Well . . . hmmm . . .
This is going to sound odd, but I stumbled on to your page because I am a
Gumby's Pizza delivery driver and have been for about a year and a half.
Your first story, about the girl who's wrong address was 2204 Rio Grande
happened in the town I current live in, and to the store that I now work in.
In fact, I even know the "freak driver" (it isn't me). And its funny
because he has even told me the story about how one girl shouted at him,
"are you all fucking incompetent over there?!!" See there are two things
that girl doesn't mention in her story. (1) Since she doesn't list her real
address I am sure I would sympathize with her situation, but what probably
pissed the store off that night is the incorrect address, 2204 Rio Grande
was probably assumed correct. Frustrated with not finding the person who
ordered the pizza, they would have wondered why someone living at 2204 Rio
Grande wouldn't just walk a half of a block to retrieve their pizza in such
a dilemma, the store is only at 2222 Rio Grande. However, since this was
not her real address, I sympathize with her problem, and wonder where in the
world her real address went.
Anyway, your second story, that guy is a moron. (More irony) I have only
worked in Rio Grande store for about 4 months . . . for the year before I
worked in the store in East Lansing. Okay, simple business lesson on this
one. While yes, technically Tuesday would start at 12 a.m. in the real
world, in the BUSINESS world, in order to keep the books straight, places
like bars and late night pizza joints have to work by the "Business Day"
which actually lasts 30 hours and ends at 6 a.m. each night (yes it is a
night to us drivers, not a morning). When you go to a bar, do you expect to
start getting new drink specials at the stroke of midnight . . . no, and
that is why Tuesday's coupon doesn't work on Monday nights. To compound
this error, Gumby's works on a computer system, which will not even allow
for Tuesday's coupon to work on Monday's "business day" schedule.
As for the girl [sic] in Gainesville. I totally would understand. See, Gumby's
is a relatively large chain of pizza joints around the country that exist
only in college towns. There are about 5 main owners of the corporation.
And since the corporation was started in Gainesville, all 5 of those guys
work in that store. Now, when those guys travel around in pairs to the
other stores, most people find them to be the most ridiculous set of folks
around. They walk around and re-correct every activity of the people
working in the store, even to the point of not allowing you to open the
pizza box before the intended pizza is completely out of the oven. Banality
at it's best. Also, since they have profited so wonderfully from the
investment in Gumby's (re: shiesty cheese amounts) they are also the
wonderful blend of cocky. So, picture it, cocky, rich to show for it, and
critiquing mostly aptly-abled drivers just to have something to do for a
day. My point being, is that when all of them congregate in one store, it
really must be hell on earth.
Other than that, your site hit it right on the nose. Hey I make good money
though . . .
please do not post my email address (or my name if you should come across
"I drive most superior when my eyes are half shut and my head is supported
by the passenger window."
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