“The conscience was little more than a set of ideas installed by others” – “House of the Rising Sun” by James Lee Burke
Left Sherman, TX and drove 400 miles to Yorktown, TX. Couldn’t believe how quickly we got through Dallas. Made great time as the speed limits on I-35 are 75 MPH and the 130 around Austin is 80 MPH.
Man, we flew. Averaged 66 miles MPH and arrived in Yorktown at 2pm.
So the trip was basically uneventful.
With one minor exception.
Before leaving Sherman, we made a quick stop at McDonalds for breakfast.
The drive thru conversation went something like this:
Good morning. May I take your order?
Hold on. OK. I’ll have an Egg McMuffin but with Sausage instead of Ham and a senior coffee.
Did you want Egg on the McMuffin?
Well yes, isn’t Egg a basic ingredient on the McMuffin?
I want an Egg McMuffin with Sausage.
Did you want cheese?
Do you want cheese?
YES! (God…….what an idiot)
Yes. Cheese. (Gaby…….can you believe this?)
That’s one Sausage McMuffin and a senior coffee. That will be $4.25. Pay at the first window.
Just to be sure………that’s one senior coffee and an Egg McMuffin with Sausage.
Question. A Sausage McMuffin is an Egg McMuffin with Sausage instead of Ham. Egg and Cheese are standard. Correct?
Yes. Just order a Sausage McMuffin next time. Unless you don’t want Egg or Cheese. And of course we also offer the McMuffin on a Biscuit. But of course it’s really not a McMuffin.
What is it?
A Sausage, Cheese, Egg sandwich on a Biscuit. Or……..SCEB
I mutter to Gaby as we pull up to the window…… (I must be losing my mind)
“I had forgotten the basic rule: Everybody lies” – “The Crossing” by Michael Connelly