Under the golden arches

“Mom, can we do a drive-through takeout? I am super hungry!” urged my thirteen-year-old son, Ishaan, when I was driving him to his Taekwondo class last Thursday evening.
I mutter to myself that kids these days are not content on just being chauffeured; they also want to be served meals on wheels!
Instant panic invaded me; my fingers froze on the steering for a fraction of a second. I took a deep breath and replied, “But I have never done that, not sure I can do it!”  

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15 thoughts on “Under the golden arches

  1. Shailaja Karne

    Good one Sara. Congratulations for conquering yet another fear. Inspired me to look square into my mountain load of fears and do something about them. I am sure though that I can't be as eloquent as you are to describe it if I ever overcome one of them.

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  2. Shailaja Karne

    Good one Sara. Congratulations for conquering yet another fear. Inspired me to look square into my mountain load of fears and do something about them. I am sure though that I can't be as eloquent as you are to describe it if I ever overcome one of them.

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  3. oldhouseintheshires

    Yeah! go you girl! I did laugh at this. I went to Florida last year and asked for a "Bottle of warter" (in my very English accent) and was looked at as if from another planet! "She means a batl of waaaterrrr" (best US accent) ooooohhhh. #tweenteensbeyond

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  4. Cheney Meaghan Giordano

    I just loved this story! I am glad I found your blog through yeahwrite this week! I've read a few of your posts and really enjoy reading your experiences of living here. I've never been out of America, so I have a lot to learn about the world! I am happy for your son (and you!) that he got to try McD's… I was picturing the moment he tried one of their french fries for the first time and how freaking wonderful that must have been, haha!! And yes, I agree, all fried tubers are a bit better on the crispier side 🙂

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  5. Sharon

    Never has a trip to MacDonalds been so eloquently described! Absolutely loved this. I know what you mean about the problems with ordering things when you are a bit short! The same happens to me all the time. Thank you so much for sharing with us at #TweensTeensBeyond

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  6. Nicky Kentisbeer

    Loved this and thank you for joining us here at #tweensteensbeyond. This had me completely drawn in and I howled when I read the fear because it is quite often mine. Over-shooting the bit that you need to be at or ending up talking to the wall. Very funny indeed – I think I'd drive away with no food if I couldn't reach the hand!! You nailed it Sara!!!

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  7. Jo - Mother of Teenagers

    I have never read such a beautiful description of a journey under the golden arches. There is a time in every mother's life when she has to subscribe to the drive through, particularly when a hungry teenage boy is in the car, but I am glad that the opportunities for us are few and far between. Thanks for joining us. #TweensTeensBeyond

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