Saturday, September 12, 2015
"My other person who was supposed to work the counter was a no-call no-show," the guy in charge said. "The person working the grill, this is only his second night."
A balding round man in sweatpants cried out:
"Do you have anything like the box deal, only with two chalupas? And a chipotle?"
"Chipotle." He recited the word like it contained a mystery.
"That was a limited-time deal."
Twelve other damned souls waited their turns.
"Two gorditas, a bag of chips and a drink for $3.69," the round man wailed in the icy rain. "They used to advertise it for $2.99, but he said that promotion is over. So I just got the chipotle."
The daredevil box?
"The chipotle," he stressed. "They had a chalupa, but ... " His disappointment was palpable.
A thin man spoke:
"Can I talk with someone who knows what they're doing? We asked for this without cheese but with guacamole and potatoes. This is all wrong." A listless woman stood next to him but looked at the floor.
The wait for a taco spun out. From the hottest place in this Circle, someone moaned of 500 things on the menu.
A man wearing a skull t-shirt sat down and untied his cloth backpack. He pulled out a deck of cards and started shuffling.