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June 26th, 2006


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08:50 pm - IT'S THE EAST ASIA CHALLENGE
I like ordering out from East Asia in Powderhouse Square because A. it's cheap, B. the food is good and 3. the driver guy is FAST. I mean, super fast. Last time I ordered from East Asia, I did so at something like 7:41 pm. By 7:50, the food had arrived. That's like nine minutes from "I'd like to place an order for delivery" to "Hello yes I did order from you guys" and that includes the time it took to spell out my street name over the phone twice and beg for no bean sprouts on the tofu pad thai. I gave a big honkin "Even tho you guys are like a half mile away, you rock" tip.

Tonight I ordered at 8:50. HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? OH THE EXCITEMENT IS PALPABLE HERE AT THE HALL OF JUSTICE

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From:chanaleh
Date:June 27th, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
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So, nu? It's 8:57.... >:-)
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 27th, 2006 12:57 am (UTC)
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We're going by PHONE CLOCK TIME which said 7:55 when you posted! I CHECKED!
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From:clickie
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
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Doesn't this kinda imply that your food is absolutely just scooped out of some sort of trough and run to your door? I think there's such a thing as *too* fast in delivery.
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
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For many places, yes -- Golden Light, for instance, throws $CHICKEN_THINGS into a bowl and then pours $SAUCE_OF_CHOICE over 'em, and there you go. Often times $SAUCE_OF_CHOICE doesn't completely cover the $CHICKEN_THINGS. And then you feel oogy a few hours later.

East Asia is actually really really good. This tofu pad thai is hot and fresh and delicious. Even without the bean sprouts. :)
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From:clickie
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
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I totally believe you, because you know your food, but it's pretty incredible all the same. It defies the space-time continuum!
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From:spwebdesign
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:35 am (UTC)
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It's also just a couple of blocks away from him. None of this half mile business. They could cook the food in 7 minutes and be there in an additional minute and a half easily.
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 27th, 2006 11:52 am (UTC)
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Most of that half mile (and yeah, I even checked the distance on two map sites) is spent hooking around cause of the whole living on a one-way street and all. But still! It's practically next door!
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From:alphacygni
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
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They are really good. Mmmmm, I miss East Asia. A note, though, I found that their Chinese food was much inferior to their Thai food.

Back in the day, they used to give you a bag of tasty little doughnuts with orders. Do they still do that? They were the most amazing little nuggets of goodness. No glaze or filling, just a little blob of tasty dough.
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:26 pm (UTC)

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Sadly they don't do the little random doughy things anymore. I did get a nice fortune cookie with two fortunes in it, though.
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From:mwittier
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:48 am (UTC)

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You are the only person (other than me) in my entire lifetime of knowing people, who starts a phone order with, "I'd like to place an order for delivery" (except I start with, "Hi, I'd like to place an order for delivery.")

Everyone I have ever known (okay slept with) has ridiculed me for ordering food this way, forever. I feel retroactively vindicated now. I think it's only sensible and reasonable to start by stating one's purpose, rather than launch into "Yeah, give me some rama thai delight annacoupla them springrolls..." only to be interrupted and have to start all over with address stuff. Not to mention the ESL thing.

You deserve good tofu pad thai. So do I, only I don't like tofu and there's no place near here what delivers. Now though, I'm going to think of this every time I order food for delivery, and be all self-conscious.
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From:suzepie
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:52 am (UTC)

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"Hi, I'd like to place an order for delivery, please ... "

Me three! Me three!
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From:mwittier
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)

Unless it's a cruel joke.

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I am with my people and it feels so right.
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From:derspatchel
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:29 pm (UTC)

Re: Unless it's a cruel joke.

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Gooble gobble! One of us!
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From:chanaleh
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)

Re: Hi, I'd like to post a comment on the internet.

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Me four. Verbatim.

Okay, I sometimes leave off "please". But never "hi".
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From:heathbar27
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)

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Yeah, totally... who doesn't do that? Rude bastages! ;)
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From:minkrose
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)

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I do it as well!! But this is because I usually order from the local pizza/falafel place (they know me by name & phone number), and sometimes I am "placing an order for pick-up." I like walking over there & saying hi to them. Getting out of the dorm is good for me. If I have company, I'll have them deliver.

It's just polite! I dont think anyone's ever commented on my method, but not that many people hear me order on the phone.
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From:vanguardcdk
Date:June 27th, 2006 04:12 am (UTC)

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Heh..that's what I do when I order from Zing Wings Soundbites BBQ. I call up with the "I'd like to place an order for Pickup" in a friendly tone. It's nice and soon enough you're a regular. They know me by my first name now :)
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From:clickie
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)

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I do this too; I got it from my husband. I remember thinking that it was odd when I first heard him do it, but now it seems so reasonable. It states right up front what it is that you're calling for. Do you guys also say "I'd like to order for pickup" if that's what you're ordering for? Same logic seems to apply there.
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From:morgaine723
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)

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I always say "Hi, I'd like to place an order for delivery please," except when the person answers the phone by saying "How can I help you tonight?" Then I say "Bring me a pizza please!"

My mamma brought me up right, yessiree.
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From:surrealestate
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC)

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I do it, too, but I never thought it was strange because what else would you say?
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From:mwittier
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:32 am (UTC)

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Yeah, gimme some...

Hey, yeah, I wansome...

Okay, I want a coupla pizzas delivered, one pepperoni, one...


Everyone who has mocked me for saying, "Hi, I'd like to place an order for delivery..." has suggested that it's a stilted, excessively formal way to begin the transaction. And occasionally, even the person taking the order has replied, somewhat antagonistically, "Well, okay, go ahead then."
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From:heathbar27
Date:June 27th, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)

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These people? Suck. Even when I call our local badass so-cheap-because-they're-carryout-only pizza place, I still start with, "I'd like to place an order please." It's just polite to let them know why you're calling before launching into all your toppings. I mean, they probably are already prepared, but still.

And that order taker sounds like he may have been a little disillusioned with his job that day. Jeepers.
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From:spwebdesign
Date:June 27th, 2006 10:37 am (UTC)

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Doesn't everyone start a phone order that way? What other way is there of starting a phone order?
From:lno
Date:June 27th, 2006 01:28 pm (UTC)

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Good lord, you mean some people don't begin phone orders that way? Do they punch in the numbers by smashing the handset with a rock and grunting, too?
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From:alphacygni
Date:June 27th, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
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Lots of places I've ordered from just answer the phone with "Pickup or delivery?"
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From:amandaruth2001
Date:June 27th, 2006 05:55 pm (UTC)
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My Chinese food arrived speedily last night, too. Which was a bit of a problem, since they'd said it would be 45 minute to an hour, and so when the doorbell rang fifteen minutes after I placed the order, I was in the middle of peeing. Oops.

(I am so happy to have "found" this place that delivers delicious beef chow fun right to my door for cheap. I've been wanting a place like this for as long as I've been here. And they've been right there for as long as I've lived here, but I never ordered until about three weeks ago.)


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