After giving her my order at the speaker, she told me my total and asked me to pull forward. Being the only car in the drive-thru, I happily drove straight up to the window.
The worker, a girl a few years older than I, slid open the window and smiled. “How are you today?” she asked.
“I’m doing fine. How are you?” I replied.
“Great, thanks for asking. It’ll be $6.74.”
I gave her my card, and she quickly ran it through the machine, handing it back to me.
“Is there anything else I can get you?” she asked.
“Some ranch and mayonnaise would be great.”
“No problem,” she replied and slid the window closed.
I waited as she flitted about inside, getting other orders ready and cleaning off the counters. Finally, she slid the window back open and handed me my bag of food.
“Is there anything else you need?” she asked, smiling.
“No, I think that’s it.”
“Thank you,” she said. “Enjoy your food.”
“Thanks,” I replied. “You, too.”
And that is the story of how I totally pulled a Socially Awkward Penguin moment.