A Great Day at Chic-fil-A

The following conversation took place this morning at the Chic-fil-A drive-thru. The time was 8:15 a.m., just after I’d dropped off Kyle at the Sky Harbor International Airport…

Employee: It’s a great day at Chic-fil-A, and my name is Lori, what can I do for you?
Me: Hi Lori. Just for the record, I think it’s kind of a lousy day, but that’s just my opinion, and my opinion doesn’t count for much. How are you?
Lori: I’m fine, thanks. What can I get for you?
Me: Can you get me October 13th please?
Lori: (Not understanding that I just wanted her to fast-forward time for me) That’s a number one chicken with cheese, anything else?
Me: No, no, October 13th!
Lori: …Ma’am? That will be a number one with cheese, is that correct?
Me: (Realizing I was making a fool of myself and poor Lori was no therapist) Actually, Lori, I’ll just have a large Diet Dr. Pepper, please.
Lori: A number one chicken with cheese and a large Diet Dr. Pepper–that will be $6.17 at the second window.

So I was very obviously sad at first this morning when I dropped off Kyle at the airport, but I am much more cheerful now–it’s almost October!

You see? You see how fast September passes? It’s as though five Septembers could fit into the whole of August; the difference between the two months is more than just one extra day–it’s an eternity.

Speaking of eternity, I did turn 21 and I did go through the temple. Just like I said I would. Both experiences were fantastic, and the fact that I got to spend so much time with my family and future-family was just icing on the cake. Kyle and his parents flew in on Saturday, and we all had such fun trying to show the in-laws a good time. Eating out was part of every day’s itinerary, and I can’t think of a thing I would have changed about the week.

Stuart and Linda (yes, I have finally resigned myself to calling them Stuart and Linda [but not to their faces quite yet]) flew back across the border Wednesday; as one of my birthday bonuses, Kyle’s boss (his dad) let him skip the rest of the work week to stay in the U.S.A and help with wedding stuff. I finally had to send him back this morning, which was wretched, as always, but I take consolation in the less-than-two-weeks until I get to see him again.

And after October 13th, we will be together…well…forever. I wonder if Kyle knows quite what he’s in for? Probably not–Poor Kyle.

Oh p.s.: Thanks, thanks, thanks to the 23 people who posted on my blog, to make for a very happy birthday! 23!! An “Archives of Our Lives” all-time record. Splendid.

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I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at facebook.com/archivesofourlives, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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8 Responses to A Great Day at Chic-fil-A

  1. Loralee Choate says:

    Comment records are always fun.

    I’m glad that you don’t have much longer to go…Those last days are hard enough without separation occurring simultaneously, too!

    BTW…Killer dress. I love it.

  2. Geneva says:

    Yay for Chick-fil-A!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Your little experience reminds me of an epsiode of The O.C. Taylor is booking a flight and ends up going on about her ex boyfriend. But i must say I like your version
    better! Im so glad you had such a wonderful birthday! Stay Happy C!!!

  4. Raygon says:

    Camille, you look adorable in those pictures. i agree with loralee (i am reading her blog now too, thanks to you, and i love it) your dress is awesome! and i know this post is all about you, but i have to comment on adell. she is a fox with short hair! i miss seeing you guys. you are so great! just a bit longer…i am so happy for you and kyle is one lucky dog!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Millie…No worries. Soon you will be with Kyle FOREVER, and I will have to go miles and miles and miles to visit you. A sad day for me, a good day for Kyle.

    I wish I could have been with you at the Chik-Fil-A counter… that would have been hilarious! That poor girl at the counter. She just didn’t know what to do…This would be an excellent scene in a movie. Or perhaps include it in one of your books. It’s too, too funny!

    P.S.: Thanks, Raygon, for the hair comment!

  6. Lindsey Burnham says:

    Oh I laughed so hard when i read about you at Chick-fil-a!! To think… asking for October 13th at a drive through!! If it were only that easy.

    Adell could NOT have said it better when she said that it will be a sad day for me, a happy day for Kyle when he gets you forever. I am really happy for you guys thought.

    You are an amazing blogger. I hope that someday, when I grow up I will be able to be as amazing as you!

  7. Anonymous says:

    You most ceratainly are correct. September did fly by and imagine how fast October will go. It’ll be the 13th before you know it! ~A

  8. Melenie says:

    What fun you had with the Chick-fil-A girl!! Although, how she got a number one out of October 13th is still a mystery.

    I plan to write a “random things” post on my blog in the next day or so with a maple syrup story. Be sure to watch for it.

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