Wednesday, August 26, 2009

it's better to give than to receive...

it's no secret that i have been and will likely continue to be a HUGE fan of sonic...but we have hit the jackpot here in shreveport! since we are daily customers, it's no wonder that we eventually begin to be "recognized" and get to know the employees. well, at one particular sonic here in town...the "sonic hops" are especially friendly...super friendly actually!!!!

before we moved, my mom would take them treats...because everybody likes to feel special, right?!?!

since the girls and i have been frequenting this particular franchise, even ella has picked up on how friendly these ladies are...so on sunday, she and i decided that "miss reggie" and "miss margaret" needed some homemade brownies! we baked 'em up and headed to sonic before happy hour was over! they are absolutely the sweetest ladies you will ever meet and before we left ella asked if they could come over to our house!!!! they may just be the next invites to christmas dinner!!!!!!!

sunday was a major score for the girls (a fresh strawberry slush for free)...so we thought...

until...

ella decided on monday that we needed to deliver them a picture that she had colored (which is now prominently displayed on the drive-thru window)...

as soon as "miss reggie" & "miss margaret" received their picture...this is what we ended up with:

just in case you need clarification...we were given a bag of ice, a route 44 coke, a route 44 cup of ice, 2 strawberry slushes, 2 cups of strawberry syrup (eeekkkk...but they knew the girls loved strawberries), 2 whacky pack cheeseburger meals, an entire bag of sonic kid's meal toys, and

a hand delivered, climb into my suburban HUG from "miss reggie"!!!!!!! (definitely the best part!!!)

and if you think that's enough...the sequel to this little scenario happened the very next day AND the next day after that!!!!!

life is full of little unexpected blessings...and i hope that this experience will forever remain with ella & maddie. taking the time to do special things - for those that probably don't receive that much recognition for their kindness - can ultimately give back more than one could ever imagine. these ladies are helping me teach my sweet girls life lessons...

and we definitely won't be thirsty or hungry while learning!!!! thanks "miss reggie" & "miss margaret" for your sweet spirit...we think you're the best!

and for all you sonic lovers out there...let me know if you LOVE your "hops" as much as we do!!!!

5 comments:

Megsy said...

that is really funny because my mom gives gifts to her two sonic gals too. one had a baby last year and my mom knew every detail! she gives them xmas money and holiday gifts for their kids! something about sonic sista!

Liz Folds said...

Mere-I have 2 "hops" that I especially like at my local Sonic. One is Emily and I don't know the other one's name. They always give me the tickets that you can call and do the survey and then you get a free "Route 44" drink. I save those for when I can't make happy hour.
Unfortunately being in the Houston area you don't get quite the "hometown" service that you do in the "Port". There is also a big turnover.
I think it is awesome that ya'll have developed that friendship with them.

Love,
Aunt LeeLee

Cavers said...

Oh Mere, I just LOVE reading your posts. You girls are so much fun!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Small Town America at its finest!

Erin said...

This absolutely warms my heart!!!! It's soooooo wonderful to see someone instilling in their children the act of random kindnesses:) I love my "Sonic-hops" here, as well, and am ready to bake up some brownies for them, thanks to your sweet inspiration. Please give those beautiful girls big hugs from the "Hamburg" Carpenters-- hope to see your COMPLETE family very soon:) I'm praying for you!!! Can't wait to hear the name!!!! Love you, Price family!!!!