We all are pizza lovers. Except for a few who 'claim' not to be (but I can bet their asses that they too eat pizza secretly) , we just love pizzas. We enjoy having a session of discussion over a pan of pizza.We enjoy watching a movie while a hot box of sizzling pizza is delivered at our doorstep. And it gets better if someone else is paying the bill. The best thing about a pizza is that a pizza loves you back. The cheesy perfection entangling with the chunky satisfaction- that's pure love man, pure and eternal love.
|"I am so gooey. Eat me, eat me!"|
Anyway, the purpose of this post is to share with you a small anecdote that I experienced , and I am sure you all experience at all sorts of pizza outlets, when you try to do something like this:
You place a side-order, that is not a pizza.
Now by side-order ,what I mean is that it could be a cake, a can of coke, or just a plain simple pack of garlic bread. But the order would amount to somewhere around 100-150 bucks usually.
The other day, when I was getting home from work, I stopped by the local food-court. Yeah food-courts are available locally here. I was hungry but I remembered that I have some food cooked and stored at home. So I thought of taking a box of Taco Indiana (God bless the Mexicans) from a pizza outlet Mommyknows (disclaimer: any similarity of the name to any brand in real is just a mere coincidence and a figment of your imagination). And so , this is the conversation with the guy at the billing counter that followed:
"Hello Sir, would you like to place an order?"
No you blithering idiot I am just here for the view. "Of course!"
"Great! Let me take you through today's special combos we have Sir. blah blah blah--"
"..and , blah."
"So would you like to try one of these, Sir?"
"Err no, I would just want one Taco Indiana."
At this point, the counter guy looked up to me in a strange way.
"Anything else, Sir?"
"No thanks, this will do."
The guy kept batting his eyes and continued to stare at me in anticipation, a look mixed with apathy , angst and all those related a- words.
"Are you sure, Sir?"
"Would you like to order a pan pizza with this , Sir?"
"Err no that would be all."
He continued to fish. "We have this amazing offer Sir. If you take one medium pizza with this , you get a--"
"Nah not hungry really. Thanks. Could you please take the order?"
*22 seconds later*
"Any soft-drinks , Sir? A coke, maybe?"
"No thanks, how much time will it take?"
The guy kept looking at me as if I have snatched his newly-bought smartphone and smashed it to the ground.
"A few minutes , Sir. "
*15 minutes later*
"Bill amount Rs 130, Sir."
"Thank you. Here you go."
I begin to take out the cash when he suddenly looks up.
"Would you like a carry-bag Sir?"
"No, I can take it in my backpack, thanks."
"Sir we have eco-friendly bags, just 5 rupees extra."
"Dude why the hell would I want to pay for a carry bag when I don't need one?!"
"Sir please calm down."
"Just give me my goddamn Taco and I will move!"
By this time, my appetite was dead.
"Thank you Sir. Here you go."
He hands me the box. I begin to go towards the gate when he calls out:
"Sir your mobile number?"