A Few Slices Short Of A Pie

| Mississippi, USA | Food & Drink, Math & Science

(I am taking an order over the phone. The caller has never ordered here before and isn’t familiar with the menu.)

Caller: “How many slices are on your 12 inch?”

Me: “8.”

Caller: “What about your 18 inch?”

Me: “8.”

Caller: “I thought the 12 inch had 8 slices.”

Me: “It does. They both have 8 slices.”

Caller: “How is that possible? If they both have 8 slices, shouldn’t they be the same size?”

Me: “No, miss. The slices are just different sizes. The number of slices doesn’t make the size of the pizza. They both have 8 slices, but the 18 inch has much bigger slices.”

Caller: “Oh. Right. Can you cut it twice, to make the slices smaller?”

Me: “Of course. We can double cut it for you.”

Caller: “So, how many slices would that be? What, 12?”

Me: “16.”

Caller: “No. If you normally have 8 slices, and you cut them twice, it should be 12 pieces, not 16.”

Me: “It’s 16, Miss. 8 times 2 is 16.”

Caller: “Whatever…I don’t think so. You have wings?”

Me: “Yes.”

Caller: “What sizes?”

Me: “8, 12, 18, 24, and 50.”

Caller: “Oh, alright. I’ll take a 10 piece.”

Me: “We have an 8 piece and a 12 piece.”

Caller: “No, I said a 10 piece.”

Me: “I know…we don’t have a 10 piece, but we do have an 8 piece or a 12 piece.”

Caller: “I’m pretty sure you have a 10 piece. My sister said she always gets a ten piece. Are you new? Maybe you should check the menu!”

Me: “I’ve worked here for 3 years. We’ve never had a 10 piece and I’m looking at the menu on the computer right now. 8 or 12?”

Caller: “Fine. 12!”