I Met a Rockstar at Taco Bell… But He Didn’t Turn a Chair…

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Headphones have been around for a very long time now.

In case you are unaware, the purpose of headphones is to keep whatever noise that is coming from your digital device locked away safely inside your ears as to not allow or not bother the outside world with hearing it.

Today, that purpose was made void.

The children were famished. The wife was withering away. We needed a nice, wholesome family meal to fill our tummies, and return us to proper health. So we went to my wife’s favorite restaurant, Taco Bell. It has all the necessary food groups. (Grease, Fat, Soda, and Salt: Makes a body good.)

Upon our arrival, an employee was emptying trash bins along the parking lot. Said employee had a pair of headphones in.

Opening our doors brought on hoots and hollers from my children in the back. I may have tapped my foot a tiny bit. (Ashlee thinks I was doing a Broadway dance performance.. but she exaggerates.)

The young man was singing as loud as he could in a very soprano voice. I believe the other vehicles housed Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Gwen Stefan, and Alicia Keys , but they were not turning their chairs for this performance.

He may not have been the best singer, but I give props to the Taco Bell employee. It takes guts to let any passerby hear your voice, and it takes even more guts to live happy before the world. I always say life is better as a musical.

So yes, I danced along in the background. And yes, I cheered him on. And yes… My wife rolled her eyes, and escaped the scene as soon as possible. I believe somewhere, deep down inside, I met a kindred spirit.


Sing on Taco dude.. sing on.

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4 Responses

  1. Raine C. S. says:

    You’re braver than I am. I figure I’m doing the world a service by NOT signing in public.

  2. Erin says:

    Life would be more beautiful if more people allowed themselves public displays of joy. Keep dancing, you never know when you are going to make some stranger’s day.

    I like your narrative style. I laughed out loud.

    • Joseph says:

      Post a video of you dancing and singing in a local Walmart in front of people, and I will give you a free high five!

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