Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Discrimination against new moms

I love the new town we've moved to, but they are guilty of the most heinous act of discrimination against new moms. They don't allow drive-thrus. None. Really.

So that means if I'm out running errands and I want a cup of coffee, a doughnut, a bagel, an egg mcmuffin, a COFFEE, I have to park the car, get all three kids out, hike into the restaurant, order, hike back out to the car, now carrying food, too, strap all three kids back into their seat, then finally get going again. It turns what should be a 5 minute stop into a 20 minute expedition.

Too much work. So I skip it, then get grumpier as my blood sugar level (and caffeine level) get lower and lower.

I'd plan ahead and have food and coffee with me, except, you know, I lack the ability or energy to plan ahead. Severe sleep deprivation will do that to you. Plus, half the time my errand is to the grocery store because we're out of food anyway.

And the town has a perfect set up here. I'd organize a group of new moms to protest this obvious discrimination against the people who most need a drive-thru, except we're all too tired and need coffee...

6 comments:

Nicole S. said...

In most ways, this is probably a good thing so that you don't load up on yucky fast food - its so tempting, the moment I smell those fries, I'm a goner. However, no drive thru coffee - AHHHHHHHHHHHH! I think you would be wise to invest in a Keurig coffee maker (if you don't have one aLready) - its pricey than brewed home coffee but cheaper than drive through and almost as fast. It's a busy mom's dream, you know, after a Dunkin Drive thru. :)

Oh My Goddess said...

It is discrimination at it's most vicious.

Mommy, Esq. said...

Ha, ha. Remind me not to move there. I was bemoaning that there is no drive through on the way to my house from the highway this morning when I needed coffee desparately. I'm so glad things are going well in your new home with "Your Three Sons". :)

Snickollet said...

No drive-thrus in Arlington, either. I used to drive a long, long way to get my drive-thru coffees. When M&R were babies, they'd nap in the car, I'd get my fix, we were all happy . . . I guess it's a little different with B-Man and N-Man in tow, but still. Sometimes it's worth the drive!

Nancy said...

Woah! That's just not right. At all! And I agree with Snick - sounds like a good excuse to burn some gas.

Luckily for me, Mike makes a pot of coffee every morning - otherwise I'd be totally out of it.

...I wonder if the town even knows it's discriminating ;)

Jeanne said...

Try to look at it this way -- what you're losing in easy access to caffeine you're gaining in breathable air. Our town is full of drive-thrus with long lines of cars idling....