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August 28, 2004

Further Evidence Most People Are Stupid « Rhetorical Questions »

Any time some group I'm associated with has a pizza party, I ask for Sausage and Mushrooms. Most of the time, I'm refused. "Nobody likes that," I'm told. "No one else ordered anything like that," they say. "We asked around and no one else said they would eat it," they insist. So most of the time, we're stuck with endless iterations of Pepperoni, Supreme, Meat Lovers, and Ham & Pineapple. The Usual.

About 10% of the time the expected order is large enough that I can convince them to go ahead and get one pizza with my favorite two toppings.

And you know what?

I often don't even get one piece, and it invariably is the first pizza finished. And the next time the same group has another pizza party, I have to make the same arguments over again.

Anecdotal evidence says Sausage and Mushroom is the darkhorse favorite, or the favorite no one wants to admit. I'm the one that suffers from the general unwillingness to recognize the superiorty of the Sausage and Mushroom pizza. People are stupid.

Posted by Nathan at 04:38 PM | Comments (8)

Uhhhh..might want to check your spelling in the subject line, guy...LOL!

But you're right, that is pretty silly. But it just emphasizes what sheep people are...too afraid to be themselves.

BTW, when's the BBQ you keep promising? ;-)

Posted by: Funkalicious at August 28, 2004 06:55 PM

The next time is happens, be the one to get the pizzas and then sneeze on the Sausage & Mushroom one.

No one will touch it.

Posted by: Mad Mikey at August 28, 2004 07:09 PM

Almost every pizza ordering event I go to has at least a mushroom pizza and sausage and mushroom isn't unheard of. You need to get different friends. :)

Posted by: Jordana at August 29, 2004 06:28 PM

Ms. Funkalicious,
Well, it can't be Labor Day weekend, cuz I'm heading out to Seattle. Maybe the weekend after that? One of the things holding me back is location...

Posted by: Nathan at August 29, 2004 10:59 PM

I love Mushrooms; it's the sausage that gets me. Cheap sausage is typically used and it's too chewy and heavy with fennel.

You know, Nathan, if you're contributing financially, you should have some say, right?

Posted by: Rae at August 30, 2004 07:16 AM

Lol-"Typically used."

Hmmm, I think I reveresed gears mid-sentence there. Just leave "used" out and you get the message.


Posted by: Rae at August 30, 2004 07:20 AM

Sure, but when 14 people making equal contributions want Pepperoni or Supreme, the 15th lone voice saying "Sausage and Mushroom" doesn't carry too far.
I would just take it as "the breaks", except for the few times I do get my way, it's like I said: I sometimes don't get even one piece and most of the time don't get even two...which you think I would have half a pizza to myself since no one else claims to like it.

All I'm saying is that "the usual choices" should include Sausage and Mushroom, since so many people seem to enjoy it when it is offered.

Posted by: nathan at August 30, 2004 07:22 AM

You know, Nathan, I think this goes to show that most people don't even know what they like.

Posted by: Rae at August 30, 2004 11:47 AM
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