Trouble bubbled at my friend Scott’s house the other night.
See, earlier in the week Scott found a used McDonald’s Chicken McNugget sauce container wedged between the car seat and the car door in the Honda Civic he shares with his wife. He dropped his keys in there, and when he slipped his hand down to fish them out, he came up with a sticky, crusty barbecue sauce container instead.
Yes, his wife Molly was caught grease-handed. In Scott’s mind their sturdy New Year’s pact to eat healthy suddenly dissolved into a dimly lit puddle of lies and deception.
Lucky for me, Scott decided to raise the issue on Monday night just before 24 started. Here’s how it all went down.
Scott: “Oh hey, I dropped my keys in that annoying spot between the car seat and the car door earlier today.”
Molly: (curious as to where this is going) “Okay … “
Scott: “Yeah, but when I went to pull it out, I found something else instead.”
Molly: (slightly confused) “O-kay … ?”
Scott: (raises eyebrows slowly and smiles)
Molly: (scrunches eyebrow and turns head in confusion)
Scott: “A McDonald’s barbecue sauce container!”
Molly: (guiltily) “Oh! Nooo … “
Then there was a tiny pause.
And then we all just burst out laughing.
Because seriously, we’ve all been there, man. Sneaking in those secret McDonald’s Drive-Thru trips and ditching the evidence. Yup, gotta make sure you’ve scooped all the fries off the bottom of the bag, wiped the salt off your lips, checked your shirt for ketchup spillage, and safely filed the excess napkins away in the glove compartment.
Just remember to roll down the windows, pay with cash, and play it safe out there.
And never ever order the nuggets.