Today, after pushing the World's Loudest Shopping Cart around Target for a half hour, I hastily purchased the breadstick combo on my way to the exit.
After cramming all of my shopping bags into the trunk and backseat of my car, I got behind the wheel, eagerly dug out the first breadstick and the marinara sauce cup, and started to chow down. Ordinarily, I have very strict rules about eating while alone in a parked car because...well...have you ever seen a woman doing that before? It's super sad. But today I was positively starving.
With one breadstick down and two to go, I realized it was getting late and I needed to bust a move to The Abbey for a birthday party. I'd need to take this show on the road, but mobile breadstick consumption seemed challenging. How does one dip and drive?
First, I dug around in the back seat and tore open the 8 pack of paper towels I'd just bought. I used two sheets to fashion a placemat like so:
With my lap safely protected, things were looking up. But there was still the problem of the marinara sauce. Foregoing it was simply not an option. Balancing the cup in my lap seemed too risky. I could try holding it, but this would hinder my steering.
After 2 more minutes --or the time it probably would've taken me to just eat the damn breadsticks-- I finally figured out how I could take them on the road.
Ah! A brilliant, and only slightly embarrassing, solution. Now I can add Target cafe Pizza Hut breadsticks to my list of foods I can eat while driving. [Previous items on the list include french fries, breakfast sandwiches, the filet-o-fish, the bean & cheese burrito. ]