather stuff which is exactly what I need lately! It’s been a chilly 40-50 degrees here which, I know, I know! Some of you have it so much worse, and I think you must need this WAY more than me! So check out their site. They also are having a 15% off holiday coupon, which you can find on their site, and you just have to press apply coupon for the discount. Here are some of my personal favorites.


Manzella Wind Stopper Cap
Ear flaps can be lowered for versatile ear protection. Gore windproof membrane blocks wind, by eliminating wind chill you can stay out longer. Pull closure allows for adjustable fit. It’s $ 24.99 and can be found here.


Asics ThermopolisDUOTECH foul weather gloves have a fabric base with denier gradient mesh lining that enhances moisture transfer and the DUOTECH design adds dry comfort. The Terry surface at outer thumbs helps wipe perspiration from your face. Boxed finger design provides excellent fit without causing circulation loss to your fingers. This helps in keeping your hands warm. They are $27.00 and can be found here.


The Brooks Vapor Dry Headband is another fave and I love the colors they have! The moisture transfer headband with a mesh band helps regulate temperature by moving moisture away from the head, keeping you dry and comfortable. It is $14.99 and can be found here.

Check out Tel A Run though for some great products and running gear!


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  • Reply Nitmos

    Reminds me of that commerical – is it Burger King? – where the driver is so anxious to place an order that he slams on the gas and literally pushes the car in front of him out of the way.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Marlene

    Oh man, that is so NOT how I would have wanted to start my day. I hope you enjoyed your parfait after all of that. ;)

    December 18, 2008 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Janice

    at least you weren’t invovled in the accident…. did you ever get your parfait?

    December 18, 2008 at 11:43 am
  • Reply Lacey Nicole

    omg i can’t believe that happened! they def should have pulled aside.

    oooh i have gloves like those, but hahaha– i didn’t even think of the thumb “wipe” as for perspiration i have been calling mine a snot-pocket…. hahah.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:44 am
  • Reply X-Country2

    What a mess, but I would have sat there are long as it took to get my parfait. I LOVE those things.

    December 18, 2008 at 11:45 am
  • Reply RunToFinish

    wow I can’t even believe you saw it happen and then had to wait for the crazies.

    Good call on the headband, I have one and love it

    December 18, 2008 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply J

    Seriously people its Christmas, I cannot believe you had to sit through that in the drive through lane! I wish everyone would be nice and loving and happy instead of angry and crazy!

    December 18, 2008 at 12:12 pm
  • Reply Burger

    Yikes – I was actually at a McD’s this morning for breakfast (kind of ashamed to admit that). Dunno why, but craziness always has a tendency to find its way into that chain in my experience.

    And aw, was hoping to find pictures of your new trail shoes!

    December 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm
  • Reply With Love from New Orleans

    Awww I am so sorry you had to deal with that!! I hopw your day gets better! You will have good karma for waiting so patiently!

    December 18, 2008 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Denise

    That is too funny. Could have been a Seinfeld episode!

    December 18, 2008 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply joyRuN

    That could’ve easily been me with the $15 McD order. I lurv chemically-enhanced cholesterol-laden junk.

    Especially one I don’t have to get out of the car for.

    December 18, 2008 at 12:49 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    That is an awesome story. You have to be paying NEGATIVE amounts of attention to pull that off in a drive-thru lane.

    December 18, 2008 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Melanie

    i’ve often wondered if that’s ever happened as i sit in a drive thru line, and now i know! Sucks that it happened while you had a craving though! Hope it was worth it! :)

    December 18, 2008 at 2:03 pm
  • Reply Evan

    New to your blog.

    It seems the story was worth the wait in the end. I do not know why the Toyota did not just pull out of the line and then talk to the SUV.

    December 18, 2008 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply LyndsAU

    that Mickey D’s incident would have scared the crap out of me!! :)

    December 18, 2008 at 2:17 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    people are so crazy! I would have been pretty nervous trapped in that line. That’s a great story! And thank goodness you got your parfait- they are tasty,

    December 18, 2008 at 2:35 pm
  • Reply ~Mrs. Guru~

    I love there parfaits!

    December 18, 2008 at 5:05 pm
  • Reply ECrunnergirl

    Boy that is some luck….getting stuck in the drive thru. But it sure does make a great story!!!

    Loved that wind stopper hat :=>

    December 18, 2008 at 5:34 pm
  • Reply D10

    Perfect timing to post the winter gear.

    What a crappy way to start out your morning. Glad you weren’t involved in the accident.

    December 18, 2008 at 5:35 pm
  • Reply Marcy

    Wow and I thought our McDonald’s was the only trashy one in the US HAHAHA Seriously ours is horrendous.

    December 18, 2008 at 6:35 pm
  • Reply Laurel

    I would have lost my s%*# being stuck in the drive thru with that mess going on. How did you keep it together?

    December 18, 2008 at 10:15 pm
  • Reply Julianne

    I went to Mickey D’s for breakfast this morning, too! Except that I got 2 Egg McMuffins!! D’oh.

    December 19, 2008 at 1:20 am
  • Reply Steve Stenzel

    People at McDonalds just shouldn’t be messed with. And I LOVE the parfait too! And the double cheeseburger. And the McChicken. And the 10 piece McNuggets. And a Diet Coke. Yum!

    December 19, 2008 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply The Running Knitter

    Do I dare ask how long you were stuck in the drive thru lane? I’m going to have to try that parfait.

    December 19, 2008 at 1:51 pm
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