Yesterday, my girlfriend and I decided to venture out into the thunderstorms to find something to eat. We ended up at Del Taco since my girlfriend wanted mexican and had never been there. I had been there before, but it’s been a long time.
As soon as we walk in, we notice that there is absolutely no one in there besides the staff. As we approach the ordering counter, this very hyper teenage cashier points at me and says “Dude, I love your shirt!” I had to look down because I forgot what shirt I was wearing. At first I thought I was wearing my Firefox logo t-shit because all the young kids comment on it, but it was instead my Bob Marley t-shirt. I reply, “Thanks dude!”. We proceed to order 6 $1 classic tacos, at which point the cashier replies “Or, for the same price, you can get 12 mini tacos.” The he points at me and says “I’m just thinking like a stoner dude! That’s what I would do”. So I reply, “we’ll take the 6 $1 classic tacos please.” I couldn’t believe he did this right in front of his manager and the rest of the crew, who were just standing there waiting for the order to give them something to do.
I just got profiled as a stoner for wearing a Bob Marley t-shirt, so already a weird experience, right? So, we get our food and go sit in the completely empty lobby. A couple of minutes later an older couple comes in and orders their food. Of all the empty seats they can sit at, they sit in the booth right behind ours. They had the whole lobby to sit somewhere where they could have a private conversation, but they sit right next to us so we can hear every word they’re saying and they can hear every word we’re saying. Why would they do that? I almost wanted to get up and move, but that would’ve been rude. Again… weird.
Okay, so we finish eating and head to the soda fountain for refills before we leave. While I’m filling up my drink, a guy walks in and immediately starts singing at the top of his lungs the words to the song that’s on the radio. It’s like he thought he was on American Idol or something! My girlfriend turns to look at him and he looks her straight in the face and continues to sing. As we’re walking past him he hits the air drums with such a dramatic motion! We can’t help but laugh as we walk out the door.
That has got to be the weirdest experience I’ve ever had at a fast food restaurant.