Sixteen years ago – in May, 1996 – two of my friends and I got ticket vouchers for the advance screening of a movie called Independence Day. This was before the marketing for the movie got underway so none of us really knew what to expect, but we dutifully arrived at the theatre several hours early to check in and claim our tickets, and once that was done we had a little time to go pick up some food.
We opted for Wendy’s, which I had never tried before. My friends recommended the Spicy Chicken Sandwich, at which point I was forced to admit that I had never eaten anything spicy and didn’t know what it would be like. They assured me it would be well worth trying.
That was pretty much the high point of my high school career. Independence Day, as we now know, was amazing…
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