Free the Fritters

Celebrity chef Ree Drummond bills herself as an “accidental country girl,” but during one c-store visit, you could call her an “accident-prone girl.”

Free the Fritters

September 2021   minute read

A few years ago, Drummond and her husband, Ladd, decided to stop by a convenience store to grab a cup of coffee. While inside, Drummond was enticed by the apple fritters in a self-serve glass display case and just had to pair one with her coffee. When she went to grab her treat, she pulled the knob on the glass case the wrong way, and the entire display shattered. Drummond said she stood in front of the shattered case “stunned” and “shocked,” as there was tempered glass everywhere. The store manager quickly rushed to her side to check on her and reassure her. “Poor [Ladd] can’t take me anywhere,” joked Drummond.

Beer in Your Breeches

Northern Virginia police responded to a theft at a gas station, where an employee reported that a man took two cans of beer from the beer cooler, stuffed them in his pants and left the store without paying. A deputy in the area saw a man matching the description of the larceny suspect leaving a trail of beer cans behind him as he stumbled through a different c-store parking lot. Another deputy arrived on the scene and noticed “a distinct bulge in the shape of a beer can,” according to a news release. Maybe skinny jeans weren’t the best fashion choice in this situation?

One True Love

The Tokyo Olympic Games may be over, but one journalist’s love affair with Japanese convenience stores will never be. Canadian journalist Devin Heroux covered the games for public broadcaster CBC, and at the beginning of his trip discovered there was a 7-Eleven right outside his hotel. He narrated his entire love story with the convenience store via Twitter, beginning with the first time he walked into the store to updates on each visit and what he purchased. His tweets went viral after he tweeted about how thrilled he was to enjoy a substantial meal from the 7-Eleven at 2 a.m. after covering the games for 18 hours. The tweet was translated into Japanese and amassed 34,000 likes and more than 18,000 retweets, and his newfound followers waited on his 7-Eleven reports throughout his time in Tokyo./p>