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Offline ThatsAmore

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Who put that pie in my eye ?


Offline Michael48220

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This is not far from where I live, but the part about the armed drivers is pretty surreal.

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Very first job I ever had: during summer break after junior year in HS, was delivering pizza for a place called Crusty's in NE Baltimore.  I got jumped by six black guys in a baad neighborhood.  Threw my $20 change money (right front pocket, tips & recieved went in the back left) in the air, knocked down the guy behind me and ran like hell.

I feel sorry for anyone delivering these days.  Guns are much more available, and delivery jobs in good areas are hard to find.
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I live in the most heavily armed part of Texas (as measured by the per capita rate of concealed handgun licenses) and guess what, crime is very low.
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My town has a never deliver area called "the cut".  The delivery map at the closest pizza place has the area "blacked" out with a black magic marker.
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Very first job I ever had: during summer break after junior year in HS, was delivering pizza for a place called Crusty's in NE Baltimore.  I got jumped by six black guys in a baad neighborhood.  Threw my $20 change money (right front pocket, tips & recieved went in the back left) in the air, knocked down the guy behind me and ran like hell.

I feel sorry for anyone delivering these days.  Guns are much more available, and delivery jobs in good areas are hard to find.


I've done a lot of pizza delivery, and fortunately I've never felt threatened in that way. I'll be the first to say it's a very potentially dangerous job, though, in more ways than just being robbed.

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A lot of times in this day an age you will find that you get what you play for. You better know your area man. They were delivering in no man's land with an armed extra in the vehicle...what were they think'in! Buy our pizza...we deliver like Brinks. Greed combined with stupidity got that poor boy shot...he's probably lucky the armed escort wasn't with him on that ill fated delivery....they might both have ended up dead.
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Offline IndyRob

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A lot of times in this day an age you will find that you get what you play for. You better know your area man. They were delivering in no man's land with an armed extra in the vehicle...what were they think'in! Buy our pizza...we deliver like Brinks. Greed combined with stupidity got that poor boy shot...he's probably lucky the armed escort wasn't with him on that ill fated delivery....they might both have ended up dead.

I grew up in Detroit and occasionally found myself in dicey situations that had nothing to do with greed - or providing services to an underserved neighborhood.  If there had been someone 'riding shotgun' on that run there's a good chance nothing would've come from it.  Predators of this sort work by separating a young one from the herd.  Pizza delivery drivers are ideal because you can tell them exactly where to go and what to do.

But when I had my pizza delivery moment, it wasn't in Detroit, but a small town in Indiana.  I was asked to go around to the back of a house (red flag) and up a flight of stairs.  The delivery went off without a hitch, but upon walking back down the side of the house, I happened to notice a shadow that should have been straight from the corner of the building.  Instead it was shaped like a silouette of a person.  I stopped in my tracks and gave it a wide berth.  Sure enough, someone had plastered himself against the wall waiting for me to pass. As I moved around the corner, fully aware of his presence, he smiled nervously and scurried down the walk where I had just been.

I'll never know what might have happened had I not noticed that shadow.  Perhaps he was going to clock me from behind.  Perhaps he was worried about someone looking for him.  But whatever the case, the problem was not with me, or my employer.  I think it's right that a light be shone upon the communities where these sort of things happen.


 

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