So my family isn't having a Christmas Eve dinner this year. Much like the Thanksgiving Breakfast tradition I mentioned last month, we have abandoned something we've been doing my entire life. We will be meeting over at the assisted living facility where my paternal grandmother resides at 7:00 pm, and I can only assume we will, once again, see her in shifts.
Anyway, I had a big breakfast early this morning so I didn't get hungry again until a little before 4:00. I knew that I needed to put some gas in the truck before heading North and my usual gas station is across the street from a Zaxby's, so I figured I'd fill up the tank, then grab a chicken sandwich on my way back.
Zaxby's was closed.
Hmmm, I thought. Why the heck is a fast food place closed on Christmas Eve? It's not like this is a major holiday. Many places may close early but it's not quite 4:00.
So I decided I'd swing in to Los Reyes, a Mexican restaurant that's on my way back to my apartment.
Los Reyes was closed.
At this point I was starting to get a little irritated. I mean, all I wanted was a quick bite to eat. (And yes I have food at home but that's not the point.) So I drove up the street to Wendy's. THEY were open and I got a chicken sandwich and a coke and came back, sneering at Zaxby's and Los Reyes as I passed.