Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Sonic Logic

Anyone who knows me knows that I love, love, love Sonic drinks. I visit the same Sonic every morning. They know me and I don't even have to order there- they simply see my car and get my diet coke ready. Maddie once said...........Mom, you are addicted to Sonic. And I said........Yep, I am. It's the fuel that keeps me going. You don't want to know me without it.

I do struggle sometimes with feeling guilty that I go there every, single day and think about cutting back. But each time that happens, I use some sort of Sonic Logic to talk myself out of it. Here is one example of Sonic Logic.

This is an actual conversation Honey and I had while we were waiting in a cell phone store recently (doesn't it seem that you always have to wait forever when you go to the cell phone store?):

Me: I'm thinking that maybe I should stop drinking so many Sonic drinks this summer. You know, cut back some.

Honey: Uh huh. (translated to mean= I am not really paying attention to what you are saying but looking instead at this super snazzy phone)

Me: Well, I guess I could just stop getting one EVERY morning.

Honey: Uh huh. (still looking at the snazzy phone)

Long, long pause here. (as I waited and waited for Honey to talk me out of this idea)

Me: But you know, if I stop getting one EVERY day, they will probably stop giving me the special price ($1.07 for a Route 44 drink). Only the regulars get the special price.

Honey: Right. (finally looking at me now)

Me: So really, it would cost us MORE money if I stop going every day because I would have to pay full price ($2.14 for a Route 44).

Honey: Unless instead of going in the morning, you went during happy hour (2-4pm) every other day .

Me: Right but if I go to Sonic during Happy Hour, then I have to get Maddie something too- so because I would be buying two drinks it would be like I'd be spending full price for one regular drink. She knows she can't have a Sonic drink in the morning and never even asks. Going during Happy Hour would be more expensive, right?

Honey: Um, right.

Me: So I guess that I need to keep getting a Sonic drink every morning- so that I can save us money. Right?

Honey: (laughing) Right. Gotta love that Sonic Logic!

Some of us sure will go to ridiculous lengths to justify our silly addictions!

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