The Mystery Towel
I just read some of the things that people wrote about how nasty Gumby's
was so I figured I'd share my nastiest story (which I'd refused to
mention in the email a few minutes ago). Here goes - and this
wasn't when I was a manager, I was just a new driver:
There was a guy that lived over in the Foxfire apartments in Tempe that
never tipped. It's not that he was foreign and didn't know better
- he was just a cheap-ass. If the bill was $10.25 he'd give $11.00
and ask for "just $.50 back." He'd order just about
every night and you were lucky to get that quarter out of him.
Needless to say, delivery drivers hated getting stuck with that run,
especially of there wasn't anything else going that way.
One night a driver saw the yellow ticket that had his address and yelled
- "I'm making this one!!" He went into the bathroom (was
gone about 4 or 5 minutes) and came out with toilet paper in his hand.
He proceeded to smear the dough with whatever the contents of that
tissue were - I'm assuming it was semen, butt sweat, butt wipe - who
knows... I didn't want to know. He made the pizza and took it to
him. He of course came back laughing saying he got stiffed on that
Let that be a lesson to always tip the drug addict, alcoholic career
pizza guys well... and so well that they remember that you are a big
tipper - sometimes you'll get pushed to the top of the list. I'm a
minimum $4 tip - even if it's cold and an hour late. That pizza is
alone with a guy you don't know for about 10 minutes before he gets to
your house - not to mention what he can do to it in the store.
You think you'd notice if someone spit on your pizza? Not if there
is a little bit under each pepperoni. Those guys did some
nasty ****. I never did that - I just wanted to work and go
home... but some of those guys take things way too seriously. All
I can say is always tip your driver (prefferably your Papa John's
I hope that doesn't scare anyone... but I hope it gives some insight to
the mentality of a Gumby's driver. They aren't all bad, but
remember: you don't get to pick who makes your food and delivers
Thanks again for all your work!!
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