I vividly remember the first day, back in elementary school, when I first learned how to write a persuasive essay, because it changed my life. Finally, I had a constructive way to ask my parents for the new Polly Pocket cruise ship while sounding like a mature adult and not the child I was, obviously.
So, after reading about the local 9-year-old who wrote a persuasive essay to Taco Bell, I can’t help but think, “How did I get reincarnated so soon?”
According to Cindy Prevo – the mother – her daughter, Kinsley Lynn James, has been writing persuasive essays ever since her teacher taught her class about them.
And when Kinsley asked her mother if she could pick up food from Taco Bell for dinner and her mom declined, she sprung into action to use her talent to create change.
“Dear Taco Bell,” she writes, “today I really wanted tacos, but my mean mom wouldn’t take me and I’m only 9 so I cannot drive.”
Kinsley then goes on to list off some reasons as to why Taco Bell should deliver (note, I corrected the 9-year-old misspellings; check out the original letter’s front page and and back page for kid-typo viewing pleasure):
- “What if someone just had surgery can’t drive and they have no family to bring them any?”
- “What if someone doesn’t have a car but really wants to buy your stuff but can’t get there?”
- “Or if you’re feeling lazy but really want nacho fries?”
- “What if someone is too sick and just needs a taco but doesn’t feel like leaving their house?”
- “Think about the people who have too much to do or who are on a lunch break and don’t have an extra 20 minutes to drive there.”
Let’s not leave out Kinsley’s impressive kicker, which says, “This is a way to make more money.”
Now, it turns out Kinsley could be a catalyst for that Taco Bell delivery service.
After Kinsley’s mother sent Taco Bell a Facebook message containing her daughter’s letter, the corporate office actually called Kinsley to invite her to their convention in Las Vegas – with 400 franchise owners – where she will read her letter aloud.
Granted, Taco Bell does have a very limited delivery service via Grubhub – but, as of this writing, only if you’re lucky enough to live in Omaha, Nebraska, Indiana or part of California. Perhaps, thanks in part to this can-do girl, that is due for a change.
If this initiates widespread Taco Bell delivery service for the masses, I wouldn’t be surprised if Kinsley won a Nobel Peace Prize.
How would you feel if your children put their writing skills to use to call you out for not getting Taco Bell for dinner? Comment below!