Sunday, July 31, 2005
The weakening tactics of the Pizza outlets in town finally overpowered me today, as I succumbed after two weeks of resisting Pizza flyers that come everyday with the newspaper! I am immensely fond of pizza, but because a medium-sized one costs between Rs.100-Rs.150, it is a luxury for me to dream of eating it more than once a month.
I ordered my favourite Chicken Curry Pizza and a Spicy Minced Lamb special. Pizzadeli has a policy of delivery within 45 minutes of placing order, or you pay Rs.0. There have been a few times in the past when the delivery time has exceeded 45 minutes, and I never demanded a free pizza because I would sympathise with the delivery boy. Poor fellow, he may be fined or lose a paycheck because of me. I never wanted to bear that feeling of guilt.
But today, I got my pizza after 65 minutes, and it wasn't even raining. For the first time, I put my melodramatically inclined conscience aside, and demanded my free pizza. And got it! Oh yes, I enjoyed it very much.
If it's all about business and everyone's rupee is important to them, so is mine to me. You talk deal, you get deal. Wow, I'm beginning to sound strange to myself now...