The Buddha Baker and I are supposed to lock-up Tim Hortons at 11 p.m. and reopen the dining area at 5 a.m. Well, the other night we forgot to the lock the doors until 11:30 p.m. It didn't seem like a big deal until The Buddha Baker noticed a car in the parking lot, not running and with nobody inside.
The Buddha Baker asked if I had seen anyone in the dining area in awhile. I hadn't. The Buddha Baker started yelling out, "Hello? Anyone in here?" a couple of times - no response. I didn't think anything was suspicious, so I started toward the back to grab some supplies to stock the front. As I strolled to the back, I heard The Buddha Baker bellow out, "Oh, my, god!" I rushed to the front. The Buddha Baker was pointing toward the empty car in the parking lot. Two dark figures were rushing toward the car. The engine fired up and the car peeled out without pulling through the drive-through to order.
"What did they look like?" I asked The Buddha Baker. She explained that it was two guys in their late-teens. She said that they had sprinted out of the men's bathroom toward their car.
In my mind there were three possibilities.
One: It was a drug deal. Drug dealers and their clients like to make exchanges at businesses that are open 24-hours-a-day, like Tim Hortons. The problem with this theory is that the exchange usually occurs in the parking lot where two cars meet, then the deal goes down in one of the cars. In this case there was only one car, but from the way these two characters behaved they might just be rookies at the whole process.
Two: Gay love. Perhaps these two guys are still "in the closet," and they felt like a little make-out session in the Tim Hortons' bathroom would satisfy their needs, but still keep their preference a secret.
Three: Paranoid stoners. Maybe these guys were rolling around smoking, smoking and smoking some more and then they both realized that they needed to use the bathroom. They didn't want to go home to their parent's house just yet and saw our 24-hour sign. When The Buddha Baker yelled out, "Hello? Anyone in here?" a couple of times, they freaked and wanted to get out of Dodge as soon as possible.
No matter what these clowns were up to they need to learn to keep it cool, or at least learn how to pee into empty bottle while still cruising.