Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Chocolate Frosty is Redundant

Does it bother anyone else when you order a Frosty at Wendy's and the drive-thru gals asks, "A chocolate Frosty?"  As if a Frosty, by it's very definition, isn't chocolate.  I know that Wendy's is coming out with all of these other Frosty-like concoctions but a Frosty is first and foremost a CHOCOLATE frozen treat.  If it's not chocolate it's not a Frosty.  If I wanted something vanilla (I'm just being hypothetical here) I would have specified.

I never say anything because I remember how it was way back in the day when I worked the concession stand at a movie theater.  Normal, functioning, educated people turn into blithering chimps when they order food.  At least once a night someone would ask for a Coke, I'd hand it to them, they'd drink half of it and proclaim that they wanted a Dr. Pepper.  People would walk down the length of the counter looking in every single candy case, which were all stocked with the same things, and ask for Jordan Almonds, which we did not sell.  They would ask for fresh popcorn, meaning they wanted us to stand right next to the kettle, wait for it to pop out and catch it in the bag for them.  And then they'd eat half the bag and ask for it to be topped off.

I suppose I should be happy that the kid at the drive-thru is just trying to be thorough.  But it still feels like an affront to all that we hold dear in this country to consider a Frosty to be anything but chocolate.

7 comments:

samandholly said...

Chocolate frosty is redundant, vanilla frosty is blasphemous.

Rach said...

Amen to all of that, Rachel. I used to work in the Cougareat during Education Week. People would not only turn into complete morons while ordering their food, they would turn into belligerent cussing jerks, too. And when I worked the hot dog stand I had a guy lecture me on how by selling hot dogs I was causing the entire university to break the Word of Wisdom, because, duh, Mormons are vegetarians. Clearly not everyone does all their research before running off at the mouth. But I digress. The vanilla frostee is ridiculous. The only real frostee is chocolate.

Erin said...

Those people who ordered a Coke and wanted a Dr. Pepper? They're all from the south. When you order a Coke down here in Texas, they say, "What kind?"

Um. A Coke. That's what I ordered, that's what I want. If I wanted a Dr. Pepper, I would have specified.

And, I am against vanilla frosties. Period.

Bronwyn James said...

Word.

Stephanie said...

I love a good frosty - which should be in chocolate. I know I am being awful, but have you tried one of the vanilla frosty-like treats? They are yummy if you like a good vanilla treat - which I know you're not terribly fond of. Maybe we can start a campaign to name the vanilla ones something different than "Frosty." Maybe "Vanilla-flavored interloper."

Amanda said...

I really think that Vanilla-flavored interloper could catch on. I'm going to start saying that at Wendy's. Oh wait, that means I'd have to get one. No way! Chocolate all the way!

Rach said...

After reading this post, I couldn't drive past Wendys without getting a combo with a frostee. And do I need to tell you what flavor that frostee was? Because my bacon cheeseburger was made out of bacon and burger and my fries were made out of potatoes.