Today, the heavens smiled down upon me. The sun beamed, a single ray upon my face, and no one else’s. The birds chirped a delightful song for my ears, while the squirrels swept my floors.

One of my lifelong dreams has finally been realized.

I no longer have to place an order at the Taco Bell drive thru.

Tonight, I pulled up to the window, and was greeted by name. They recognized my car! Then the nachos that I special order, were entered on the electronic ordering screen, without my needing to give any input. Lola’s cheese cups were added next. As I sat in wonder, the Taco Bell wizards dazzled me with their skills. No words required.

Well, some words required.

I always get the same nachos and Lola’s cheese cup, but then I get a second item from the dollar menu in addition to them. That item changes constantly, depending on how bad the blog has been treating me. On a regular night I get the beefy mini quesadilla with its tangy sauce and delightful size. It’s not too big and not too small – maybe it was invented by Goldilocks. On a bad night I need a Frito burrito. Whoever invented chips in a burrito is the best person in the world. On a seriously awful night, the stacker must be ordered. Nacho cheese, beefy deliciousness, full size tortilla – it’s so big that I have to downgrade my nacho size. Though sometimes I don’t.

Those are the nights that the other humans around me are lucky to live through.

Now I just need to decide how to fill up those moments that were previously used for ordering. Right now I’m considering using the workers as practice for my X Factor auditions. I’ll sing terribly off-key for them and then take in their critique with wounded eyes. They’ll inevitably have to console me with a dessert item in my bag. Free dessert.

My life is complete.


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12 replies on “I need a new life dream…

  1. Oh wow! There you have it….you have made it when Taco Bell know your name! Perhaps they could put you on speed dial? Or better still, put Lola on speed dial…she could have her own Taco button for emergency cheese cups. I need a button for chocolate cake I think. That would be my dream. Or, carrot cake. Actually, any cake would do. Do you know? A drive through cake shop could do well in my town……
    Fun post lovely! You do make me smile. Xxx
    #anythinggoes

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  2. That’s a great achievement, one I can only match with my local hospital recognising me without giving my name! I do, however, have to give my name and date of birth for security reasons before having my treatment.

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  3. Why am I thinking of Sam and the gang at cheers … where everybody knows your name? At Taco Bell they know even more: what you want to eat. A small step for mankind, a giant leap for Heather and Lola. @LGRTStumble

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