And a diet coke…

You know, you here people make fun of this all the time. It’s the one where the guy orders two large pizzas (for himself) and a Diet Coke. I’m sure you’ve heard all the combinations and each ends in “…and a Diet Coke”. I never really belived the stories and chalked them up to urban legend. Until today.

My buddies and I are at the mall food court for lunch. Yeah, I know, but it’s cheap and quick. Anyway, I ordered the #1 combo at Wendy’s, which is a single cheeseburger, fries, and a Coke. And no, I didn’t Super Size it. Smartass. Then I hear it.

“Can I take your order?”
“Yeah, uh, I’d like the Number 3 combo.”
“Do you want that Super Sized?”
“I said, ‘Do you want it Super Sized?'”
“Oh. Yeah. Thanks.”
“What drink?”
“I said, ‘What. Would. You. Like. To. Drink.'” (followed by the silent, yet oh so effective “Dumbass!”
“Diet Coke.”

Bingo. At first, I wasn’t sure I actually witnessed what I witnessed. After reviewing the old internal instant replay, however, I confirmed it. I myth-busted my own urban legend: I witnessed a man order a triple cheeseburger (yes, a triple), super-sized fries, and a Diet Coke. Now I know how Columbus felt when he didn’t fall off the end of the Earth.