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Monday, September 15, 2008

Pay No Attention To The Chicken Behind The Glass

Hurricane Ike's second cousin's stepmother's hairdresser's godson blew into town yesterday.

Lots of wind. Not too much rain. All in all, not very dramatic except for the power outage. The energy company has prepared us emotionally with their recording "it may take three to four days to restore power to some areas affected."

Clearly, it's no disaster zone, and the worst we can complain about is having to buy new mayonaise again for the second time in two weeks.

We met my brother and his family an hour south of here at a KFC (kentucky fried chicken) that had power. Power but "no chicken."

"No Chicken" is in quotes, because that's what the lady in back hollered out to those ringing up orders. I guess their power had been out earlier too and they were running out of some food.

The only thing is, amidst the screams and grave warnings to STOP SELLING CHICKEN, we could clearly see over the shoulders of the employess into the vast display of tray after tray of Kentucky Fried Chicken.

They finally agreed to let us make off with some popcorn chicken, but they kept telling the rest of the customers they didn't have chicken.

We are so wishing we'd had a camera, because they had no less than 200 pieces of chicken right in front of us as they told us they're out.

So now it's 24 hours later. The power's still out, and writing this is making me crave some non-existent chicken.


rthling said...

Hmm, methinks said lady is having chicken for dinner.

Heather said...

Sorry to hear about your power issue.
I would've had to ask, "So, who's THAT for?", while pointing to the 200 pieces. What a crock!

Emily said...

I was going to say that I HAD to read this post because of that title.

but now, it sadly makes perfect sense, and no longer is whimsical. Well, a little whimsical.

Chicken Nazi's. (ever watch Seinfeld?)

EEEEMommy said...

You should have headed NORTH!!!! 1 hour north and you could have had chocolate cake! (And I even have cheese!) Next time...

Tammy said...

Perhaps this chicken was distant relatives of the, ahem, liquid chicken from the Outer Banks trip?!

Here's to hoping your electricity returns soon.

chickadee said...

No chicken for you!
how strange. maybe the tyson truck got delayed and that chicken had to last them the whole week so they were rationing.

Kathy in WA said...

Okay, that is just plain weird! Wonder what they were planning on doing with the chicken?? These are other mysteries coming soon at a KFC near you!