Monday, May 16, 2011

slam dunk

 
sometimes date nights aren't magical. sometimes there are no car doors opened and no roses. sometimes, it's not even worth putting on red lipstick for.

sometimes it's just a late run to wal-mart. the new one a few towns away. with the dog in the backseat and the windows rolled down, iron and wine on the radio. holding hands at red lights.

and sometimes you stumble upon a dunkin donuts. right before closing. and the tired teenager behind the counter asks, nay begs, you to please take one of each donut. because it's nearing eleven and they're just going to throw them out anyway. she stuffs them all in your brown paper bag and only charges you for your two small coffees.

and all of a sudden, this date night turns around. and from the fluorescent lights bouncing off the mopped tile floors to the empty shop ringing with silence and closing time, something begins to come alive. and the date becomes, yes, a little more magical.

31 comments:

Ana* said...

how sweet of the teenager. those little acts of kindness make all the difference.

mary kate said...

that was so nice of her, i love dunkin donuts!

DaisyGirl said...

You are so right!! Those are the BEST dates!!!

Brenna [fabuleuxdestin] said...

hehe. Free donuts!? eee i'm craving a date night. sweet post.

Amanda @ New Adventures said...

That sounds like a perfect date night :) I love donuts!!

M. said...

oh my gosh it's my favorite when they give the donuts away! bahhh! so exciting!

Haley K said...

loved this :) In college Adam had a manual car so we held hands at red lights too <3 So glad you stopped by that dunkin donuts!! Yay for that awesome employee, and yay for a tower of donuts to share with your sweetheart!

Shalyn said...

Note to self- go to Dunkin Doughnuts every night just before closing. Sounds amazing!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

Okay those donuts look amazing! hahaha love the stack of them like that!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

did you eat them all?

heart like mine said...

love how you see the beauty in everything, even date night at dunkin donuts. :)

lovely post, dear.

Christi said...

Oh, man, I'm jealous. :)

Krystal said...

oh my gosh, this just almost made me cry, i miss dunkin donuts SO MUCH!!!

Leanna said...

oh my word, super score on the donuts. hahah. :)

Thisisme. said...

We don't have a Dunkin Donuts over here in England, but they do sound very delicious I must admit. We're obviously missing out on a good thing!!

Bibi - Simple Summit said...

oh yummy - hadn't eaten all day and then there are donuts on the screen LOL

How wonderful your date night turned out - simple things people do can make a world of difference!

Glad you had a good date night :)

jeny said...

thanks for reminding me that simple date nights are always the best! We used to love coffee date nights!

Amber Blue Bird said...

free donuts! Thats awesome. I wish someone would force me to eat all their donuts :)

kimbirdy said...

oh dunkin donuts! we don't have those out west, so whenever the mister and i travel back east to see family we stop in.

Marissa said...

Those are the best kinds of dates. =]

sarah nicole said...

What a fun, yummy night! : )

And I agree, those are the ones that really stick with ya.

xo,

Sarah

Kristina said...

What a fun date night, and what an awesome teenager! LOL that is awesome. The nearest dunkin donuts in about 45 minutes away so the chances of me being there around closing time is slim but I shall keep this in mind. hehe. doubt we will get so lucky. Sometimes those simple dates, the day to day ones are simply ... the best.

Natalie said...

yes! i totally know what you mean. low key can be a date night too, and free doughnuts don't hurt!

Anna said...

Awww, that is so sweet!

Emily said...

getting extra donuts at closing time is the best thing in the world! I would time my dunkin trips just perfectly every time if I were you!

The Many Colours of Happiness said...

Yay for free donuts! I love impromptu dates like that :) They're my favourites actually.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I really miss Dunkin Donuts. So much. There really aren't enough out here in San Diego. OhmygollyIwantadonutsobadlynow. And free? Even better!! That event alone would make my weekend perfect.

Becca said...

aw, such great luck.

what a happy face!

Cara-Mia said...

Very sweet! :)

I love the little dates just as much as the big ones.

Stephanie said...

Holding hands at red lights. Love. I hate when they turn green sometimes. :)

Janette said...

Holy moly! I love donuts! And free donuts taste better.. I saw your blog via a friend..and I'm smitten... Newest follower!
Have a great day!


Janette, the Jongleur

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