Before debit cards and cell phones, when we ordered a pizza, we called from our home phones (because those were the only phones we had), and then we rushed to the door with excitement and cash, graciously including a tip. It was the way of the world.
Well, everything's changed now.
If you order frequently, your information is automatically saved in the system, which one would think when you called they would greet you by name and be excited for your repeated patronage. Then, you give your credit or debit card info, and voila! Minutes later...life 40 or so...your pizza arrives. However, when you place your order, there's an automatic delivery charge included.
Is that the tip?
I never really thought about it because my husband usually calls and goes to the door when it's delivered. (He thinks I'm spoiled. I call it a night off). But tonight, as I scarf down this pizza on my husband's late night at work, the girls and I opted for pizza and I was glad about it. After a beautiful day like today, I was glad not to have to cook. But when the delivery guy came and I signed my receipt, he had such a look of something, I'm not sure what, on his face, that I wondered if I was supposed to add cash or write in a tip.
Do you tip the person who delivers your pizza? Is the delivery fee the tip?
Life is interesting isn't it? We have a lot of modern day conveniences that make things more efficient and streamlined and yet we still don't know the answer to mundane trivialities that add value and pizzazz.
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