Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pizza Ettiquette

"Is this your plate?"
I have a reputation for ranting about things that bug me. Venting one's frustrations is of the benefits of having a blog. I've previously written pet peeves posts as they relate to movies, and for common mistakes in the English language. I recently remembered another one that has to do with social etiquette while eating with others that really gets me chapped.

There is a scene in Mystery Men where the 3 wannabe crime fighters are eating dinner together. They get the bill and divide it 3 ways. Hank Azaria (The Blue Raja) is frustrated by this and says " Whenever we split the bill, the steak eater picks the pocket of the salad eater." I am sometimes reminded of this scenario in real life when people go in on a pizza or some other food and someone hogs more than their share.

What makes this situation even worse is when the person going to town on the pizza starts discarding large crust pieces. Is the pizza crust really that disgusting, or are they just too busy eating the expensive part of the pizza and can't be bothered by finishing what they have? Pizza crust is not like chicken bones or peanut shells which were intended to be thrown away.

If you are buying your own pizza, go ahead and eat the pepperonis off it and feel free to throw the rest of the piece away. Do whatever you feel like, but if you are going in on pizza with friends, or at a party eating someone else's food, don't take a second piece until you finish your first! It's a sad day when we have to ration the pizza out in equal portions as soon as it arrives in order to protect ourselves from predatory eaters. If you are guilty of discarding half eaten pieces of pizza, you might want to be careful next time you are at a party because you are being watched and you are outnumbered.

Anyway, besides that things are going pretty good. Have a great Memorial Day.

15 comments:

Kristina P. said...

You should run a piza etiquette website. It would be a rousing success!

Shana said...

I agree with you for the most part. That is why I like the rectangle party pizzas..... then I eat the middle pieces that have no crust.

Cheeseboy said...

I agree with you completely UNLESS you are at an all you can eat pizza place. No use wasting stomach space on crust.

Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

I am a rare person who really doesn't like pizza. Pizza in Hawaii is not very good though.

Everyday Goddess said...

going out with friends is so not fun.

Kelly said...

The crust is my favorite part!

Captain Mystery said...

That's why you buy extra dipping sauce. It's a shame to waste the crust.

Pearl said...

I vote for you, Chaka. Perfectly reasonable expectations.

Pearl

Eric said...

The crusts are to be dipped in honey as dessert...

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day. Or did Memorial day have YOU?

Pedro Garcia Millan said...

I AM FROM INDIA & EAT NAAN BREADS!

THE USA IS IN MOLOCH'S POWER WITH THE ELECTED POLITICIANS THAT WORSHIP HIM & pass restrictive laws on it's citizens, BUT THERE IS MORE.....

You see, Bush Sr., & Jr., Clinton, Regan, Carter, Obama, Ford...ALL these presidents are in what is dubbed a SECRET SOCIETY called The Moloch Axis Demoniacs (i coined the phrase myself...Dr. A.P. and i don't use my full name because WHO knows WHAT sinister crap they'd do to me IF they found out?) or M.A.D. for short.

These people, and there’s obviously more of them (Cheney, Rumsfeld etc.) than the ones mentioned, control KEY positions not just in government, business, society etc. They are GRADUALLY erroding MORAL/FAMILY VALUES in society. SO gradual that it's like hairloss! You see it ever so slowly and you have to be a keen eye to boot!

For example, women in the workforce...they go to work so WHO takes care of the kids? Some goofs getting minimum wage who could care less about those kids. Family split apart because NOW both parents work and the cost of life itself purposely increased to perpetuate this separation. Kids grow up with NO moral/family values. Repeat this a few generations and before you know it, you have mindless zombies that don't know RIGHT from WRONG! Easily programmable to get in debt, be anti-christ-like etc.

Also, the coming mark of the beast 666. Remember HOW it all used to be ca$h only? Then they introduced checks, then credit cards to get yourself in serious financial troubles, then ATM cards, and now that STUPID SWIPE-PASS card. What is the purpose of all this? To get people broken down enough and stupid enough through putting FLUORIDE in the drinking water and ASPERTAME in soda drinks/pop cans so we ALL can accept the 666 chip. So NOBODY can buy or sell or own ANYTHING lest he has the mark of the beast (anti-christ) which is 666.

I can go on for days & days as to the subtleties and more examples but i think you all SEE the points i make here. It's all SUBTLE and GRADUAL negative changes day in & day out that these M.A.D. demons (because they are demonic and have placed their trust in demons in exchange for their souls and material possessions here on earth) are passing into laws in Canada, USA, UK, SPAIN, FRANCE etc.

Kelly said...

I'm sorry I just don't have the time to sort through all that... Maybe later when the kids are down I can try again.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

First I am ordering a pizza and then I am gettin that 666 chip. Brother Spammer totally sold me on the concept.

Ordering pizza with friends is nowhere as bad as ordering chinese foot together. That is a friggin' nightmare.

Chaka said...

Calvin, good call. I totally agree about the Chinese deal. I love Chinese but you are just asking for strife if you go in on it as a group.

MikkSolo said...

AMEN BROTHA about the pizza!

What Pedro?

Glad you have it all figured out.

Beckalita said...

Sure wish I had some pizza right now! Heck, I'd even settle for the crust.

The question is, did you click on his blog...just out of curiosity?