Of sleepy towns and slow fast food

Remember the Saturday we dropped everything and hurried out to the small town where Raine had been taken for her driving course? Well, on the way back, we stumbled upon a couple of fast food restaurants in the middle of nowhere. Had we driven past this place earlier, we would’ve stopped here to take out lunch for Raine and her friends.

The parking lot was huge with only a few cars and no one to fight us for a parking spot. Can this even be happening?

And can you believe this is the inside of the fast food restaurant during lunch hour on a weekend 😯 ??!! There was practically no one there but us chickens!!

Where were the screaming kids? The parents carrying trays heaped high with burgers, sodas and French fries? The table poachers waiting to pounce on diners even as they tried to choke down their meal, bones and all?

Outside at the al fresco dining area, there were pretty red tents with a table and a ceiling fan whirring under each but they were all empty. Tell me, what are the chances of this happening in the city?

Nil, right? That’s what I thought!

In fact, we had such a lovely laid-back lunch we sat back and lingered on to enjoy the peace and serenity for a while. After all, there were no table poachers giving us the evil eye. There were no kids attempting to decorate our hair with French fries nor the fear of a stray soda flying at us from across the room. Heck, there was no reason to leave.

Here in the city, we can rarely find a fast food restaurant this big, this clean or this empty!! Yup, even I, a true blue city girl, have to admit a small town can indeed be heaven on earth! We can so see ourselves coming back here on a saner weekend 😉 .

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  • Jen Cheung

    first to comment. or am I? wakakaka. looks like you guys had fun in the small town wor!! I love fastfood too but hardly eat it. not good for health ma. 🙂 Glad you had a relaxing lunch!! Have a wonderful day hip2bmom 🙂


  • Rachel

    Hi hun. I know what you mean about the peace and quiet of a small town, it can be so relaxing, especially after dealing with the intensity of the “big city”. Thanks for the invite over. I’m now following.