Since Joel became a Doper, I’ve refrained from posting about my MIL, but this is just too irritating.
She came over today for a belated birthday celebration for Joel. She ordered pizza from Domino’s. I was in the shower, so I didn’t observe the ordering myself. But I know when we order pizza from Domino’s, we usually get a pepperoni or a Canadian bacon and pineapple on a pan crust. So I trusted that, since it’s Joel’s birthday, he’d order something he wanted, and it would be similar to one of these usual pizzas. But maybe that’s beside the point.
All I know is, the pizzas are on a very, very thin crisp crust. One is cheese only, the other is all the meats, plus tomatoes and mushrooms. This is what they ordered. OK, fine, if that’s what you want, fine.
But… it’s not fine? No, Joel’s mom is unhappy. The crust is too thin. She asked for a thin, crispy crust but the crust is too thin and too crispy. And one of the meats is Italian-style chicken, with oregano. Turns out she doesn’t like oregano.
So she calls Domino’s to complain. She tells them their pizza is terrible.
Well… why… what… I don’t get it. It’s what you ordered. Why did you ask for an extra thin crispy crust if you don’t like it? Why didn’t you order a regular crust? Why did you order a pizza with Italian chicken if you don’t like it?
Are these the kinds of pizza you normally order? If not, then why did you order them now and risk getting something you might not like? Why didn’t you order something you normally get that you know you’d like?
I know, I know, this is dumb. But the straw the broke the camel’s back is that she is returning the pizza. She is at Domino’s with two half-eaten pizzas as we speak. Why? They weren’t inedible. Hell, I didn’t even think they were that bad. A little crispier than I’m used to, I like pan crust, but I don’t mind oregano.
But she’s at Domino’s right now trying to get a refund for 2 half-eaten pizzas.
Happy birthday, Joel. Why couldn’t you have told her you wanted a regular pizza?