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Chicken & Waffles

September 9, 2019

Yesterday, I wrote a letter to someone I’ve worked with over the past two summers at the warehouse/home improvement store I’m still technically employed at. (Wow that sentence was a mouthful).

I promise it’s not weird. The guy I wrote to is almost three times my age, and he is the greatest friend I have at that job. Not to be mushy, but he was there for those times when I started to cry and those time when my health was causing my body physical pain. He was there for all the embarrassing moments, to tell me hilarious stories, and to help me figure out the details of my second fake engagement. If I had to pick a best friend at my job, it would probably be him.

Anyway, as I was writing the letter, I began to think about some of the other phenomenal people I work with. The job was trash ninety percent of the time, but some of the people I worked with made it bearable; I miss them.

There is one person in particular who held a position slightly (only slightly) higher than me. When work was slow, which surprisingly happened a lot over the summer, things would get pretty boring as a cashier. As a result, the aforementioned person and I created an imaginary musical duo called Jammy (me) and Mr. Cool (him). Our first single would be “Chicken & Waffles.” He started writing it on a blank piece of receipt paper, and I told him I would finish the song; here it is:

Verse 1
Mmmm little bitty chicken
The way I look at you, you’d think I was smitten
You don’t gotta eat it plain
You can dress it on up wit yo sauce
You got honey mustard, ranch, ketchup, barbecue
Eat that chicken up like you know kung fu
But you don’t gotta eat it alone

Chorus
Chicken and waffles
You taste so good
A combination straight from the hood
Chicken and waffles
You know what’s up
I can’t wait to swallow you up

Verse 2
Mmmm little bitty waffles
How dare those pancakes say you taste awful
Get to smother you with syrup (mhm)
Get to love you with some butter (mhm)
You come in different flavors, don’t you ever forget it
You got blueberry, strawberry, chocolate too
To all those berry haters I’m looking at you
Don’t worry
You don’t gotta eat it alone

Chorus
Chicken and waffles
You taste so good
A combination straight from the hood
Chicken and waffles
You know what’s up
I can’t wait to swallow you up

Bridge
Yum yum dee yum chicken
Yum yum dee yum waffles
Yum yum yum yum chicken
Yum yum yum yum waffles
(x2)

Chorus
Chicken and waffles
You taste so good
A combination straight from the hood
Chicken and waffles
You know what’s up
We can’t wait to swallow you up


Featured image credit: Miguel Dominguez

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