At Ted Drewes in St. Louis, it means that you’re the same as anyone else.
You pay the same price as the person next to you for the same goods at the same time. It’s your turn to order when the person who arrived before you is finished ordering. The same goes for anyone behind you.
Don’t come here if you’re expecting special treatment. There are no line cuts, no fast passes, no valet, and no priority lane.
If you need privacy to consume your treat, head to your car and roll up your windows. But good luck doing that during a St. Louis summer.
If that mass of humans in front of the place is daunting, let me say you’re looking at it all wrong. The line is as fast as it is long.
Lots of people can make legitimate claims that society is inherently unfair, but not here.
About the author: I am Stephen Kennedy, an experienced photographer with more than 2500 completed sessions in all 50 US states.