900 miles and all I got was this lousy taco…
There are very few things I would drive 900 miles to do. I moved to Denver a couple of years ago and the distance from Chicago to Denver is almost exactly 1,000 miles and even though it meant being with my SO, I would much rather have shipped all of my stuff there, put my car on a train and flew there in a few hours, rather than drive 1,000 miles. But I did it.
To demonstrate how strongly they loved a particular woman, The Proclaimers estimated they would only walk about 500 miles to be with her. The train they called The City of New Orleans will only have gone about 500 miles before the day is done. And back in the 1960s, hardcore smokers would only walk a mile for a Camel cigarette (of course their diminished lung capacity might have something to do with it).
But until recently, I would seriously have doubted very few people would drive 900 miles for a taco. Well, except for that one bizarre group of people in a recent Taco Bell commercial that boasted the group drove 900 miles – actually 965 miles as proudly announced in the commercial - for something from that fast food restaurant.