Pizza, Free and Delicious


I know bloggers are supposed to take photos before they eat….but it was too tempting.

We have a custom at work that basically works like this. If you have something you want to share (get rid of is also a kind of sharing) put it on the table in the kitchen area.  Over the years this has included books, magazines, VHS tapes, DVD’s, kids books, and even a curling iron.  Sometimes this is because people are generous and sometimes this is because ESL teachers are spreading their wings and flying off to some other teaching destination.  Many of us got into the profession for that ability to travel and work.

In addition to the items mentioned above, there is often food. Sometimes somebody baked a cake.  Sometimes a student gave them food that was either too much for them to eat, they felt like sharing, or didn’t like the food and hoped that somebody would eat it.  They are rarely disappointed.  Other times, there is just leftover food from some function (meetings, guests, orientation)

In today’s case, I walked into the kitchen area and spotted the pizza box. I think I have some psychic connection to pizza boxes.  At that time of day, finding pizza leftover is like striking it rich.  I swooped down upon it immediately.  There were two pieces left in the box.  Despite my diet, I really wanted to eat them both.  However, I showed great restraint and notified my colleague that there was a piece to be had.  In fact, I even let my colleague pick first.  It wasn’t a psychological ploy, but my colleague did, in fact, choose the smaller of the two pieces.

As far as pizza goes, it was delicious. It being free and available after 5:00 only made it doubly so. So, was Today’s Perfect moment:

  1. a) pizza
  2. b) free pizza
  3. c) delicious pizza

If you answered “all of the above” you score perfect marks.

About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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9 Responses to Pizza, Free and Delicious

  1. Angela says:

    Pizza could make any day perfect 🙂

  2. capejohn says:

    I dislike cliches and pizza, I avoid both like the plague.

  3. Hunida says:

    Mmmm that was so nice of you share. Not sure I would have 😂

  4. Jinjer says:

    I wish I had some pizza right now! I’m glad you and your co-worker got the last two pieces!

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