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Hello, thank you for calling the pizza delivery hotline. How can I help you?
You say your name is Gary, and you need some pizza delivered to a very important negotiation meeting you're currently having. Well we can certainly do that, sir. What size pizza would you like?
Hmm, we don't really have "record-breakingly large but about to get a lot smaller". I'll just put you down for a medium, which comes to $10. Sound OK? Great. And what toppings did you want on that?
Oh, you guys are having some trouble agreeing on that part. I see. Not even speaking the same language, eh? I can imagine that could be frustrating. Well, how about we just divide the whole thing right down the middle?
You say that's "problematic". Um, why? I mean, how hard is it to just split something 50/50 when everyone can see that's clearly what makes the most sense and…
I'm sorry, I'm having trouble hearing you with that other gentleman shouting in the background. You say somebody named Donald has something to important to ask me? OK, go ahead and put him on the phone.
Hello? Sir, I can't make out what you're saying. Please stop yelling and… "Make whole"? Make a whole what? I assure you sir, we'll make the whole pizza. Please put Gary back on the phone.
OK, so we've got one pizza. Is there anything else you'd like? Maybe some drinks or breadsticks?
What's that? You say you want a fortune cookie. No sir, I'm afraid you can't have that. Well that's very interesting that your friend David got one when he ordered from a Chinese takeout place, but I'm not sure what that has to do with us. Just because a vaguely similar but distinctly separate business offers something doesn't mean that you can automatically expect that…
Sir, I'd appreciate if you didn't take that condescending tone with me.
OK, so that's one pizza for $10 and… wait, what do you mean you're only paying $8 now? You already agreed to pay $10. What do you mean "things have changed"? You can't just agree to pay one price and then change your mind, that's not fair. And please ask that gentleman in the back to stop yelling about how he told me so, it's very distracting and I…
What? No sir, we don't need a two-week moratorium. That suggestion doesn't even make sense. We can get this done right now.
OK, so just to summarize: That's one pizza, made whole, with different toppings split 50/50 eventually but maybe closer to 52/48 at first, and costing $8 even though you already agreed to pay $10. And did you have any special instructions for the delivery driver? Hold on, let me write this down. "Run… over… Kris… Versteeg…" Right, well we'll see what we can do but no promises.
Just one last thing: Are you going to be paying with cash or credit? What's that? You say you're "planning to find some spineless city council and stick them with the bill". Wonderful.
OK, I think we've got this all sorted out, Gary. So where do you want this delivered?
Sigh. No sir, we can't deliver to "an undisclosed location". You're going to have to tell us where you…
Oh well. I'm sure he'll be calling back. We seems to go through the same thing with that guy every few years.