Friday, September 7, 2007

Pizza

I have a magical power. It's not that magical, but it's as good as I'm going to get. Whenever a group that I am a part of orders pizza, I can instantly predict which one will be gone first: the one I liked. This is true whether I was in the majority or whether I ordered something separate because I didn't want what other people were getting.

I can't even recall the last time that this was not true. There should be a rule somewhere that if you order something that isn't "meat lover's" or something fairly similar, you have to only eat from that pizza until it's gone or spoken for. It is not be a coincidence that the mushroom-pineapple-olive thin crust pizza that you knew would be awesome is still there in the box.

(I like "regular" meat pizzas, with the exception of pepperoni, which I detest. My ideal pizza is something like sausage-bacon-onion, though a plain sausage pizza is delicious enough too. Ground beef as a topping is rare here, though it is another delicious option in Nebraska.)

6 comments:

Louise said...

It's just because you like the meat pizzas. They always seem to go quickly. Of course, you never have to worry about me eating your pizza. I hate meat on pizza - except for pepperoni.

Travis said...

I should think of a pizza combination that looks scary but is actually delicious, and then insist on that. Then, I could grab a piece of the regular meat pizza that everyone ACTUALLY wants but pretended they didn't, and then nobody would have tried my scary-looking pizza, and if I'm going to be stuck with a weird pizza, it would at least be MY weird pizza.

Louise said...

Sounds like a good plan.

Anonymous said...

Ham and bacon is a great combination and its all "meaty".

Suspicious said...

Yeah. People like me probably need to learn to behave. It's a _given_ that a meat lover's type of pizza will get ordered when a bunch of people gather 'round the good stuff - so it's MY job to ensure that sufficient variety gets injected into the system. Sure, I want some of that meat lover's - but I also want some of that pesto chicken, some of that artichoke heart with sun dried tomato, and perhaps even a slice of plain cheese. "Picky" people and their special needs don't usually enter my considerations when I'm in a food trance.

Travis said...

I'm not picky. You people just like weird crap.