Stealing Soda

Last night I had to work a little later than normal. It’s really no big deal, besides the fact that if I stay ten minutes late, it takes me an additional 15 minutes to get home.

Which blows.

Anyway. Cory got home before me, called me and asked my least favorite question of all time, What did you say we’re having for dinner?

Some chicken recipe I found on Pintrest. Why? 

Because all of our chicken is still frozen. Again. 


We were both pretty hangry by the time I got home. I walked in the house to find that Cory had started to boil water and had two half-empty boxes of two different pastas on the counter.

Things were looking pretty desperate, and Cory’s too much of a gentleman to blame me for the situation we were finding ourselves in. (I always forget to thaw out the frozen foods!)

After flipping and flopping and bickering out of hunger, we decided there was only one possible solution.

But while at Chipotle, something happened that always seems to get Cory in a tizzy. As Cory was in line for our drinks, a boy was filling cups for he and his mother. The little boy had (free) water cups, but filled them with soda (dun, dun, dun.)

Cory starred daggers into the back off this pre-teen’s back, sighed loudly, and all but accused the mother of raising a no-good thief.

I, on the other hand, find myself wanting to give the kid a high-five, because I still don’t have the guts to do that.


  1. says

    hahaha that is ridiculous. I used to waitress and I loved the people who would order water, extra lemons, and then ask for sugar. Like really, you are gunna make your own lemonade at the table instead of ordering it… Oh okay, that’s cool.

  2. says

    Oh my goodness, that is hilarious! I remember so many times growing up when my parents made us get water (duh, it’s cheaper!) and wanting so badly to put coke in those little water cups! Like you, I’m a chicken. I’d definitely give that little stinker a fist bump on the way past him. 😉

  3. says

    hahaha! I’m with you on that, that takes guts and I sure as heck don’t have it but I bet that’d send my dad into a tizzy too. He still can’t get over a kid at the chiropractor being a kid…I’m hoping if I ignore him long enough, he’ll stop. 😉

  4. says

    People at Costco do the whole water/soda switcharoo all the time. I’m like, I bet your cart has about twenty thousand bulk packs of Coke. Just bust one of those bad boys out, for pete’s sake.

  5. says

    I couldn’t do it. I’m such a goody-good in some ways and badass in other. Unfortunately, I’d be the goody-good for that. I think I’m the queen of forgetting to get stuff prepped for dinners. There have been a thousand times when I meant to soak beans the night before, only to remember the next day and think “oh I’ll soak them tonight instead” and forget again. Rockstar material over here.

  6. Ying says

    Stealing is stealing whether is’s 10 cents or $10,000.00. And that’s what that little boy did. If his mother teaches him it’s okay to take a soda today, tomorrow he’ll be taking your car. It’s dishonest and shows a lack of ethics and morals on the part of the mother or anyone else who would do that.

  7. says

    Haha! I have to side with Cory on this one. I feel like it’s so dishonest to do that! Whenever something is on the “honor system” like that it always really bothers me when people just prove that we can’t be trusted or something.

    • Ying says

      If someone stole your car would you think that was awesome? That’s what your fiancé and his coworkers are doing. They are stealing. What’s next? Lying, cheating, etc. doesn’t bode we’ll for your future.

  8. Brooke says

    So I think of this post everytime I go to chipotle now. I get my daughter the kids meal and it comes with a drink (which she doesn’t use, so I do)… It’s a water cup! So when you see the kiddos at Chipotle drinking soda in a water cup they are allowed to. I feel judged everytime I put soda in it. Haha!

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