Fifty years ago, then 16-year-old Steve Rydberg was working at a local McDonald's. Since he worked at the grill, his co-workers developed a code to let him know whenever a cute girl walked in the restaurant.
Here's a wonderful story of how Steve met his true love back then and how he surprised his wife on her birthday fifty years later at the same McDonald's:
... back by the grill, Steve and his coworkers had a problem. How were they to know when a pretty girl was approaching the counter? Their solution: a code that could be passed between the boys working the counter and the boys manning the grill in the back. They chose the number "13" as the tip off, followed by the register number where the young lass was ordering.
"'13 on six, 13 on five,' and we mixed it in, like, 'I need 12 burgers on a 13 on two,'" laughed Steve.
Then, one day, in walked 16-year-old Kristine Hess, Steve's perfect 13. "I thought she was the most beautiful woman in the world."
Boyd Huppert of KARE11's Land of 10,000 Stories reports: Link