I don’t often post here, and this might be a bit of a rant, but just wanted to get this Mundane and Pointless Stuff I Must Share off my chest. People who order veggie pizzas because ‘everyone likes it’ just drive me nuts.
So, the other night a big group of my family and friends went out for pizza. First off, the veggie folks (my sister, her family, a couple of my cousins) automatically turned up their noses. Pizza?!? Who want’s that crap? We should go to a good Italian restaurant (despite the fact we had gone to a series of pricy, snooty places all week and everyone just wanted something simple). I finally had enough and basically said that they could do what they wanted, but I was just going to grab a pizza and drink some beer (beer?!? :p). The veggie crowd were over ruled…pizza it was.
Ok, it’s time to order. We were just going to order some pizzas for the group and then share around. My suggestion was to get a pizza with sausage, pepperoni and extra cheese (my favorite), one or two with pepperoni only, one with cheese only (for the kiddies), and then a pizza or two with veggies (maybe one with mixed veg and meat). Nope, can’t have that…no one likes pizza with meat on it. Everyone LOVES veggie pizza. So, we needed to get a Greek pizza, 3 all veggie pizzas, the cheese pizza, a mixed veggie and meat and because I’m such an asshole, a sausage and pepperoni pizza…just to placate me (‘there will be a ton left over that will just go to waste…only you will eat that’).
The pizzas come out, and, as has been my experience just about every time I’ve been with a large group ordering pizzas, the pizza no one supposedly wants is the pizza everyone grabs. I got one slice of the pizza with meat and one of the slices with cheese (the pepperoni pizzas vanished like dew in the desert…gods know what happened to them, it was too quick to follow with the naked eye). There was plenty of the Greek and veggie only pizzas left though (in fact, at the end of the night we had a bit over a pizza and a half of that nasty shit still sitting there uneaten)…the mixed pizza didn’t go as fast, but it all got eaten in the end. When I called over the waitress to order a second sausage and pepperoni they attempted to shout me down…we don’t need that, we have plenty of this other stuff (which I didn’t want). Ordered that second pizza…and it was devoured just about as quickly (this time I was smart and also ruthless…I snagged two pieces before the pizza had even settled on the table).
Veggie people…please, try and understand. People will eat pizza with veggies on it (I won’t, but some folks will). But most people in my experience really, truly LIKE pizza with meat on it. Really. So, when you go out with a large group of non-vegan whack-a-dos, try and keep that in mind…and also, that there are traitors in our midst who, when no one is looking, will also snag the pizza with the meat on it if they think no one is looking.