So, true story – a guy discovers Mod Pizza. If you like pizza and have never tried a restaurant like this, you should. You pick a crust (gluten-free options usually available!), then you choose from a salad bar of toppings. You pay the same price whether you put a lot or just a few toppings, so make it your own! Once they have the pizza just the way you want, they toss it into a open flame brick oven (not literally, I know this is a pizza joint, but they slide your pizza in carefully) and cook for a few minutes. Then they pull out your beautifully personalized pizza, and box it up for you.
BTW, this isn't an ad for Mod; you can find similar setups in Pieology or Blaze Pizza, but it's a really cool experience no matter which one you choose.
But back to this guy – we'll call him George because that's the first name I thought of and it doesn't really matter – but we'll call him that anyway.
So George goes into Mod and orders a customized pizza. He loves it, of course. Why not? It has all the toppings he wants and nothing that he doesn't. So, when he plans to go in again, he asks his dad, “If you could have your pizza anyway you like, what would you want?”
His dad tells him, and George then asks his mom, “If you could have your salad any way you wanted, what would you want?”
Oh! Did I tell you Mod sells salads the same way? Because they do salads, too. (Pieology and Blaze do as well, but this story happened at a Mod.)
So, George asked his mom, “What do you want on your salad?”
OK, now you really have to go into a Mod or Pieology or Blaze to truly appreciate what “everything” is. Don't try to weasel out by looking online, you have to go in. I'm not making you order; maybe you can see from through the window (though I doubt it). But there are a lot of toppings, just saying.
“Are you serious?” George asked.
His mom was.
So being the obedient son that George is, he goes back into the Mod and orders the pizza and salad for his parents.
“And what do you want on your salad?” The squad member asks.
“Are you serious?”
So the helpful squad member creates a salad with everything, and I mean everything, on the menu.
It takes two bowls.
But they only charge George for one salad.
Now, using real ingredients and firing your made-to-order in an open-flame brick oven?
That's great pizza.
But putting every topping you offer into a salad and only charging for one?
What's your favorite pizza joint? Have you ever witnessed a “pizzazz” moment? Let me know in the comments!
P.S. Every tense change in this post was intentional. Haven't you ever told a story? Your tense changes. A lot. If you don't like it, I have written other posts that are not nearly so egregious. If you do like it, enjoy it. I may not be able to bring myself to do it again.
This post is part of the A to Z Blogging Challenge. Each day in April (except Sundays) bloggers post a new post relating to a letter of the alphabet. You are on Letter P in my 2021 collection.
About the Title Image
Though the title image is linked to my blog, it was created, like many of the images in my blog, with Canva.com. In other words, that pizza might not have come from Mod. Or Pieology, Or Blaze Pizza. Actually, I don't know what pizza joint, if any, the pizza in my title image was made in. For all I know, it could have come from Pizzazz Pizza. But I know the O badge is copied from the A to Z Blogging Challenge website.
I write about, with, for, and around kids all day. (Well, maybe I do the dishes too. Sometimes.)