A slice of pizza with a side of flattery
This final note today. We saw an article about this, a pizza chain in England this morning. Apparently, it’s hired a trained classical actor to teach employees how to flirt, and so get customers to order more.
Perfect fodder, we thought for the Marketplace Players:
Cashier: Welcome to Pizza Express. Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate.
Man: Uh… Thanks?
Woman, whispering: I think he’s talking to me honey.
Cashier: May I recommend the bruschetta to start for the lady? And may I compare thine countenance to the lovely sea, glittering, soft, shrouding, hidden depths.
Man: Or can we just order.
Woman: Bruschetta sounds lovely. And the prosciutto and the mozzerrella pizza.
Man: And that’s it.
Cashier: Of course. A woman of such obvious passions wouldn’t dare escape igniting her lust with wine.
Woman: Mmmmm… And a bottle of pinot.
Man: To go.
Woman: For here!
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