Forgetting your fork at Chipotle - Everything was perfect. It was a BLOCK day, you placed your order online during STEP, and everyone met in the parking lot no later than 2 minutes after the bell rang. You all packed into one car without fighting over shotgun, zipped over to Chipotle, and skipped to the register to receive your food. You even managed to figure out the whole change situation on the ride back because everybody only had a $20 bill. It feels as if the planets have aligned, but when you get back, you pull out your chicken bowl with white rice, black beans, pico de gallo, medium sauce, corn, and lettuce, and the realization hits you like a truck. You forgot to get a fork. Your life is over. You can’t even start this long awaited meal.
Social media revival - It’s been many long years since you first made Facebook. Since you made your first status, expecting everyone to respond in the comments. Since you posted your first album, complete with that awkward group picture in front of Disneyland during the 8th grade trip. Since you found a baby sheep on Farmville. Now, you’re a mature, sophisticated social networker, but one fateful night, a very special notification. “Sean Lee liked your status from 2010.” A few moments later, “Sean Lee commented on your photo from 2009.” You take a moment to scroll to those dark days and assess the damage, only to look back and see “Vanessa Kim and 14 others like your photo from 2010.” The social media revival has begun, and all of your embarrassing junior high posts have been raised from the dead.
Ordering at Starbucks - The basic witches have been incessantly pestering you all week to go to Starbucks, and now that you’re finally here, you not only have no idea WHAT to order, but also no idea HOW to order. Basic witch 1 orders a “veinte” pumpkin spice latte. Witch 2 orders a “tall” skinny soy vanilla latte, no whip, shaken, nonfat syrup, one pump, no foam. Finally, number 3 orders a “treinta” black tea lemonade, easy ice, seven extra pumps. What the heck is a pump, and why are the sizes not in English? Without any idea what to order, you settle for a black iced coffee. “Would you like any sweetener?” “What…”