The first time Vicki Anderson served Wichita businessman Chris Ellis in the drive-through at the south Hutchinson McDonald’s, she wondered if he might be drunk.
“He was crazy,” she says of how he addressed her like a trucker. “It was all, ‘10-4, good buddy.’
“Somebody doesn’t usually talk to you like that, you know what I’m saying? . . . I was scared to answer the window.”
Her boss suggested that Anderson have some fun with Ellis and give him back a little attitude, and a relationship was born.
That was the second week of November, and Ellis has been back regularly for early-morning hunting in the area.
Ellis says Anderson always is ready with a big smile and a laugh and that that’s something “if you can laugh at 6:30. It’s hard to do sometimes.”
He drove through the Lane Enterprises McDonald’s for lunch Monday, and Anderson asked him if he knew anyone who might have a cheap vehicle for sale.