We live next to a busy road, so since we have dogs, we have a fenced yard. One has to go into it to get to the house, so when we order pizza, we tell them to have the driver honk and we’ll come out, since there’s dogs in the yard, as when they come in, they invariably leave the gate open, and then the dogs get out. Never had an issue with the driver staying put, except this one time…
We’re listening for a honk in the driveway when the doorbell rings, the dogs start barking, and all run outside through the dog door. We answer the door, and sure enough, it’s the pizza. And she’s left the gate open.
I dash outside to close it before the dogs get out and get hit by a car, while my husband pays. I figure they must not have passed on the message, but as I come back to the house, she’s saying, “Oh, they’re cute! When they said you had dogs, I figured they must be Rottweilers or something, ha ha!”
Me: “NO; they’re friendly; but people leave the gate open and then they get out and get run over!”
Pizza Girl: “Oh, I didn’t think of that.”
Seriously, who the hell gets delivery instructions to stay out of the yard because of the dogs, figures they’re Rottweilers or something, ignores the instructions, and <i>comes in anyways?!</i> And then leaves the previously-closed gate (which can be bumped shut with a hip from inside) open behind them?! Would have served her right if they <i>were</i> dangerous; as it was, she was being a danger to <i>them</i>.
Needless to say, we didn’t tip.