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Chick-Fil-A: Silent Storm of Support
Teacher needs a 2-4-1
Since I was in the neighborhood, and had a 2-for-1 coupon in my purse, I turned into Chick-Fil-A in Upland, California. The drive-through was loaded with cars in queue. Since I am claustrophobic and feel trapped in drive-through lines, I parked and went inside. I don't know whether the restaurant was considered crowded or not because I very rarely go to Chick-Fil-A. There was a feeling in the air that I can’t explain.
Line at Chick-Fil-A
Mystery Shopper Report
As I entered the restaurant, I noticed groups of people dining on their selected items in all areas of the building. The sun shone through the west windows and the inside of the restaurant seemed to glisten. All condiments were in their rightful place and there was no trash on the self-service counters or the floors. If this sounds like a mystery shop report, I am a mystery shopper for several companies! Well ... I admit I didn't check out the restrooms.
I walked to the counter and attempted to pick out the best bargain for my coupon. Teachers are feeling the economic crunch and surely know how I feel about stretching the dollar which is not “almighty.” A gentleman ordering at the register next to me smiled and told the cashier how much he appreciated “them.” Everyone behind the counter was smiling and making sure customers were served.
As Nathlee stepped up to take my order, she cheerfully greeted me. After hearing what the customer standing next to me said, I asked Nathlee if busy was slow. She said she didn’t think so. I told her it looks like they may have a higher volume of business. Her response was “We’ll see at the end of the year!” I told her that I have written articles about Chick-Fil-A on Hubpages. Nathlee wrote my name down and said she would look for my articles.
Does there have to be a winner?
I don’t know how successful protesters are but it appears that Chick-Fil-A is feeling the love from a lot of people. Is this similar to turning the other cheek? My husband, who whines and complains, took his free entree and went into silent retreat. Nathlee, if you read this, “It was a pleasure meeting you.”