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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Letters to Sonic

Dear Cute Little Sonic Car Hop,

I appreciate you bringing my delicious Diet Dr Pepper with cherry and chocolate. It was almost the highlight of my day, only to be outdone by the scheduling of my upcoming c-section. I realize that you are very young (and skinny) and may not understand life other than what you've heard from your teenage friends and the media. So I'd like to explain some things to you.

As you stated when you handed me the drink, you had never heard of this combination before. Understandable. I have extremely good taste. Diet Dr Pepper with cherry and chocolate is not an unusual request. In fact, Dr Pepper canned this very product during last year's holiday season. It was not, in fact, a pregnancy craving, as you must have surmised by your glance to my large belly and your startled "Oh!" Not a craving; just a really good drink. It's not like I ordered a Caffeine Free Mountain Dew with marshmallows and pickle juice. Although...that might not be too bad, either...

Yours truly,
The Pregnant Lady who orders weird drinks because they taste good, not because she's having some obscure craving

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My Precious Sonic,

Why do you tempt me so? It's bad enough that I keep change in the car just so I can come visit you during Happy Hour and gaze upon your back-lit menu's beauty. Must you make me drive circles around the parking lot until the clock turns to 2 p.m.? Really, I'm probably spending all the Happy Hour savings on gas. Can't you just rewind your clocks ever so slightly? Pretty please? I'll even help you! Provided they aren't up to high or are too heavy or require a Phillips head screwdriver because I can never seem to find one of those when I need it. But really, I'd help!

Lovingly,
Your somewhat dizzy customer

P.S.
Please tell your perky little teenage car hops that there is nothing wrong with ordering cherry and chocolate add-ins...if only they'd try it, they'd love it, too.

21 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I am addicted to their Diet Coke with Strawberry. Even if it often takes 20 minutes for them to make my drink. I dedicated a blog post to it a while back.

I think I will have to try this combo sometime. Sounds delicious!

Steph @ Diapers and Divinity said...

oh my goodness, I just got back from Sonic. I've been sick and didn't feel up to dinner tonight. I had a Sprite Zero with cherry myself. And btw, my carhop was like a 50-year old grandma. :)

Jillybean said...

I really like their cherry limeades.
MMMMMM

If I wrote a letter to our local Sonic, it would have to include such suggestions as not double charging my debit card, listening closer to me when I order so they can actually give me what I order, make sure that the hamburgers that are not supposed to have mustard don't have mustard and when I pay .35 cents extra for a slice of cheese I don't think it's too much to ask that they actually give me the cheese on my burger.

Oh, and I really need to mention something to the manager about suggesting to the car hops that they DON'T ask me how much of a tip I am going to give them.

Melanie J said...

I never really had any pregnancy cravings but I loved being able to eat whatever I want and blame it on a pregnancy craving. That's how I downed box after box of waxy covered chocolate donuts.

Bonnie the Boss said...

I enjoyed this post!!! You need to go back after you have the baby and order a couple of them. Then they would realize that it isn't just a pregnancy craving.

Amanda said...

Your too FUNNY! When's the date????

Jo said...

I don't know if you want to know that I have a Sonic about two blocks from my house.

North Dakota Ward's said...

I miss Sonic so much. There is one four hours away......

Dr. Pepper with extra, extra, extra ice.

Suzanne

TJ said...

I love me some sonic. Especially the cherry limeade. My sister in law always orders a route 44, d.p. with 32 cherries, she seriously asks them to count them out.

How much spit do you think they put in her drink?

Caroline said...

I love the ice at sonic. It's just the right texture to crunch when your preggo (That's the only time I chew ice, not because I'm anemnic, but just because I like it) We didn't have one close by in GA, but now we we have two just down the road. It could be problematic for my pocketbook. :)

Diane said...

Arrrgh! Curse Sonic! I love to order a Large Diet Raspberry Limeade. The sonic by Macey's is the only one who makes it right. Unfortunately, it takes them 20-40 minutes to make one drink.

Me said...

Yum! Sonic!!

This made me laugh out loud!

Jessica said...

There ICE is the best part! When I was pregnant, I used to make Dru get me a drink just for the "good" ice!

Amber said...

Note to self:
Cherry Chocolate Diet Dr. Pepper
Strawberry diet coke

Random trivia.
I also have a Sonic two blocks from my house, on the same street as the sonic two blocks from Jo's house, but I live farther then four blocks from Jo...

This Guy said...

Chocolate Dr. Pepper for me. None of that silly diet stuff. It might just be the Sonic here, but whenever I ask for cherry they add waaaay too much and it overpowers the flavor of the DP.

Momma Chae said...

Weirdo!!! Just kidding. That sounds really good right now. :)

Megan said...

lol I love sonic!


Just visiting from SITS! Happy Friday!

Cassie said...

Hi! I'm visiting from SITS. I have to admit I've only been to Sonic once in my life. (We don't have them here). I understand people not "getting the big picture" when you order something different though. Stay strong, and remain faithful to the drink you love!

Zen Ventures said...

I have never been to Sonic! Ok so sonicweird is it!? Maybe I should try it sometime.

Columbia Lily said...

AH Sonic...I miss them, they are slow to come to the NW. This was a great post.

Lynette said...

Hello fellow SITS-er. Enjoyed your Dear Letter. I am right there with you on that. Even though I am not expecting I love my Dt Cherry Lime Dt Coke. Come visit me at:
http://theysayimnuts.blogspot.com/2008/11/dear-crazy-friends.html

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