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Unimaginative lunch for the work group

Ordering lunch for the work group.


So I'm feeling generous and happy today and I decide to buy lunch for everyone at work. We have a lot of choices here: pizza, sandwiches, Chinese, chicken, burgers and even a smokehouse for ribs and such.

With a vote that took only seconds everyone settles on pizza. I know this is the USA but can we not show a little imagination? To make matters worse everyone wanted pepperoni and bacon on the pizza and that is all. I thought mushrooms and peppers and onions were always great additions to pizza but I was completely voted down.

So it looks like the double chin special for lunch today. I was not planning to go to the gym today because I went yesterday but there it is. I better get my running shoes on while I can still bend over.



I wonder if the grease on my keyboard now will help it work faster?






Image Credit » cropped; Wikimedia commons Kim Scarborouogh

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Brenda wrote on August 1, 2014, 1:08 PM

Pizza is a huge favorite. I don't eat much of it, but do eat it on special occasions. The heavier pizzas and spicy ones seem to upset my tummy. So I moderate how much.

Scorpie wrote on August 1, 2014, 2:08 PM

I moderate the pizza by interrupting it with beer. Who is driving me home from work?

Ruby3881 wrote on August 1, 2014, 3:49 PM

What's got me puzzled is that your round pizza seems to be cut in "squares" (not all of them complete!) I've indeed seen square pizza cut that way, but this just looks wrong. Some people would get short changed....

Scorpie wrote on August 1, 2014, 4:05 PM

Yes, it is pretty odd there are four pieces that are basically just crust.

chatombreux wrote on August 1, 2014, 5:14 PM

Most likely, the reasoning is because the pepperoni and bacon are liked by most people while mushrooms aren't. I won't touch pizza with mushrooms on it. I am not a fan of pepperoni, but I will eat it. Most places I've worked order three different kinds to cover all tastes, but if there is only one being bought, you either go plain cheese or something the majority will eat (not counting allergies).

BarbRad wrote on August 1, 2014, 7:57 PM

I love that last line. I have toffee-covered peanut crumbs on my keyboard. And in half an hour I have to go to a BBQ fundraiser for a local political candidate whose campaign committee I'm part of. $20 a pop for hamburgers, beans, soft drinks, and chips. Can you say low budget?

Scorpie wrote on August 1, 2014, 8:31 PM

Really! It's not the Clintons! Fun!

:)

DorothyGale wrote on August 1, 2014, 8:38 PM

It seems to me that since you were the one buying, they could have at least let you have a few pieces that had a little excitement on top! :) Nice of you to buy lunch for everyone.

Scorpie wrote on August 1, 2014, 8:40 PM

I should have been more aggressive.

bridgetidelaney wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:31 PM

I like pizza. I can't eat veggies even when I WANT to eat them unless I want to be in the bathroom all day. Stupid body. However, I like other things, too. We have pretty much all of that, but BBQ restaurants aren't near to many places and we don't have chinese places that deliver. Of course, neither to hamburger or chicken places, so yeah, if picking things up, we have them all somewhere in town.

Scorpie wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:39 PM

Wow I never knew people to be intolerant of vegetables, except of course for children. :)

bridgetidelaney wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:43 PM

Yep, it's not really "vegetable intolerance." It's "cellulose intolerance." I can eat pureed veggie soup and use V8 in cooking and eat tomato sauce, so I can get my veggies in my diet, though. So, that's a good thing.

Scorpie wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:45 PM

The intestines require fiber so if not cellulose then what?

bridgetidelaney wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:55 PM

Bran, whole grains, brown rice, baked potato skins (not the same type of cellulose in potatoes as in greens and many other veggies).

Scorpie wrote on August 2, 2014, 12:57 PM

Ah cool. I knew I would learn something today if'n I stuck with it.

sandyresearch wrote on August 2, 2014, 2:57 PM

The best I can do with pizza is to eat the thin slice and take off a few of the pepperonis.(sp?) But it does taste good. And don't get me started on oven fired fresh pizza: there is a difference. It's like charbroiled sandwich and fried in the skillet.

Scorpie wrote on August 2, 2014, 3:01 PM

The best I can do is limit my pizza to once a month. I'm addicted to calorically dense everything.

GreatMartin wrote on August 2, 2014, 3:39 PM

Can't I have one of each????? LOL You don't know me yet!

nbaquero wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:07 AM

Scorpie Not a fan of pizza but I have it from time to time, same as you, I have to exercise (walk) a little bit longer afterwards.

Scorpie wrote on August 3, 2014, 8:18 AM

Yes, would you like the thunder thighs or the tripple-chin special?

Scorpie wrote on August 3, 2014, 8:19 AM

If it contains tomatoes or sauce I will eat it.

paigea wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:34 PM

I can tell you from experience the grease on the key board will not help. And it will make more stuff stick to it! lOL

Scorpie wrote on August 3, 2014, 5:36 PM

No wonder I can't read the letters anymore.

Kasman wrote on August 3, 2014, 6:41 PM

You bought your staff lunch? Can I come and work for you?

Scorpie wrote on August 3, 2014, 6:44 PM

Is that so unusual? I cook for them sometimes myself. Your already working for me, LOL!

FreyaYuki wrote on August 4, 2014, 4:49 PM

I like pizza and I'd choose mushrooms over pepperoni. I don't like pepperoni all that much.

Scorpie wrote on August 4, 2014, 4:58 PM

I like the veggies, mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes and onions.

AinsleyJo1952 wrote on August 4, 2014, 5:30 PM

I love to eat a variety of food items -- including pizza but not limited to the same. Also, I love to try different kinds of pizza. Here are a couple of unusual examples of pizza at one of my favorite places for the same: Columbus Avenue Pizza...

Chicken, spinach, and artichoke pizza (just what it says it is)

Mac Daddy (made of ingredients like one would find on a Big Mac -- where even the crust tastes like a Big Mac bun).

Scorpie wrote on August 4, 2014, 5:32 PM

Crafty! If you served me a pizza with artichoke I might not like it.

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:07 PM

speaking of pizza, I love making pizzas out of leftovers on my fridge.

Scorpie wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:10 PM

The only leftovers I have are condiments. Lets see; pickle, mayo and mustard pizza, no we better go to your house.

Randajad_The_Traveller wrote on August 5, 2014, 4:14 PM

Pickle may work, I mean once cheese melted in it, it will have a cheese burger like inspiration... Not sure about Mayo and mustard though.

poddys wrote on August 11, 2014, 8:06 AM

My ex always used to want to order on a 2-topping pizza Pepperoni and Extra Cheese. That always seemed like a waste of a topping, and who is to know whether they actually doubled the amount of cheese. I much prefer to experiment, and here in the UK you can get Chicken Tikka pizza which is really good.

I also much prefer deep pan or Scicilian pizza to the New York style, which to me is like having melted cheese and tomato sauce served on a slab of cardboard. I love my bread too!

Scorpie wrote on August 11, 2014, 8:48 AM

That's funny because around here people crave the cardboard because they want a pizza with fewer calories. Imagine that!