04 April 2013
But Did It Taste Like Hate?
Today presented a couple of firsts for me. The past three days I've been in a training class to learn how to use a new software program. The class has been held in South Orange County...that's past Disneyland. DEEP behind the Orange Curtain. (For any SoCal locals, you know of what I speak.)
My friend, PC, changed job roles at the end of last year and this was the first time I've seen him. He works not too far from where my class was held. So the first "first" was seeing him after his transfer. He looks good, handsome, and as studly as ever. He bought my lunch - he's sweet that way - and we were able to catch up.
When deciding time and location to meet, he mentioned Chick-Fil-A and I mentioned El Pollo Loco. He was leaning toward Chick...I mentioned their anti-gay stance and he told me that they "love us" now. So that's where we had lunch.
This was another "first" for me...I have never eaten at a Chick-Fil-A. They're not that common where I live. I know there's one about 10 miles away but other than that, they're not that popular here.
PC ordered for us: spicy chicken sandwich with American cheese. I had pickles, he didn't. It comes with "criss cut" fries and a drink. I've heard folks rave about how it's the absolute BEST chicken sandwich on the face of the planet and that they could eat Chick-Fil-A every day.
To be honest....I've had better. The sandwich itself was rather...meh. The fries were less than that. And this "review" isn't based on politics. I just didn't think it was THE BEST chicken sandwich I've ever had.
The odd thing about my dining experience was I felt uncomfortable, as if I was doing something wrong. Silly, I know, since no one was paying attention to us (not even the ultra-hot daddy I was cruising). I admit the service was a cut above; a woman walked outside to where we were eating to see if we needed more sauce or drink refills. But that wasn't enough to make me a fan. And so in the final analysis, if the anti-gay Christian Right straights want Chick-Fil-A, they can have it.
I'll take an In-n-Out burger any day.