So I order a pizza for dinner the other night from some
place that is named after a popular game played with pieces with dots on them.
Well, several actually, it seems you can?t order just one anymore. It?s two for
one, or two with some special feature, a six pack of pop or garlic bread or
some special ?finger? bread, or some other stuff. The place, well corporate
entity actually, I ordered from advertised in a flyer that for $18.99 (remember
this price), you could get two MEDIUM pizzas and an order of some sort of
OK, I?ll bite; we?ve been out all day out of town and are
tired. I?m up for Chinese, but apparently to my beloved wife, pizza is easier.
Granted. No plates, no hassle. (But wait)
I pick up the phone & order the $18.99 special, two
medium pizzas, some sort of ?special? bread (who cares), yes?please deliver
that (why the fuck else would I order pizza?) I pay by credit card. How much I
$26 he says?..
WHAT THE FUCK?????
How does $18.99 turn into $26???? That?s like over 30% more!!!!!
Taxes & delivery. Well, Taxes I can understand, after
all we have to pay the universally hated Grab & Squander Tax (GST)
instituted by Brian Mulroney in a Conservative Govt. some years ago (if you
voted conservative, I blame YOU for this, those people are in power again and who knows what evils they will inflict on the country this time), and then
Excuse me? Delivery? This IS pizza isn?t it?
I remember a time when pizza was a deal. When you ordered a
(one) medium pizza, it would feed three or 4 people. A medium was a medium, not
some dinky little disc of ingredients barely warmed because they have to get it
to you before ? an hour is up. The crust was crisp & tasty. The ingredients
perfectly proportioned and elegantly presented. And delivery was FREE!!!!
While this particular order was tasty enough, ingredients
nicely proportioned & presented, the miniscule discs we received were
sorely lacking in substance. This apparently, is a common phenomenon in today?s
corporate pizza world.
I sure miss the independently run family pizza places. Where
a medium was a medium, not a small, where delivery was free, where ?extra?
stuff, like ?finger bread? wasn?t necessary because the product you received
was so excellent.
The dotted game piece pizza place that charges over 30% more
than they advertise will never receive an order from me again!
Filed under General, Mar 10, 2006