99 ZANY WAYS TO PHONE IN A PIZZA ORDER
1. If using a touch-tone, press random numbers while ordering. Ask the
person taking the order to stop doing that.
2. Make up a charge-card name. Ask if they accept it.
3. Use CB lingo where applicable.
4. Order a Big Mac Extra Value Meal.
5. Terminate the call with, “”Remember, we never had this conversation.””
6. Tell the order taker a rival pizza place is on the other line and you’re
going with the lowest bidder.
7. Give them your address, exclaim “”Oh, just surprise me!”” and hang up.
8. Answer their questions with questions.
9. In your breathiest voice, tell them to cut the crap about nutrition and
ask if they have something outlandishly sinful.
10. Use these bonus words in the conversation: ROBUST FREE-SPIRITED
COST-EFFICIENT UKRAINIAN PUCE.
11. Tell them to put the crust on top this time.
12. Sing the order to the tune of your favorite song from Metallica’s
“”Master of Puppets”” CD.
13. Do not name the toppings you want. Rather, spell them out.
14. Put an extra edge in your voice when you say “”crazy bread.””
15. Stutter on the letter “”p.””
16. Ask for a deal available somewhere else. (e.g. If phoning Domino’s, ask
for a Cheeser! Cheeser!)
17. Ask what the order taker is wearing.
18. Crack your knuckles into the receiver.
19. Say hello, act stunned for five seconds, then behave as if they called
20. Rattle off your order with a determined air. If they ask if you would
like drinks with that, panic and become disoriented.
21. Tell the order taker you’re depressed. Get him/her to cheer you up.
22. Make a list of exotic cuisines. Order them as toppings.
23. Change your accent every three seconds.
24. Order 52 pepperoni slices prepared in a fractal pattern as follows from
an equation you are about to dictate. Ask if they need paper.
25. Act like you know the order taker from somewhere. Say “”Bed-Wetters’
26. Start your order with “”I’d like. . . “”. A little later, slap yourself
and say “”No, I don’t.””
27. If they repeat the order to make sure they have it right, say “”OK.
That’ll be $10.99; please pull up to the first window.””
28. Rent a pizza.
29. Order while using an electric knife sharpener.
30. Ask if you get to keep the pizza box. When they say yes, heave a sigh
31. Put the accent on the last syllable of “”pepperoni.”” Use the long “”I””
32. Have your pizza “”shaken, not stirred.””
33. Say “”Are you sure this is (Pizza Place)? When they say yes, say “”Well,
so is this! You’ve got some explaining to do!”” When they finally offer
proof that it is, in fact (Pizza Place), start to cry and ask, “”Do you know
what it’s like to be lied to?””
34. Move the mouthpiece farther and farther from your lips as you speak.
When the call ends, jerk the mouthpiece back into place and scream goodbye
at the top of your lungs.
35. Tell them to double-check to make sure your pizza is, in fact, dead.
36. Imitate the order taker’s voice.
37. Eliminate verbs from your speech.
38. When they say “”What would you like?”” say, “”Huh? Oh, you mean now.””
39. Play a sitar in the background.
40. Say it’s your anniversary and you’d appreciate if the deliverer hid
behind some furniture waiting for your spouse to arrive so you can surprise
41. Amuse the order taker with little-known facts about country music.
42. Ask to see a menu.
43. Quote Carl Sandberg.
44. Say you’ll be able to pay for this when the movie people call back.
45. Ask if they have any idea what is at stake with this pizza.
46. Ask what topping goes best with well-aged Chardonnay.
47. Belch directly into the mouthpiece; then tell your dog it should be
48. Order a slice, not a whole pizza.
49. Shout “”I’m through with men/women! Send me a dozen of your best,
50. Doze off in the middle of the order, catch yourself, and say “”Where was
I? Who are you?””
51. Psychoanalyze the order taker.
52. Ask what their phone number is. Hang up, call them, and ask again.
53. Order two toppings, then say, “”No, they’ll start fighting.””
54. Learn to properly pronounce the ingredients of a Twinkie. Ask that
these be included in the pizza.
55. Call to complain about service. Later, call to say you were drunk and
didn’t mean it.
56. Tell the order taker to tell the manager to tell his supervisor he’s
57. Report a petty theft to the order taker.
58. Use expletives like “”Great Caesar’s Ghost”” and “”Jesus Joseph and Mary
in Tinsel Town.””
59. Ask for the guy who took your order last time.
60. If he/she suggests anything, adamantly declare, “”I shall not be swayed
by your sweet words.””
61. Wonder aloud if you should trim those nose hairs.
62. Try to talk while drinking something.
63. Start the conversation with “”My Call to (Pizza Place), Take 1, and …
64. Ask if the pizza is organically grown.
65. Ask about pizza maintenance and repair.
66. Be vague in your order.
67. When they repeat your order, say “”Again, with a little more OOMPH this
68. If using a touch-tone press 9-1-1 every 5 seconds throughout the order.
69. After ordering, say “”I wonder what THIS button on the phone does.””
Simulate a cutoff.
70. Start the conversation by reciting today’s date and saying, “”This may
be my last entry.””
71. State your order and say that’s as far as this relationship is going to
72. Ask if they’re familiar with the term “”spanking a pizza.”” Make up a
description to go with the term. Ask that this be done to your pizza.
73. Say “”Kssssssssssssssht”” rather loudly into the phone. Ask if they felt
74. Detect the order taker’s psychic aura. Use it to your advantage.
75. When listing toppings you want on your pizza, include another pizza.
76. Learn to play a blues riff on the harmonica. Stop talking at regular
intervals to play it.
77. Ask if they would like to sample your pizza. Suggest an even trade.
78. Perfect a celebrity’s voice. Stress that you won’t take any crap from
some two-bit can’t-hack-it pimple-faced gofer.
79. Put them on hold.
80. Teach the order taker a scret code. Use the code on all subsequent
81. Mumble, “”There’s a bomb under your seat.”” When asked to repeat that,
say “”I said ‘sauce smothered with meat’.””
82. Make the first topping you order mushrooms. Make the last thing you say
“”No mushrooms, please.”” Hang up before they have a chance to respond.
83. When the order is repeated, change it slightly. When it is repeated
again, change it again. On the third time, say “”You just don’t get it, do
84. When you’ge given the price, say “”Ooooooo, that sounds complicated. I
86. Order a one-inch pizza.
87. Order term life insurance.
88. When they say “”Will that be all?””, snicker and say “”We’ll find out,
89. Order with a Speak-n-Spell where applicable.
90. Ask how many dolphins were killed to make that pizza.
91. While on the phone, fake entering puberty. Fluctuate pitch often; act
92. Engage in some serious swapping.
93. Dance all around the word “”pizza.”” Avoid saying it at all costs. If
he/she says it, say “”Please don’t mention that word.””
94. Have a movie with a good car chase scene playing loudly in the
background. Yell “”OW!”” when a bullet is fired.
95. If he/she suggests a side order, ask why he/she is punishing you.
96. Ask if the pizza has had its shots.
97. Order a steamed pizza.
98. Get taker’s name. Later, call exactly on the hour to say, “”This is your
(time of day) wake-up call, So-and-so.”” Hang up.
99. Offer to pay for the pizza with a public flogging.