Thursday, November 21, 2013

We Love Burger King!

About a month and a half ago, I went to Burger King for a quick lunch because we ran out of time to drive home again between the children's classes at the school.  Burger King gave us our food, and I thought they had forgotten to include some of the burgers.   I immediately went inside to tell  the manager about my problem.  While I waited in my car, I discovered that everything actually was accounted for… one of the burgers was tucked under Jayden's carseat, and the other ones were underneath the fries.  Embarrassed, I quickly went back inside to tell them how sorry I was.

Burger King gave me the extra burgers anyway!  The kids were all so happy to have extra food!  (My boys would eat 3 burgers each if I let them.)  I went away thinking how nice they were to accommodate me even though I was in the wrong.

Halloween was a couple of weeks after that, and one of the homes we visited gave all the children coupons to receive a free Frosty.

I don't like to go to fast food restaurants; but a couple of weeks after Halloween, we were far away from the house again longer than expected.  I was getting shaky, and my brain was becoming quite foggy.   I'm severely hypoglycemic, and I really needed protein in my bloodstream.

I thought in my mind, "I want to go back to Burger King because they were so awesome before.   I have these Frosty coupons.  That will be a great treat for the kids!"

I went through the drive-thru and ordered 5 Jr. Frosties and a value burger for everyone.  One of the kids had lost their coupon, so I planned on paying for one of the extra Frosties.  (Jayden could share a Frosty with one of the older kids.)

I ordered the Frosties at the Burger King drive-thru and told them I had coupons for the Frosties.  The manager said, "OK.  We'll deal with the coupons when you get up here."

As I handed him the coupons I looked closer at what was in my hand.  In my foggy, hypoglycemic state it took me a minute to figure out what I was doing… I looked over at the sign of where I was…

WHAT WAS I THINKING???  I said, "Oh my gosh!  These are Frosty coupons for Wendy's, and I'm at Burger King!  I am so sorry.  I didn't even realize what I was doing."

The manager just laughed and said, "That's ok.  We're going to honor them anyway because you could just decide to take your coupons over to Wendy's, and we want to keep you here!"

We were all so excited.  The kids cheered from the backseat when they realized what was going on.

Not only did the Burger King manager give me four cups of ice cream with the four Wendy's Frosty coupons I gave him, but he surprised me and ordered a total of 6 ice creams for our family at no extra charge!!!

I thanked him and thanked him and thanked him!  He said he was glad he could make us so happy.  The kids were so excited that the next time the manager opened his window to give us the rest of our food they all shouted out in unison, "WE LOVE BURGER KING!!!"

I believe that was just what the manager wanted to hear.  He wanted to make sure we would come back, and of course we will!

So why am I sharing this story?  Well… of course I'm always amazed at the good people of the world.

I am also amazed at the love God has for us.  I believe God had his hand in that whole funny scenario!

In those little moments of joy and recognizing people's goodness, I think of God.  I think of God because I believe that HE and HIS angels enjoy spreading pieces of laughter and joy to lift our hearts.