Ordering pizza is not usually a notable event, but last weekend I had some family in town and needed to feed the troops. No one was in the mood to cook for such a large group, so we decided to order pizza instead. Naturally in such a large group there were a lot of different requests. By the time it was all said and done we settled on a few different types of pizza and ordered both Papa Johns (PJ) and Dominos (Dee).
Nothing is as exciting as hearing your doorbell when you are expecting food. I heard the bell, sprang to my feet, opened the door and saw a young Domino’s delivery girl at my door. You can imagine my horror as I greeted the delivery girl when out of the corner of my eye I saw the Papa John’s car pulling up the drive at that very moment. I immediately started sweating and got nervous. I felt like I just got caught cheating. Out of panic I invited her into our kitchen and had Jeena take care of the Dominos order. I raced back outside to the driveway and met the Papa John’s delivery boy on the sidewalk and tried to play it cool like I wasn’t hiding a Dominos delivery girl inside my house.
“Heeeey,” I said.
“Hey man. I have some pizza here, it’s 27 bucks”
“Cool” I handed him a $50 and shifted my eyes back to the front door to check to see if the coast was clear, which it wasn’t. I started to panic and had shortness of breath because at that moment Dee walked out. I became so flustered and nervous that I forgot how to do math and said, “Just give me $5 back.”
He smiled and said, “Thanks for the tip.”
“Yeah no worries. Hey maybe you could get a date.” I blurted out and I nodded towards Dee implying that PJ and Dee would make a great slice together.
“I feel like I’m on some sort of hidden camera show,” he said and walked away awkwardly.
I laughed, took my pizza and went back inside to eat. A few minutes later the landline rang. It was PJ.
“Hey, did you mean to give me and $18 tip?”
I didn’t, but of course I was going to tell him that or make him come back to give me some of the tip back.
“Yeah, hope it makes your Saturday great, and I hope you got a date out of it too.”
And guess what? He did. Guess I can add matchmaker to my resume!