christ, what an asshole.

You might be a douchebag if you walk into a pizza parlor with a Bob Dylan backstage pass, in a town where Bob Dylan just played a concert, and order $4,000 worth of pizzas as a prank, keeping the staff busy making 178 grease pies until half past five in the morning.

As the owner of the pizza joint, would I have my staff crank out four grand of merchandise on a verbal order without so much as a credit card number?  Probably not.  Still, there’s only one douchebag in this particular story.  In the end, the joke is on him as he has to fork over a few grand for a few minutes of yuks with his buddies.

7 thoughts on “christ, what an asshole.

  1. Jay G. says:

    Agreed that this guy is both an asshole and liable.

    HOWEVER…

    Shame on that pizza parlor owner for not getting something – anything – before starting the order. That’s just plain stupid.

  2. divemedic says:

    So we blame the pizza shop owner for doing business on a handshake? For believing that a man is as good as his word? I often wish that businesses and people were still trustworthy enough to do honest business without reducing everything to writing. Where are the honest people?

    The comments to that article also blame the owner for charging $22 a pie, and for throwing the pizzas away, rather than donating them to charity. First, the owner can charge whatever he wishes. No one is making anyone buy the pizza. Don’t like the price, don’t buy it.

    Second, the reason that restaurants don’t give away waste food is because some idiot will sue you if they get sick from the free food.

  3. TBeck says:

    Like Walter Jon Williams wrote in DAYS OF ATONEMENT, “Assholes always advertise.”

  4. joated says:

    If I’m the pizza owner, I’m setting up on campus and, with megaphone in hand, announcing pizza at 0.25 a slice…limited time offer. (Even at 6 AM there’s lots of college kids who would go for it and it’s better than having to toss the pies.) Then I go after the SOB who placed the order.

  5. perlhaqr says:

    The only thing I’d blame the owner for in throwing the pies away is that the asshole who ordered them (and will presumably have to pay for them) owned them. They should have been his to dispose of. 😉

  6. perlhaqr says:

    I have to admit, though, now I’m tempted to “prank” the pizza shop by hosting a huge pizza party in MA, and actually ordering $5k worth of pies from there. 🙂 (Not that I have a spare $5k to spend on pizza.)

  7. Bill S says:

    Well, there were two douchebags mentioned in the article. However, it looks like Bob Dylan wasn’t in on the prank.

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