Blog Banter #4 – Mystic Pizza

Welcome to the forth installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by yours truly. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed here. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month’s EVE Blog Banter comes to us from Manasi of A Mule in EvE. Manasi asks “How do we, EVE bloggers, adapt to changes as they are thrust upon us (speed changes, no more ghost training, all the Dev blogs, etc), or as our lives make playing the game different (more time, less time)?”

“Only change is unchanging.”
– Master Cho

I was hungry the other evening, and being one to listen to the needs of my body, decided I was hungry for a large pizza.

A corpmate of mine had recommended a little pizza joint not too far from my location, so I put my military boots on and headed out to Mystic Pizza.

It didn’t take long for me to appreciate the place when I arrived; there was a sense of humour in the menu, showing the franchise owners didn’t take themselves too seriously.

I waited for my turn to place an order with the small Amarrian looking “mystic” behind the counter.

“Make me one with everything.” I said, a smirk tugging at the corners of my mouth. I thought I was clever. I thought I was witty. From the expression on the worker’s face I gathered it was the most common joke he had heard, at least a million times.

“$22.50” the small man said, his accent strong. I happened to have some local hard currency on me, so pulled out $30 and handed it to him. He smiled and nodded, and put the money into the register, closing the register drawer, turning to go about his work.

My one eyebrow raised, questioning what had just happened. He had forgetten to give me my change. I was wondering if it was an intentional slight, or a genuine mistake. Either way, it was annoying.

“Excuse me.” I said politely, trying to get his attention. “I handed you $30. Where’s my change?”

The clerk smiled and nodded again, coming back over to me. Politely, he nodded once more before speaking.

“Change comes from within.” was all he said, before turning away to his work once again.

I stood there stunned, laughing at myself, at my own smartass sense of humour getting the best of me.

It was a valuable lesson really. I’ll leave you to think about it.


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