Friday, May 8, 2009

Chicken Lickin'


One of my co-worker's emailed me yesterday and asked what I was doing for lunch. I replied that I didn't have any plans. She then told me that she was sending me a link from Oprah Winfrey which would enable us to get free Chicken from KFC. The first thing I said was, "Is this some kind of internet hoax? I don't want my computer to get any more viruses... I just had it cleaned a week ago." She assured me it was not. She said that Oprah was giving everybody in America a free Chicken dinner at KFC.

I was certain that she misunderstood and that there was some kind of catch... the kind of catch where we had to wind up paying a small fee. Nobody "gives" you anything and I guess that's just the cynic in me. Then again, I thought that Oprah does give people stuff on her show every once in a while and she does have it going on financially like that so, who knows? I went to the link and downloaded two coupons. I even got fancy with it. Instead of sending it to the black and white printer, I sent it to the color printer in another part of the suite and then rushed to get it.

Armed with my two tickets (in KFC red and white no doubt), I met my co-worker outside of my building and we caught the subway downtown to the nearest KFC. Guess what? They didn't honor our tickets and they didn't even know what we were talking about. We got back on the subway and rode further downtown to yet another KFC and not only did they not know what we were talking about, they were out of chicken! Yeah, you know my reaction to that... "For God's sake! How are you going to call yourself Kentucky Fried Chicken and you don't have any chicken?"

By this time, we were both hungry and had four useless coupons and a 1/2 hour of our lunch hour was gone. We got back on the subway, returned to the original KFC we went to before, and we were told that they had run out of chicken too! How do you run out of chicken during the lunch hour?

Dog tired, we got back on the subway and headed back to work. We both got some General Tso's Chicken and fried rice off of a lunch truck. I asked my co-worker if she thought this might be a hoax. She told me that they were talking about it on the radio and that everybody in her office was talking about it too. Was it a hoax? I still don't know for sure but, what I really want to know is how did two KFC's run out of chicken during the lunch hour?

(Update: It's no hoax... it was for real... and it was for the Grilled Chicken only.)

30 comments:

Toni said...

Keith, you're always worth staying up til midnight for.lololol

Toni said...

Yayy,I'm finnally first!!!

Sean said...

Always an entertaining read my brother,no matter what you're talking about.-lololol

Angie B. said...

You're too funny this week Keith!

RainaHavock said...

I got mine and the KFC I went to took it. That Grilled Chicken is pretty good.

James Perkins said...

This was hillarious..I tell you, your life should be in a book or on television or something. Have a
good weekend Keith!

dve said...

That is a mess. It would be different if it was something that was not a major feature on their menu but chicken is in their freakin name. I was thinking about going to get it for lunch but I might call before I get there. Thanks for the heads up Keith.

Angel said...

Hilarious, how on earth does a chicken shop run out of chicken?

lol

So its not a hoax? KFC is bad for you why would Oprah be encoraging that?

Kim said...

No hoax.. I got my chicken dinner and it was a winner. lol

Cheryl said...

It's no hoax...I got mine...leave it to you to have a mis-adventure-lololol.

Brenda said...

Hillarious! You always have something funny for Friday.

Tate2 said...

This title made me think it was about something else...lololol.

Grover Tha Playboy said...

I got my chicken...that's for sure.
lololol.

Jazzy said...

I think the KFC's you went to were running out because of the promotion.

Swaggie said...

I heard about that..I thought it was a hoax too, so I didn't even bother..I've since found out that it's for real.

Sunflower said...

I got mine..That Grilled Chicken was good. a lot of these inner city franchises aren't included in a lot of promotions..or they have poor management that doesn't inform it's employees of what's going on..It's a shame.

Simon Bastion said...

Try again Keith..the coupons are good until May 19th I heard.

Lisa said...

You are too funny!

Halo said...

I have heard that the promotion will be going on until May 19th..
Try it again. For the record, I got my chicken yesterday.-lololol.

Vanessa said...

ROFLMAO @ You... Only you Keith-
Only you...I got my Chicken :)

Captain Jack said...

I didn't get mine either..Not because they hadn't heard about it, but because they ran out before we got there. It runs until May 19th..Try it again...I'm going back today.

Anonymous said...

This title made me think it was about something else...

Captain Jack said...

ROFLMAO@ Tate2 & anonymous- Get your minds out of the gutter boys.

Rich Fitzgerald said...

I got a text message from my cousin yesterday. It read:

Oprah gives white folks money, homes, and cars. She gives niggas chicken and it ain't even fried!(sorry if anyone is offended by the N word).

The coupons work here in St. Louis, black folks were backed up in the streets trying to get that chicken. I imagine it works in Florida too, because that is where my cousin lives.

I didn't even bother printing the coupon that was forwarded to me the other day.

Mizrepresent said...

Yeah we had several KFC's run out of chicken as well...so no hoax, waiting lines of up to 2 hours.

Beautifully.Conjured.Up said...

I don't eat meat, but when I received the text message (and email), I was too through. I just knew the chicken would run out...I'm just mad it was a black woman giving out free chicken (you know how "they" think).

Thoughts of a Southern gal said...

Keith where have you been? lol People have been running to KFC for that free meal since Tuesday. Hold on to your coupons b/c they don't expire till 5/19. I haven't used mine coupons yet. I'm waiting on the hype to die down b/c I refuse to wait longer than 15 mins for a meal.

A Free Spirit Butterfly said...

IT was on her tv show today. They (KFC) didn't expect "millions" of people to respond as quickly as they did. He is offering a raincheck and they will send you a new coupon with a free pepsi. I was so busy at work and I'm not really a fan so I hit delete. It wasn't until I watched her show that a lot of people printed them and gave them to the homeless.

Love, peace and blessings
China.

Kim said...

Rich Fitzgerald

Where on the chicken coupon did it say the chicken was black only... Ridicoulous. The 12 Million she gave to Morehouse didn't taste like chicken to the men who received a totally free education.. The homes for the Katrina survivors didn't look like chicken.. The girls school in africa hasn't clucked yet.. Oprah gives period.. chicken and all black folks or niggers as you put it have other role models in the community to they should be criticizing -- criticized for giving away a free meal.. SMH

Anonymous said...

I got my chicken...lololol and I'm not even Black!!!




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