What Would You Do For Free Chic-Fil-A Food?

If two ladies in a cow costume walked into a Chic-Fil-A restaurant, what would you do?  Applaud them?  Heckle them?  Trip them over?  Avoid eye contact?  Scream “Moo”?

For about two years now, someone has asked me to dress up like a cow with her on a certain day to receive a free menu item from Chic-Fil-A.  I want to say on Wednesdays.

I’m the type of person who doesn’t like being out of my comfort zone.  And, I weigh the pros and cons of every action before doing it, probably why I move slow.

  • PROS-free food (their nuggets and walnut brownies are so delicious)
  • could be a funny story to add to my Book of Observations
  • did I already mention free food?
  • could say I’ve done something most haven’t.  I like being unique
  • economy is still pretty rough, so people gotta do what they gotta do
  • CONS-free food would probably be something I don’t like; I’m a very picky eater
  • wouldn’t travel to Washington DC (about an hour and 10 minutes away) to do this

As you can see, the pros outweigh the cons.  So what’s stopping me?  I was tempted to do it (even though the person who keeps asking probably doesn’t believe me) until she told me it’d be a full cow costume where she’d be in the front section, and I’d be stuck as the butt.

Say what now?  I’m not claustrophobic by any means, but there’s no way I’m letting someone’s butt in my face.  I mean–literally in my face.  Could I even breathe in a costume like that?

I can picture me fainting from lack of oxygen and having us fall onto the floor.  The head and top half of the cow’s body would shake and try to get up while the legs, tail, and butt would lay lifeless.

When the medics arrive, they’d have to give me CPR.  When I’d wake up, I’d keep repeating, “I’m a cow.  I’m a cow.”  They’d probably have me committed.  I couldn’t really blame them; I can even picture The Journal newspaper covering the event on the front page.

The only way I would ever consider doing this is if we went to the Chic-Fil-A in Jefferson County, and if we didn’t have to dress up in a full cow costume.  I could muster up the courage to wear a cow head without it being Halloween.  So, if this person is still interested, let me know hee hee.

Then again, if I’d do something silly, crazy, fun like this, I should go balls to the wall.  We’d need as many stares and whispers about us as possible.  I’m talking customers snapping pics of us and posting it on Facebook, or making a video on YouTube–West Virginians know how to have fun too.

I can picture workers behind the counter questioning the manager’s sales promotion and calling us suckers for participating in it.  Maybe it’d even make their day or put a smile on their face.  Either way, they better give me my free order if I do this.

For the writers out there–if you get asked to do something, don’t automatically dismiss it.  You don’t have to do it, but it’s fun to think “what if…”  Let the scenario play in a story of yours.

  • I usually write dramas, but I’m sure I could fit this funny subplot into a story one day.  Thanks-you know who-for giving me the idea!

Keep smiling,

Yawatta Hosby

11 thoughts on “What Would You Do For Free Chic-Fil-A Food?

  1. I would quite happily do that if I was the front end, but then again I’d feel bad having my bum in someone’s face… I think I’ll pass, actually!

  2. Wow! That was a very funny story! Now “WHO” in there right mind would ever ask someone to do something so CRAZY for FREE FOOD!?! LOL

    If the pros outweight the cons, then I don’t see where the reservations lie? I think that people should at least be open to try things as long as it brings no harm to them or others.

    LOL I love it! Keep up the good work!

    • You Tiffany, You’ve ask me to ask my daughter to dress up as a cow with you for years. Why wasn’t I asked. I would have done it. Love You, Joy (MOO)

  3. I thought you would enjoy it, Tiffany. Like I said, if this person wants to do it in my hometown, then I’m up for it hee hee. I’m serious about pictures being taken for Facebook.

    Keep smiling,

  4. I am always hugely game for a laugh. Some antics that I and my equally mental sister have gotten up to in the name of a giggle shouldn’t even be mentioned. I say do it!!!!!

    • LOL. I think your antics should be mentioned; if you don’t tell anyone, then at least have your characters in your stories do it LOL.

      Keep smiling,

  5. lolol! I would probably do it just so I could write about it! David Sedaris has a funny memoir about taking a job as an elf at Macy’s. It’s hilarious and insightful, so … you never know! 😀

  6. Yeah, I wouldn’t want to be the butt end of a cow, either. I say go for a single cow costume with udders and all. Ask around–someone might have it in their halloween box already!

    I think out-of-your comfort zone things are sometimes important for us to do, especially because we’re writers and we sort of lean to the hermit side of things. Go for it!

    There’s some irony here–my blog partner Becca and her husband own a Chic-Fil-A. Isn’t that funny?

    Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse

    • Yeah that is funny they own a Chic-Fil-A. You should ask them if it’s really a promotion.

      I’m thinking the cow head costume and maybe black, white polka dot outfit if I could find one. I doubt anyone I know has one, so I’d have to buy it LOL. Maybe I could lie and say it’s for my little cousin to get a toddler discount.

      Keep smiling,

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