Monday, November 1, 2010

The cup

In Matthew 26:39, Jesus prayed, "My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will."

On a very serious note, the cup Jesus was referring to was dying on the cross for the sins of all mankind. Did you know he did that for you? He didn't want to do it. He was asking God for another way (cup), but in the end, he submitted knowing it was the will of the God.

On a much, much lighter note, I too have been praying for a cup. Seriously, this cup is driving me crazy.

Clearly, I spend too much time at Chick Fil A. In my defense, I have a 3 year old that weighs 18 pounds and LOVES their chicken nuggets. AND, I have lots of coupons for free chicken nuggets. So see, it's just the perfect combination. But, despite the coupons or the cries for "CHICKEN NUGGETS!!!!" My trips to Chick Fil A may have to come to an abrupt halt!

Every time I go to Chick Fil A, I have to look over and see this cup. It stands outside a Quiznos. The first time I noticed the cup, I am pretty sure I held up the whole drive-through line. I just kept starring and starring. Finally, I pulled out my camera and took a picture.

And then I had all these things going through my mind. What is wrong with that cup?! How in the world is that person standing like that? What in the heck is wrong the person? Seriously, he has be drunk! Why is he standing in the big pothole in the ground? How in the world does he not move his feet? Isn't he about to fall over? It took everything I had not to run over, rip the cup off the body and check the person's pulse.

The next time I went to Chick Fil A, the cup was standing in the same place but this time he was standing straight up. Shew! The cup was not nearly so disturbing and I didn't feel the need to go on a rescue mission.

But then I went to Chick Fil A again and this time the cup was leaning in a completely different way. I stopped traffic again. I pulled out my phone and took a few pictures. Then I pondered contacting an attorney on behalf of the poor guy standing in this cup. I decided that the store was abusing someone. There was no way on God's green earth that the person in that cup could be conscious... or mentally stable.

I haven't figured it out yet. But what does it say that I have spent that much time on this? I've taken pictures of the cup, downloaded the pictures, blogged about the cup. I've talked to others about the cup. I've thought about the cup when I was no where near the cup. I've gotten mad at Quiznos and vowed never to eat there because of the cup.

On a side note, Paul calls me obsessive/compulsive. I can't figure that out either.


Tony and Rett said...

DUDE! Those are human signs...they were all the talk in our town. MY HUSBAND was slammed by businesses when he tried to put a STOP to them in our city! See, he was just looking out for people like YOU! :) hahahahahahahahah

Jennifer said...

It still kills me that he is on the side of the where near the main street. I maintain that the cup is on a smoke break. There is no hole for him to breathe all that smoke out. You would think he could just blow it out the straw but as you can see it's so poorly designed there isn't even a straw hole. How would drink out of a Quizno's cup? When he is leaning in an awkward way it's because he's coughing. I just hope he doesn't fall over and can't get up. Keep going just in case you are the only person that ever sees him. Maybe we should provide him with one of those "I've fallen and can't get up" buzzers.

I need to stop thinking about this now so I can sleep but I'm sure I'll be tossing and turning. THANKS April!


Jenney said...

Weird. Very weird. And now you have me interested...and I'll have to figure out where your Chick-Fil-A is...not because we eat it, we don't, but because I want to see the cup!
(Chick-Fil-A is too expensive and they don't have a gluten-free option for my sadly no Chick-Fil-A for us...but it is so good)

Chubby Baby Designs said...

im so glad Im not the only one who has been concerned about that cup! I saw him a few weeks ago and about wrecked into the car in front of me in the Chick fil a line!
After staring at it a while I have decided that surely there is no one in there and some dork thought it would be funny to shove sticks into a pair of jeans to make it look like someone is in there... RIGHT?? there can't be a person in there...RIGHT???

Amber said...

we investigated this and it's not a real person! had me freaked out too :)