Monday, June 27, 2011

Farewell to thee, corndogs.

Last night Eia and I drove up to this mall that's a little further away than our regular mall, but has a great movie theatre. Sometimes we choose to go to this theatre over our normal one because the mall it's attached to ALSO has a food court that has a Hot Dog on a Stick.

Before you judge me for being gross, have you ever BEEN to Hot Dog on a Stick? Hand dipped corndogs. Just think about it. They're so delicious! And a treat, since we don't get them very often. Eia and I like to consider ourselves a sort of corndog connoisseur, often judging the various types sold at streetfairs (which we always buy). But every now and then we indulge in Hot Dog on a Stick, because it's reliable, it's cheap, and you don't have to worry about running into any scary clowns or people trying to sell you balloons shaped like dolphins.

The reason I bring this up at all is because yesterday, upon arriving at the food court, we ordered our usual. I mentioned casually that we made the trip specifically for the corndogs, since it's not exactly down the street for us.

The girl in the funny hat behind the counter said, "Good thing you came today then, as it's our last day."

It took me a few moments to process the words being said to me. "Your - but - what? Your last day? Like, ever?"

She nodded sadly. "We can't afford to pay the rising mall rental space fees. Would you like a free lemonade?"

I was in such shock at not only the fact that my favorite foodcourt establishment was closing, but that we happened to, on whim, show up on their very last day of operation.

"We have other locations! Auburn... Portland... Alaska," she tried to console us. Alaska? ALASKA? Yes, I am going to FLY up to ALASKA for a corndog. Not helpful.

So Eia and I ate our corndogs in somber memorium of the good times we've shared over the breaded hotdogs. Guess it's back to street fair scouting for us. I even sent a complaining tweet to the mall. A sort of "how could you!" cry to the establishment that was taking our corndogs from us.


So I'm sad. Not to mention the movie we went to see, The Art of Getting By, was bland in all senses of the word. Which is a shame, because I adore Freddie Highmore.

And that was my Sunday.

Flights taken: 13

26 comments:

Emily Suess said...

I've never heard of Hot Dog on a Stick, but I can see why you'd be sad. Be thankful for the memories you have, I guess. :)

Emzi said...

:(

Kayley said...

WHAT. BUT LIKE. WHAT. NO. THIS IS NOT OKAY.

Dominique (Zoe) said...

D: DFJDJKSDS.

kyle said...

Need a variant of the Corndog Hank shirt with you on it.

Also, the story is incomplete. Did you get a free lemonade?!

treesarenotblue said...

Free lemonade is not enough for closing!

owlinalarkworld said...

We always eat hotdogs on sticks in New Zealand. I am sorry you will not be able to enjoy this treat any longer.

Elana said...

That also happened to me yesterday at our local Indian restaurant. It's sad to see good things go.

Rex said...

I'm extrememly sentimental over, like, everything. (Why do I feel like I've typed that before?) So that probably would've reduced me to tears. Way to stay strong! The resturaunt I went to every other day when I was in elementary school just closed, and so did the ice cream parlor I used to go to. Now that I mention it, the toy store we sused to always go to after buying ice cream is closed too. I hate change.

Mitionti- one who like mint green crayons.

Kathy S said...

I have never heard of Hot Dog on a Stick but I always loved the corn dogs back at college, so I'm pretty sure I would have loved it. At least you didn't go one day later and miss it!

Eia said...

I'm still upset.

Stefan said...

have you seen Midnight In Paris yet? it's great!

Amy said...

Glad you got one last corndog! How sad!

Leiler said...

I used to go to hot dog on a stick all the time as a kid, it was in one of the malls my parents used to take me to. but it closed, and i was sad. Until i discovered that there was another one here in portland! that one's still open, it's in the Lloyd Center mall. So if you're ever down here and you're craving some hot dog on a stick, that's where to find it!
It's a shame yours closed though :( i also have a lot of memories attached to the place and it's a shame to see 'em go. (i always get the green lemonade.)

Deb said...

I was so looking forward to that film... disappointed as well. And sorry about your corndogs. :(

Jane said...

I love this post because your frustration is so real. Like, you always feel like a real person, but usually you're talking about cool opportunities you had, so it was really fun to see you talking about something equally important, but different. I commiserate though. It sucks when that sort of thing happens.

Kay-Lee said...

I know how you feel, the Chick-fil-a in my mall (the only fast food I will eat) closed last Saturday. The closest one is a half hour away and thats just ridiculous, I can't drive out there. Let us mourn the loss of "quality" fast food.

Laura said...

Did you get the free lemonade?

AnthonyMichalak said...

I know how you feel. My experience was worse though, because appearently my establishment was the only one in existance. It was an ice cream shop called Blue Moon at the mall I regularly shop at.

kira902k said...

...cool story, bro.

lolol, i joke I joke.
I haven't had a corndog since I was, like, 10. So weird. But now you made me crave them.

Are there ANY good movies in theatres right now? *sigh* I wanna go see one, but I dont know what. hm hm hm.

Anyway, hope everything else is going good for you. Besides that corndog tragedy, obviously.
=]

Kate said...

Malls nowadays. The mall nearest to where I live keeps raising the renting prices. We've lost many good stores because of it. The mall's loss, though. Now I just wait as long as I can and take a huge shopping trip out of town once in a while.

Manar said...

I have never actually had a corn dog. xD I've always wanted to though. And that sounds AWFUL. But, hey, um...A really shallow excuse to go to Alaska? I mean, Alaska's pretty cool.

Gwindalyn said...

It's a sad day in the world when a corndog establishment dies. Doesn't the coorperate circle realize that corndogs are one of the greatest things EVER? Although, I did feel bad about the little snip at The Art Of Getting By. I liked it. :)

usernamessuckfully said...

In australia we call them pluto pups I can only seem to get them at public shows :-D thought there was a corner shop that used to sell them

Rivvy said...

Was it in the Everett Mall? I haven't been there for 7 years but I remember there being a Hot Dog on a Stick place there. Was originally called "Pronto Pups!"

Ker Bear said...

I'm pretty sure there is one at the outlet mall by Del Mar in California