Feb 26, 2010
Drive throughs are part of daily
life here in the U.S. It all started with fast food, but now, there
are drive throughs for all kinds of products, even medicine. Some
pharmacies have the available option of a drive through medicine
pick up for those who are in a hurry. It is convenient, especially
if you have little children in the car. It is so much easier than
getting everyone out of the car, keeping them quiet inside the
store, and then getting back in the car. But, in the past few
years, a different kind of drive through has come to Wenatchee.
It's coffee. The daily drug is available sooner than before because
of drive through coffee stands all over town. Some established
cafes also have a drive through at the back or side of the
building. One such place is The Coffee Cabin. As its name suggests,
its style is western. In fact, it is just like a log cabin. The
inside is very woodsy, with a big stone fireplace, and the
furniture is chunky and also made out of wood . On chilly days,
they have a fire in the fireplace; people order their coffees and
sit around and play chess, read, or chat. Internet access is
available, and there are also indoor and outdoor play areas for
children. Considering all the elements of this business, it meets
most people's needs. There are often two or three full-time
employees making coffee and handing out bagels or muffins; they
will take turns dealing with the inside customers and then the
outside, drive through customers. There is always a special of the
day which is some kind of flavored(oured) coffee, very popular
amongst Americans. In most cafes in town, you will find about
twenty flavored(oured) syrups next to the espresso machine,
anything from raspberry to sugar-free mint. Curious, in my opinion,
but just what works for most Americans.
Related vocabulary: drive through, available, established, chunky, chess.
1. I waited at the drive through for ages; the person in front of me had placed a huge order.
2. That dress is not available in red, only blue or black.
3. The business was established over a hundred years ago.
4. Do I look chunky in these jeans?
5. He was a whizz at chess. My goodness, he could beat everybody!