Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Conversations and My Take on Doughnuts

This might be the most random week of blogging and for that I apologize; but, then again, maybe you enjoy it, what do I know? Today I thought I would post a couple of conversations I had recently which I thought were kind of funny - maybe you will too.

This first one took place the Sunday before New Year's Eve in the parking lot of Wal-Mart in Hampton Cove. We were driving separate vehicles, but arrived at the same time:

My dad: I've failed as a parent
Me: Why do you say that?
My dad: Because I just watched you drive through this parking lot.
Me: Well, you taught me how to drive.
My dad: Exactly

This conversation took place at work this week while I was chatting with my friend David about the advancements in technology over the past few years:

Me: My first cell phone was a bag phone.
David: What's a bag phone?
Clearly, I am getting older.

On a completely random and unrelated note, Mr. Donut in Hampton Cove has closed. It actually closed a while ago, but I neglected to mention it, probably because it was so devastating. If you would observe a moment of silence for what was the best doughnut shop in Madison County.... Thank you.

In other doughnut related news, Dunkin' Donuts opened close to my house at the end of November. I have only been once. I went on a Friday night after a football game with my dad and brother and the place was packed. We got inside and not long after they locked the doors because they close at 10:00. By the time we got to the counter, the selection was slim to none and we were basically stuck with some glazed doughnuts that had probably been sitting there all day - they were stale and tasteless. I think my dad went back another time; but they hit up Krispy Kreme this past weekend so I guess they are back to the old faithful. Krispy Kreme just isn't as tasty after eating Mr. Donut, at least to me any way - not that I was a regular Krispy Kreme eater before Mr. Donut came to town. So, that's my take on doughnuts in Madison County. Maybe another gem like Mr. Donut will pop up soon, but I'm not going to hold my breath.


Erika said...

Ha! The driving conversation is hilarious!
I am so sorry about Mr. Donut :(

I am a Krispy Kreme girl, so I probably won't be visiting Dunkin' Donuts - your story makes 2 less than stellar reviews I've heard. Now I want doughnuts.....oh no.....

Jackie said...

The conversation with your dad is hilarious! Especially since I have been in the car while he was driving and have never been more fearful for my life:)

Alison said...

I used to love Dunkin Donuts, but I haven't been to the new one even though I drive past it five days a week. Love me some Krispy Kreme, though!