Today my husband left for Louisville. This trip is part pleasure and part work. He went to spend time with his family and to do some work while he's there.
The day didn't start off too well for him though. Yesterday's events collided with today's. My son left for school upset and soon after that episode my husband kissed me good-bye and he began his journey.
In an effort to console his soul he tried to find a Chick-Fil-A. He loves to have a Chick-Fil-A chicken biscuit about once a week. He decided to search for one after he had been driving about a half an hour. Good luck. There might be a Starbucks on most corners but in North GA and TN the Chick-Fil-A's are few and far between. He tried though. A chicken biscuit from Chick-Fil-A along with their award winning coffee, at least in my husband's opinion, would restore his attitude and strengthen his resolve. He knew he would be able to make it if he just found a Chick-Fil-A before it was too late. The breakfast clock was ticking.
Driving north on interstate 75, he began looking for the billboards and state signs to direct him to the nearest location. This did not prove to be helpful. He consulted the GPS but claimed that it didn't even have Chick-Fil-A in the data bank. I was shocked! Come to find out later he was spelling Chick without the second C. No Chick-Fil-A?
Before he called me for some much needed compassion, he put a call into his office. He didn't want to call me unless he had to. You'll understand why in a moment. He spoke to several members of his staff asking them to track down a Chick-Fil-A. This assignment was time sensitive, breakfast in the world of fast food is generally over at 10:30. My guess is this was a conference call in order speaker to make an efficient use of his time. Also. the more people he had on the assignment the better chance that he could find the location he was in desperate need of. I'm sure when he first called he did not let on to what his actual intent was. He probably claimed he was "just checking in" to see what was going on in his absence. Then towards the end of the conversation he most likely did a usual segue of "Oh, by the way" which is when he gets to the heart of the matter. This time the heart of the matter was finding a Chick-Fil-A and now. They came up with 2 locations. He envisioned himself pulling through the drive-thru.
The first location said it was in a remote part of TN. He was determined to find it but without the GPS. He forgot to get an address but was told it was right off of the interstate at a particular exit. He finally arrived at the exit, with his mouth watering, he made a left turn and "What? No Chick?" Then he went the other direction but it was all for naught because there wasn't any sign of a Chick.
He was devastated but still pressed on. He had 20 minutes until breakfast was no longer. He really wasn't in the mood for a chicken sandwich, which is what Chick-Fil-A serves at lunchtime. He got back on the interstate and drove 3 exits north to his next presumed destination. Just as he was getting ready to go down the exit ramp he looked down at the clock in disbelief. I think at that time I actually heard him yell, "NOOOOO!" The clock in the car read 10:55. Breakfast ends at 10:30. I guess it didn't occur to him to verify the time on his phone. He should have.
Here is the best part. I didn't have the heart to remind him that in TN, that part anyway, they are an hour behind us. By the time he called me to give me the low down it was 10:30. It wouldn't have done any good to tell him anyway. He just would have been more upset. Oh well! I told him that next time he would have to plan his trip around Chick-Fil-A locations and their hours of operation.
Maybe before he heads back on Monday he can stop at the Chick in Louisville :0)
An Update: It's the next day and my husband is in Louisville heading in to work at the branch in downtown Louisville. He sends me this text:
Husband: Hey, did you say there was a Chick close to the mall?
Me: Y, it's a free-standing one
Husband: Headed that way now- YEAH! :)
Husband: Nooooo, they open @ 6:30 here-AAAAAA (it's 5:35)
Me: I'm sorry :0( (Not really)
(TIME IS NOW 6:27)
Me: It's almost 6:30 now. Maybe I'll go get a biscuit.
Husband: Haha!! Don't worry- I am here waiting. I will not be denied my Chick! I am on a mission!
Me: Wow! that's some motivation.
Husband: Got my chick on!