One of my biggest fears is going through a drive-thru.
It’s okay, you can laugh at me. Others have when I’ve told them.
If I have the option to go inside, like at the bank or store, I will opt to get out of my car and walk inside. I don’t like drive-thrus because you can’t see the person you’re talking to and, like, what if my order gets distorted through the speaker to them? It just makes me unnecessarily paranoid. I’d rather go inside and talk to someone in person, which is sort of ironic since I normally don’t like talking to other people.
Okay, so, I don’t hate all drive-thrus. Sometimes I used to use the one at the bank because you can see the other person through the window, but my issue with that one was that I had to practically throw myself out of my SUV window in order to reach the drawer. Aside from that, I will not use the drive-thru anywhere.
Even now during COVID, I will go into Dunkin’ to get my coffee. But it’s even better now since I use the mobile app to order! Using the Dunkin’ app was my first time mobile ordering, and I’m hooked.
My coffee order isn’t complicated, and neither is my mom’s if I pick her up one, but it’s just easier to pick everything and order on the app. Plus I think it’s going to be a way for me to try new drinks that I wouldn’t necessarily know how to order verbally, like lattes or other new drinks Dunkin’ has.
Maybe one day I’ll get over my fear of drive-thrus, but for now, I’ll stick with being that person who goes inside and orders in person. (Plus, sometimes it’s even faster than the drive-thru and waiting in line in your car.)
Do you usually walk in or do you use a drive-thru?