10 Things the Pizza Delivery Guy Doesn't Want You to Know

He Remembers You

When you answer the door in your bunny slippers and yesterday's T-shirt, it's nice to think you're anonymous and maybe a little invisible (OK, so wishful thinking), but the fact is the folks who deliver your pizzas will remember if you're rude, take a long time to respond to their knock, or neglect to tip. Stiffing them or making them late for another delivery could mean that next time you'll be shuffled off to the new guy, a rank amateur who'll forget to zip up the insulated carryall and sneeze on the pizza box as he hands it to you.

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