Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Last night as I waited for my night class to begin, I got a sudden craving for a slice of pizza. I only had a half hour until my class began so I headed to the closest pizza place to my campus, which happens to be Rosa's Pizza. I'm not the biggestfan of Rosa's but it's good for quick eats. So let me tell you what happened.
First, I must say that I am a big critic of pizza since growing up with some of the best pizza places all around me. My favorite slice is mushroom (dipped in ranch, obviously) and a garlic knot on the side with marinara sauce. Anyway, I walk into Rosa's and realized I only have my debit card, so I asked the girl behind the counter if there was a minimum to use a card...since most places in NYC require minimum amounts to use plastic, which I personally think is dumb. She told me there was a minimum of $10 to use plastic...are you kidding me? It's a pizza place and I'm one person aka I'm not going to spend $10.
So I took out money from the ATM and got charged $2 but it was fine because I was literally starving. I'll make sacrifices for food if I must. I ordered a mushroom slice and the guy said there was none. Huh? Now, at most pizza places (or the ones I've been to) when you order a mushroom slice they take a plain slice and top it with a handful of mushrooms then place it in the oven.
He told me the only slices with mushrooms also had sausage and pepperoni, which are two things I absolutely hate. Annoyed at this, I reluctantly ordered a chicken and tomato slice, which actually turned out to be pretty good. I also asked for a garlic knot. With this, I got a confused look from the guy behind the counter as he asked "One garlic knot?" and I said "Yeah...a garlic knot." He repeated it again and I repeated my answer.
I went to the cash register to pay and told the girl what I had ordered. After she heard my garlic knot order she said "You ordered an order of garlic knots?" and I said "No, I just want one garlic knot." I grabbed a table and waited for my pizza to be done. I went up to the counter when I saw my slice being taken out of the oven and waited for the guy to hand it to me, but instead he put it in a bag and gave it to another worker who began to scream my order to the entire place looking for who ordered it.
I was trying to get his attention as I was standing right there. Finally, he noticed me and I asked him to put it on a tray since I was eating there...this threw him for a loop. After watching the two workers figure out which one of them was going to put my pizza on a tray, I finally got my food and sat down. I looked down at my tray and saw an entire order of garlic knots. Was this a joke?
I don't understand why pizza places anywhere else but Long Island think it's so odd to order just one single garlic knot and not an entire order. The garlic knots were good, so at least that didn't suck. Oh did I mention I ate everything? Yeah, I pretty much ate my weight in carbs last night. Oh well...it was Monday.
Do you think it's weird to order a single garlic knot?