That’s just wrong on so many levels. Pizza is the kind of sustenance that you need to get right. You just can’t give the client something they didn’t order and expect them to go along with it! I was craving pizza today, and even though I have some ready-made pizza dough at home that I could’ve layered with some toppings and stuck in the oven, there’s something “special” about ordering a pizza and having it delivered to your home steaming and ready for eating.
I went with an extra cheesy Margherita and waited
impatiently until it arrived. When the delivery boy, I snatched it a little too eagerly out of his hands, paid him and sent him off on his way. It was just me and my pizza! I got a tall glass of Pepsi and opened the box, only to be met with disappointment.
What was supposed to be a large Margherita ended up being a vegetarian pizza that looked anything but large. The next few moments were spent in contemplation. I could:
a) call the pizza place and demand a new pizza.
b) call the pizza place, demand a refund and make my own pizza.
c) just settle for my vegetarian pizza.
I’m a little ashamed of myself, because I allowed my hunger to overpower me and settled for the pizza… and how I wish I hadn’t. I mean, I don’t mind vegetarian pizza as long as it’s done well, but this one was just wrong in almost every aspect. The crust was very thin, the veggies felt a little undercooked and the amount of cheese was less than average. I dejectedly ate through my money’s worth. This got me thinking, however, about some things that you just shouldn’t be allowed to mess with. In the spirit of making lists and in no specific order, here are the things I consider off-limits:
1) Pizza, for obvious reasons.
2) Chocolate. If a chocolate bar is not consumed on the spot, chances are I saved it for a rainy day, and if that days comes and the chocolate is gone, the person who took it would be in for trouble.
3) Books. If you ask me to lend you a book, you must abide by my rules: no folding back covers, no writing on pages, no dog-earing and certainly no spine cracking.
4) Work. Not that my work is sacred, but rather… I do not appreciate being disturbed when I’m neck deep in work and deadlines.
5) Trust. I’m generally a really trusting person. Some might call that gullible, but I trust all people until they give me a reason not to. I do not like it at all when that trust is abused though.
6) My bed. Call me weird, but I absolutely do not like it when others sit on my bed, regardless of who they are.
7) Gadgets. My laptop, phone, tablet and other electronic devices are not to be touched by anyone unless authorized by me.
8) My family and friends. No explanation needed.
9) My writing. Nobody had tried to mess with it thus far, but the first person who tries it will not be in for a treat I can assure you!
Have you ever ordered a sucky pizza? What did you do/would you have done if you were in my position? Is there anything that you consider off-limits?
Also, this image made me laugh: