I never realized just how dangerous a fast food drive-thru could be until I heard this story. My dad, who was 84 at the time, decided he wanted some chicken and a chocolate shake.
Staying between the yellow lines and following the arrows, he braved his way. After placing his order he went for his wallet only to have his foot slip off the brake, causing his car to roll into the car in front of him at full idle.
Carnage ensued. Four sprained necks each with a $5,000 payday and neither vehicle sustained any damage in this incident. But due to a recent fender bender, Dad has decided not to renew his license.
I will assume the responsibility to fulfill his needs. But whenever he craves some fast food I think I will be using the front door.
Never miss a local story.
Thomas L. Ripley