Friday, March 17, 2017

Awaiting a Pizza


"It's a disaster. I ordered a pizza, and it still hasn't arrived. Ms. P would be okay with me going to the office to get it when it gets here. Will that be okay with you...?"

It was the start of 5th period, just after lunch. Presumably Lydia had ordered the pizza with time to get it by lunch...

Um, yeah. So, sometimes the students order food in. Usually a parent or sibling will bring it, but occasionally I've seen delivery people arrive. I'll just leave that right there.

Lydia waited. And waited. And got angrier and angrier.

She wanted to call the pizza restaurant to complain. But, she knew her friend was working and answering the phone, so she didn't want to yell at her. Except, it had been over an hour since she ordered.

(It wasn't like I was hovering over her during all of this. The class had a bookwork assignment that most of them were doing. I had a "monitor the class" day. Lydia's lamentations were the class entertainment for the period.)

Lydia's friend said that the manager should give her a credit for the poor service. The friend called to complain. And still they waited. Apparently, the delivery guy had left some time ago.

Then Lydia got a "hope you're enjoying your food" notification...

By the end of 5th period she still had not gotten her pizza. (So, that's a half hour for lunch and about an hour for class.) Yeah, I'd be ticked, too.

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  1. Argh. And she had no other food options? :(

    I'm a little surprised the school lets kids order in food. None of my schools ever did. The year before I began high school, the principal had let kids leave school and walk down the street to get food from local fast food chains. That stopped when I began school there, but you could tell a difference in the kids. Those that had been allowed to do fast food runs were often more mature and responsible than the classes following…

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    1. I'm not sure if it was technically allowed. There is a cafeteria and vending machines, so she can get food on campus.

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  2. My old school cracked down on the food we were allowed to eat on school grounds and got the burger van that used to park outside to stop coming. Then they got stricter about who was allowed to leave the grounds at lunch time. You had to have an approval from a parent because of people heading into town and bringing junk food in. They wouldn't let us order in to the school.

    Up here things were more relaxed and the local takeaways used to do lunchtime specials for school kids.

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    1. No one can leave campus without an off campus pass, and those are only obtained via parent note or call. Never to go get lunch.

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  3. Ordering in a pizza to be delivered to a student amazes me. But, oh well. I hope she finally gets her pizza somewhere else.

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    1. I'm not sure if it's technically allowed. But, I can't talk. While in high school, I did order a pizza for delivery...

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  4. Poor kid must have been starving. I wonder if the driver got lost or what.

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  5. A student ordered pizza to be delivered to her at school? Hmm...Times are changed.

    BTW, I like your new profile picture. :)

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    1. Thanks.

      I have no idea if the pizza was actually allowed. But, um, well, there was that one time when I was in high school when I ordered a pizza with a couple friends. That we ate at lunch. That was 30 years ago...

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  6. I wonder if the delivery driver got into an accident. It's bound to happen sometimes. What a pain, regardless.

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  7. Yep....I would not be a happy camper at all. I am afraid friend or not, I would have called and asked about my pizza.

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    1. Oh, she called and asked. It was asking for a manager and complaining that she was hesitant to do.

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  8. Oh man did she ever get her pizza???

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  9. How interesting to order a pizza to be delivered to the school. Wouldn't it have to go through the office to eventually make it to her? When son was in high school (such a sucker I was) I would bring him and his friends lunch occasionally in their freshmen year from local fast food places. They had an open campus and the only close by fast food place was pizza, so of course they burned out quickly on that and God forbid you eat cafeteria food or bring lunch from home. By second semester several friends were driving (could get your license at 15 there) so everyone piled into cars and went to the other fast food places a short driving distance up the road. I am to this day amazed that in their 30 minute lunch period they could get out of a crowded parking lot, go to crowded fast food places and make it back in time. I'm sure he got the occasional tardy but it was not something that he racked up necessitating Saturday school (that I would have known about). He was terribly disappointed in his senior year when we moved down to the Southern California area and it was a closed campus. He called me one time at lunch and asked me to excuse him to go out some place for lunch and I had to remind him it was a closed campus :)

    betty

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  10. Oh man. That text would have ticked me right off. Crazy on ordering in. We so couldn't do that.

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  11. Hi Liz - another thing that would drive me nutty! Cheers Hilary

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  12. Wow. I don't think I've ever had a situation like that. That's messed up!

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  13. I hope she eventually got her money back. I'd be annoyed too, especially if I was also hungry. I'd be Hangry.

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  14. This blog keeps my mind alive, because this 64 year old is reading this and saying "she ordered a what? They let kids in school order pizza?" What an old fogey I've turned into. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. I don't know if they actually "let" them...

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  15. School sure isn't what it used to be!!

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    1. Well, um, see, I've done this. When I was in high school. So, it's not unheard of.

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  16. I've never heard of ordering a pizza into school! Wonder what happened to it though. Schools tend to be big and hard to miss. Maybe it went to the wrong one.

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