TalesFromThePizzaGuy: Sports teams and tightwad coaches
Got regular orders from the coach of a local college sports team. One large pizza per player, custom orders - almost all were half and half. Write the player’s name and the ingredients on each box. Bring pop and cheese bread, etc…
Regularly ~$200-300 orders (25-30 pies) at a steeply discounted “negotiated with the manager” rate. Deliver a mile and a half down the street.
The coach would give a $2 tip. Really sucked because nobody in the store typically believed it - and the cooks usually expected (and deserved) some jingle after a big production like this.
If there weren’t too many cooks, I’d sometimes give each a couple bucks from my own pocket, meaning the delivery actually cost me money.
I think one of the drivers must have eventually got a little snarky, because the coach started carrying the orders out ;)
In her capacity of an official Team GB ambassador for the 2012 London Olympic Games, the Duchess of Cambridge paid an unannounced visit to the Olympic Park. She toured the facilities and met with staff, before taking part in a hockey training session and meeting with the team. The Duchess of Cambridge has played hockey from her childhood until her University of St Andrews days.