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..: Speaker for the dead
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Yesterday I was in a drive-thru for Jack in the Box. I could hear the voice from the speaker greeting the driver in front of me. "Hello, welcome to Jack in the Box. What can I get you?" It was the voice of a cheerful, enthusiastic young man.

When it was my turn to order, I got the same young man. I nearly laughed at how great his attitude was, and happily placed my order. When I was done, I heard "Anything else?" But it wasn't the same voice. It was the voice of someone whose native language was not English, and who wasn't enthusiastic, who sounded like someone who has to work at Sunday night in a drive-thru should sound. That's the voice that read me back my order, and my total.

I had been swindled.
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