So I just arrived at the office with two dozen chocolate glazed solar eclipse doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. Those are doughnuts totally covered in chocolate, and available only through today.
Yes, I’m a hero. And you can be a hero too. You just need to be psychologically prepared.
Be prepared to wait. When I arrived at the Krispy Kreme shop off Veterans Parkway about 8:30 a.m., the drive-thru line stretched nearly to the road, and the line inside stretched to the door. I was maybe No. 20, but three people in front of me each ordered 10 dozen or more of the special doughnuts.
At least one of them had called ahead and was told the store wasn’t accepting call-in orders. Everybody has to wait, and if you’re getting 120 doughnuts, you have to wait a little longer.
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Know that the wait is worth it. These doughnuts are good – even more messy and decadent than the store’s usual offerings – and like most doughnuts, best eaten fresh off the conveyer belt, which today was crusted with chocolate.
The staff remained friendly in the midst of an unusually busy day, even apologizing to customers for the wait, even though the reason was apparent — they were spreading chocolate on literally thousands of doughnuts.
I asked the woman who rang up my order how many dozen eclipse doughnuts they’d sold that day and she looked at me with a glazed expression and said, “A lot.”
Don’t forget to get a mix of doughnuts. I got only the special chocolate glazed doughnuts. Remember that part about being a hero? Well, I’m a hero to everybody in the newsroom who likes chocolate, but that’s not everybody.
But it’s nearly everybody. If you don’t come back from Krispy Kreme with at least some of the total chocolate glazed solar doughnuts, you’ll be a total loser.