An Open Letter to Taco Bell

Dear Leah Leah’s Bosses, et al.

Anyone who bicycles up to the drive through of the Taco Bell at 14th and Santa Fe at 1:30am on a Tuesday is either a) a student, b) a yuppie, c) drunk enough that you can call the cops on them while they wait for their food.

Kindly reconsider your “no walk-ups” policy.

Thank you,

David Van Duzer
Denver Metroblogging
(A subsidiary of Metroblogging International)

For those of you that are curious, I walked across the street to the King Soopers and bought some garlic bagel chips and some cottage cheese. Mmmm. And much healthier than whatever I was going to get at Taco Bell. For those of you that are even more curious, this has happened to me twice now. For those of you with terrifyingly rampant curiosity, Neil Gaiman is absolutely brilliant.

4 Comments so far

  1. Gabe (unregistered) on August 2nd, 2006 @ 11:42 am

    Amen to allowing walk-ups.

    Amen to bagel chips.

    Amen to Neil Gaiman being brilliant.

    I’ve been sent away many-a-time for not having four wheels, and I have a vague recollection of being dismissed while actually having eight…

  2. GJ (unregistered) on August 8th, 2006 @ 9:45 pm

    I hate to be the stick in the mud here, but most places that have a no walk up policy for their drive-thru have those policies in place to protect the person without a vehicle. For most of these places, it’s a matter of safety (and if we’re being really honest here, liability) where the walker upper is concerned. I know that it’s an inconvenience for many without vehicles because most fast food lobbies close at midnight or so while the drive-thru remains open, but I think that most of these policies exist to lessen the liklihood of a pedestrian being hit by an errant motorist.

  3. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on August 12th, 2006 @ 1:50 pm

    I know at least one fast food joint in Boulder allowed me to come through on my bike. I think it was the Burger King at Crossroads Mall, or 29th Street, or whatever. 28th and Canyon, ish.

    I know for sure the McDonalds on Baseline wouldn’t even acknowledge my existence.

    I can understand the liablity/safety concerns to a point. That point is, “How the hell does a driver get around the drive-through lane fast enough to be a menace to the bicyclist at Window 2?” I mean, I can barely make those corners in my Saturn without knocking off a sideview mirror. I suppose anything is possible, but I think I’m in far more potential danger just biking to the Micky-dees than sitting in their drive-through.

  4. hubs (unregistered) on August 13th, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

    nicole, spend more time with dvd at the races and i’ll sure youll have those corners down in no time.

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