I’m not a big fan of going through drive-thru to get fast food. I feel sometimes I can’t understand what the employee is saying. It sounds kind of muffled, full of static, almost like the teacher in Charlie Brown. Since my order appears on the screen and it has yet to be incorrect, I guess the communication is somewhat clear.
I’m petite, with short arms to go along with it. I feel I have to pull real close, almost too close to the drive-thru window to hand the cash. So instead I use credit or debit to avoid the falling change mishap. Same goes food. I have to stretch my arm in order to grab the food.
What’s funny is sometimes the drive thru line can be almost a mile long, but when you go inside there’s practically no line-up. People don’t want to get out of their car, walk-in and place an order. There are actually some drive through ONLY locations for Tim Horton’s. Guess you’re too busy to sit down and enjoy that coffee. However, if you’ve been driving around all day though, wouldn’t you want to get out of your car?
Perhaps you’re in a hurry and it seems like a hassle to find a place to park. But regardless of whether you’re inside or in your car, you’re most likely going to be waiting in some line. Maybe it feels like you’ll get your food faster if you go through the drive-thru lane. As if fast food isn’t fast enough.
Not only is there fast food drive thru, there is….get ready for this….ATM drive thru!
Wait a second here, I thought ATMs were already quick and convenient enough?!??! You bypass waiting in line for the bank teller. You can do most transactions with an ATM. I’ve rarely had to wait in line to use the ATM.
I’ve seen people use the drive thru ATM. I’ve seen an actual line for this drive thru when in fact nobody was using the ATM inside (there were four machines that were not being used). Now the only reason I can think of using the drive thru version is if it’s late at night and you’re concerned about your safety. Other than that, I really don’t see a point.
I see it more as laziness. For short armed people like me, it would just be even more awkward inserting a card and punching in my password. Next thing you know, there will be drive thru grocery stores.
Have you ever used a drive thru ATM? Would you use one?