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Wnderer
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Re: Cost of pizza triples?
Wnderer   6/30/2014 3:39:51 PM
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@betajet - So how much should one dip a quad-copter?  Would 30 degrees be enough?  :-)


That reminds me of the story of how President Truman fired General MacArthur. Truman and MacArthur went to a restaurant for lunch and Truman told MacArthur, "I'm tired  of you not treating me with respect. You keep acting like I'm some unsophisticated yokel. A bumpkin, A rube. I'm the president dammit! I demand respect!"

MacArthur replied, "I'm sorry Mr. President. It won't happen again. To show there are no hard feelings, I'll pay the bill and you tip the waitress." When the waitress came by, Truman knocked over the waitress and MacArthur said,

"That's the wrong way to tip her Harry,

That's the wrong way, you know.

That's the wrong wrong way to tip her Harry.

Gawd your such a shmo."

And Truman said, "your fired!"

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betajet   6/30/2014 3:16:10 PM
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Does anyone else think this is going to an awful lot of trouble just to deliver a Domino's pizza?

I guess the technology is appropriate for pizzas that don't taste that different after aging 20 minutes.  But in my experience really good pizzas don't tolerate delivery.

Amusing bit of local pizza lore: When I lived in Northern Westchester County, just north of New York City, all of the pizza places were independent.  But they all had the same carry-out box, which said:
You've tried all the rest: now try the best!


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Re: Cost of pizza triples?
betajet   6/30/2014 3:06:45 PM
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Karen wrote: What, you mean, you tip your pizza delivery guy? :-)

So how much should one dip tip a quad-copter?  Would 30 degrees be enough?  :-)

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Re: Not in Europe
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 2:52:39 PM
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@KB3001: Affluent suburbs in the US would welcome this probably but I can't see it catching up here in England.


I've grown to be wary of predicting that things will, or will not, come to pass, because things always end up taking me by surprise LOL

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Re: Not in Europe
KB3001   6/30/2014 2:48:20 PM
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@Max, yep, but I fear they would charge quite a bit extra for the service and these folks are really price sensitive. Affluent suburbs in the US would welcome this probably but I can't see it catching up here in England.

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Re: Not in Europe
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 2:34:01 PM
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@KB3001: This drone delivery might well work in the US but not here in Europe where space is often a premium.

I don't know -- I think it would work OK for people living in single family homes like my mom and little brother -- probably not for people living in blocks of flats. 

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Not in Europe
KB3001   6/30/2014 2:30:53 PM
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This drone delivery might well work in the US but not here in Europe where space is often a premium.

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Re: Cost of pizza triples?
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 2:17:49 PM
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@kfield: What, you mean, you tip your pizza delivery guy? :-)

I tip them 20% like I tip all wait-staff -- I always feel really lucky to be me and to not be working a less-than-minimum wage job and having to rely on the kindness of strangers type thing. There but for the grace of whoever is in charge of this crazy mixed-up multi-universe go you or I...

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Re: Cost of pizza triples?
Max The Magnificent   6/30/2014 2:13:37 PM
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@kfield: Well,a poster below said that drone delivery would probably "triple the price" of the pizza.

Don't listen to him -- he doesn't know what he's talking about LOL

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Re: Cost of pizza triples?
kfield   6/30/2014 2:10:33 PM
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@maxthemagnificent Well,a poster below said that drone delivery would probably "triple the price" of the pizza. What, you mean, you tip your pizza delivery guy? :-)

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