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Pasta – Escape!

Those were the days of pizza-craze.
Favourite food? The answer, without skipping a beat, was ‘Pizza’.
A–, the popular joint frequented by many facets of Youth, eager to be seen, was The Place for The Pizza.

So we went there one day, yearning for Pizza, but somehow had not realised that the day was doomed. Perhaps God had tried to catch my eye, to give out some subtle warnings, but I refused to note them.

I guess I didn’t have to ponder over the menu much. I must have named one without hesitiating. But the guy who came to serve us had other ideas. He had apparently just been given a session by his superior on how to coax customers to try their new delicacy – Pasta.

We tried to smile our way out of it, but to no avail. He had his claws well planted, and refused to budge them. A Pizza and a Pasta, he suggested. We really did not think we could devour both. After a great deal of futile resistance, we gave in. The guy surely was good at his task, besides having freshly sharpened claws. Maybe we were curious deep inside to know what this pasta fuss was all about.

Regret! The moment the first little forkful went in. We looked at each other. Groan. How, how, did we fall into this mess? And which way do we escape?

I prefer to forget the rest of the evening. A lot of pasta still remaining in the plates, the bill paid, some hollow comments left on ‘How delicious it was! Next time we are gonna order only pasta!’ we crossed the borders of the place, never to return.

By |2018-12-10T15:47:15+00:00January 23rd, 2010|Memories, Pixel|6 Comments

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  1. Anonymous January 23, 2010 at 4:26 am - Reply

    Pasta – Delicious but a limit is a limit always.

  2. AN January 23, 2010 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Pasta is a no-no for me as well… happy with just Pizza..:-)

  3. BK Chowla, January 23, 2010 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    We are very fond of Pasta–my wife makes excellent wheat based Pasta

  4. Peg Cherre January 24, 2010 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I love a good pizza, and a good pasta, but have determined over the years that it's much easier to find the former than the latter. I almost never order pizza out.

    Regarding your server forcing pasta down you, my serious suggestion is that you make a very polite phone call to the manager/owner. Tell him that you love his pizza and would like to return for it, but won't if you are pushed into ordering things you don't want. Be very tactful, encouraging his business expansion, while you're also clear about what you want and don't want. 99% of business owners really want to hear what their customers have to say, and don't want to lose a repeat customer over something that they can control.

  5. Navmi January 25, 2010 at 2:43 pm - Reply

    could really connect wid ur xperience.. i was caught in a similar situation when i was "requested" 2 try non-veg burger adamantly… even wen i said i was a veg, the waiter seemed 2 b thinking of asking me 4 taking a test 2 prove tht!! nyways tht was an xperience…

    ur blog is incidently really down-to-earth & humorous.. plus u rite abt things tht every1, at least i can connect wid which is a biggg plus-point… kudos, n keep riting 🙂

  6. Jean January 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much, everyone, for the comments.

    I think I did not make it clear that this was an old story – about 6-7 years old! My bad.

    My opinion on Pasta has altered (a bit) since. 🙂

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