Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Pizza Delivery, Part II.

This series, written several months in retrospect, loosely follows from this post. Hint: pizza represents something else. Part I is here.  I hope you enjoy this and/or good pizza.
I scurried into Starbuck’s two minutes behind schedule.

A dark, slender man strolled towards me. “You must be Robyn. I’m Delivery Boy.” He smiled and offered his hand.

“I am. I mean, I’m Robyn. Good to meet you.” Nice warm handshake, and you’re pretty cute, I thought.

“Good to meet you too.” 

Delivery Boy proceeded to treat me to coffee and a brownie. We sat at the nearest table, where seamless conversation included talk of family, career, and my favorite comedy movie, Airplane! At that, he aptly recited nearly every line: the surely-Shirley banter, cockpit and Turkish prison quips, prim and proper little girl with a penchant for all things black, etc.

I don’t remember laughing so much on a date, except under my breath. This was a very good sign, so good my mind floated to romantic thoughts of stringy cheese, long pieces that get twisted up around the tongue and stretch to great lengths, keeping me entangled in a flavorful feast for countless meals, maybe even a lifetime’s worth.

Note to self: Whoa. How quickly the independent, empowered woman left the building. No string cheese, remember?!

Note in response to note to self: Did you say something? I can’t hear you. Pizza! Pizza! Pizza! Pizza – with string cheese atop, along the side, and spread all over, please. I’m hungry.

I nibbled at the last of my brownie crumbs. We suddenly noticed it was dark out, so Delivery Boy walked me to my car.

Our date ended with a warm embrace, quick peck, and agreement to see each other again.

To be continued.


  1. I'm liking Delivery Boy. there's something to be said for getting to know each other no string cheese.

  2. Great date! Can't wait to hear more!

  3. Sounds like an awesome date!! :)

  4. Laughter is actually better than pizza in my view. I may have misjudged Delivery Boy, but stay on your guard. You never know where he might put his pepperoni slice when you least expect it.

  5. This is better than Fifty Shades of Grey, and a lot cheesier! I'll bet he enjoyed watching you devour that brownie while chanting, "You must eat Miss Engel!" Julie

  6. I'm really liking how this story is going so far although I hope it doesn't end with a depressing ending, hopefully you guys sort things out because so far he seems like a gem in all honesty Robyn, can't wait for more.

  7. Go for the string cheese! You know you can't resist.

  8. Thanks, all.

    MsA and Yvonne, thanks. I'll be back.

    Melissa, it's true. Sometimes we're just hungry, though.

    BabySis, it was.

    GB, good point. (Too late).

    YW, thanks...It's difficult not to comment more fully, since I'm writing this after-the-fact.

    Alex, I couldn't. Wink.


  9. Seems things are going grand, although being the pessimist that I am sometimes, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop haha

  10. Hold out for the whole pie..not just one slice!!!
    Love this
    Blessings, Joanne

  11. Yay! I love a good first date story!! Especially when its nonfiction.

  12. Suddenly that string cheese is soundin' pretty tsaty, eh? This is a pretty good food porn...lots of toppings coming, right??

  13. Pat, you're a wise man.

    Joanne, good advice. Thanks.

    Thanks, Johanna. It's great to see you here, and it WAS a good first date.

    Chuck, yes, lots of oven roasted toppings. Lots.


  14. EmptyNest, how did I miss responding to your comment? Sorry. I haven't read the 50 Shades stuff. I hear it's a trilogy now. I'd take a fraction of that author's know-how. On another note, who's the author? [Why is it we all know the book title but not the author's name? Or maybe it's just me. Or maybe she's a lousy writer, so I hear.]


  15. Delivery Boy.
    Suppose all the cool super-hero names were gone?
    Like...Septic Man.

  16. thoughts of string cheese are normally the start of a slide downhill to pepperoni

  17. I'm amazed! It sounds this one is going pretty well!

  18. Al, Septic Man - SM ? Didn't think of that. It kind of has a ring to it, but it's not a nice one.

    David, very good point.

    Pat, I was amazed too.


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