Everyone who lives in the south knows that you push and push and push your kids to do well on their report cards. Why? Because every 9 weeks, for every A they earn, they receive 1 free Krispy Kreme donut of their choice. My older son Conner, who drives now, was WAY too cool to wait for his little brother when report cards were issued the other day, so he drove himself to Krispy Kreme and got his booty.
So, Ryan wanted to wait until today, Veteran's Day, to get his free donuts. As luck would have it, he woke up feeling sick, but he still wanted his free donuts. Being the good mother that I am, I trucked on over to Krispy Kreme with his report card in hand and the list of his favorite donuts. Everyone else in Wilmington had the same idea of going to cash in their A's today at Krispy Kreme since school was out 'cause the place was packed. I stand in line and dutifully wait my turn.
I order Ryan's donuts and the lady gives me her best 5 tooth smile and says $6.34. I proudly hand over Ryan's report card. She looks at me like I'm some sort of criminal and says, "Da chaal haz to be wiff you!" I replied, "Excuse Me?" I said, "Da chaal haz to be wiff you!" It took me a moment to realize that she meant that my child had to be with me in order to take advantage of the free donut deal. I was so mortified that I handed over a $10.00 bill and said I was sorry but that he was home sick. I never waited for my change, just hung my head like I just got busted trying to shoplift or something.
Lesson learned: Nevah Evah try to pull a fast one over on Da Krispy Kreme!!!!!