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I had a friend visiting last weekend, and we decided we wanted a pizza. I let slip that I had never ordered a pizza delivered to the door before.

I had eaten pizza carried by a spotty delivery boy riding a scooter, sure; I had even decided quite which pizza I wanted. (This was never difficult; I usually order the same pizza, more or less: mushroom, with or without ham. Make a note of that for next time I’m around, eating your pizza.) But I had never actually ordered pizza over the phone, to be delivered right to my door.

Part of this is because of where I have lived – pretty near pizza places, really. And also because I have an inherent dislike of the delivery chains – I just don’t trust Dominos or Pizza Hut. (The Pizza Hut ads are nauseating, sufficient to make me stay as far away from a Pizza Hut outlet as I possibly can.) I’d rather walk down to a pizza outlet and get a carry-out.

My friend thought this was quite remarkable: to get to my age1 and never having ordered a pizza delivery.

As they said this, I realised that this might have been sufficient to win the recent game of Humiliation played amongst my friends list. But it didn’t occur to me at the time – I mean, as far as I am concerned, not ordering pizza seems absolutely perfectly fucking normal.

To save my blushes, my friend ordered the pizza for me. So I have still never ordered a pizza to be delivered. Please remember this next time someone suggests a game of Humiliation.

And for the game after that, I have never hired a video. Again, I have watched hire videos – indeed, I have watched hire videos and eaten pizza delivered buy a spotty guy on a scooter at the same time. I have even been to the video store with my mate G and chosen the video (much to his disdain, his wife and I have a similar taste in videos; though I also like smash-em-ups, too). But I have never hired one myself.

1My brother is 50 today. He has never ordered a pizza delivery either. I’ve got a couple of years to go, but I do not anticipate breaking my duck, now that I have waited so long.

Date: 2007-06-25 08:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chickenfeet2003.livejournal.com
Pizza (not from a big chain) is one of the more common choices when we want to order in. There were two large pizza boxes in the recycling that I took out yesterday. We have a Zip account too so we watch maybe half a dozen rented DVDs per week.

Date: 2007-06-25 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhythmaning.livejournal.com
"we watch maybe half a dozen rented DVDs per week"... In all seriousness, when do you find time to write your posts? I watch nil movies per week, and I still don't have enough time to do all the things I would like to!

Date: 2007-06-25 10:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chickenfeet2003.livejournal.com
Well we don't have broadcast or cable TV so it's far and away our main source of TV watching.

Date: 2007-06-26 06:01 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lamentables.livejournal.com
I don't believe I've ever ordered pizza either. Prior to discovering my problems with gluten, I have eaten them when visiting friends, but I don't actually think pizza has ever been delivered to my home.

I remember that we had membership of a video hire thing way, way back, but I honestly don't remember using it. We went through a phase of watching rented vids with some friends; we'd play an exhausting game of badminton then go back to their place and watch a vid and chill out for the rest of the day. Grew apart from those friends, in the sort of way that made us happy to move house and not bother giving them our new address.


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