There was once a time that I thought being alone on a Friday night with no plans was the worst thing ever. However as you grow older and your responsibilities go beyond studying for a test or staying up late to finish a paper, you actually enjoy a quiet night in, even if it’s on a Friday night with your cat in front of the TV.
These summer months have been particularly hard for me. I have mild eczema however the heat makes it worse. I break out and trying to do anything with my hands (especially cooking) is impossible. Plus I’m still recovering from my back injury. I’m fortunate to work from home with a small boutique social media agency however we’ve all had a long week launching new client profiles so the last thing I wanted to do was cook so I decided to order Pizza Hut even though they’re not usually my first choice for pizza but you can’t beat their deals or the fact that you can order online or via their iPhone app. Gotta love a company that utilizes technology.
I ordered online in case the app froze up and lost my order or charged my card twice. Actually I’m just paranoid about giving my credit card info to an app (never mind the fact that I occasionally buy iPhone apps). Pizza Hut has some great deals. I could have gotten any pizza (regular or specialty) for $10 or the deal I went with: $15 for a 3 topping large pizza with breadsticks and 2 liter of soda. I must have been hungry or thought I was. Pizza Hut is within walking distance but I opted for delivery which is an extra $2.50 charge. I added ranch dressing to my order – another 30 cent charge. Tax and tip added a few more dollars and driver tip depends on the driver’s attitude. Much to my surprise, the driver was cute and there was I standing in my PJs. 🙁 Lesson learned: make an attempt to look semi-decent before you answer the door.
The $15 deal ended up actually being $21 and the pizza itself was disappointing. Pizza Hut’s pan pizza is a sad mushy mess. I chose pepperoni, mushrooms, and diced tomatoes as my 3 toppings and the toppings were sparse. The pan pizza was slathered with sauce and cheese. Each slice had about two or three toppings each which isn’t much. I’ve had better pizza but I’m thinking it wasn’t their pan pizza maybe the hand tossed? Their breadsticks aren’t bad but I could care less for their marinara dipping sauce.
The Final Verdict
$21 wasted. A deal doesn’t always guarantee great pizza. Homemade is better (or another pizza brand is better). *sigh* The next Friday I feel like ordering out, I’ll re-think my strategy.