November 13, 2009

Who Knew Firemen Delivered Pizza?

I suppose there are many ways to get noticed in a small town. You could move from Arkansas to Nebraska and your accent alone will make an impression. You could get into a dog shit war with your neighbors and as I found out yesterday, the whole neighborhood will know all about it. Or you could have the freakin' fire department come rolling up to your house - lights and sirens blaring.

Guess which one I did? Okay, all of them but the fire truck was my latest effort.

Last night we ordered pizza for dinner. About the time the pizza was due Aidan starts screaming that the firemen are here. I'm like the fire department, what the hell did you do, Aidan? I open the door to find 3 firemen standing on my porch holding a pizza box. I just kinda stood there open mouthed for a few seconds and they asked Did you order a pizza? And then pure brilliance spewed out when I very nervously said, Um, yes, was I not supposed to? *shaking head* Don't ask, I don't know why some shit comes out of my mouth, I was caught a bit off guard - not expecting the fire department to respond to a pizza delivery and all.

Turns out the fire department and this pizza place teamed up and they randomly choose a delivery order and deliver the pizza. If you have a working smoke detector in your home, the pizza is free. We had one working one and they installed another upstairs for us, plus our pizza was free. Score! The boys got to climb up in the fire truck, Aidan's head almost spun off his neck he was so excited. I'm betting our next pizza delivery is gonna be a big let down for him as he will surely be expecting the fire truck again.

21 comments:

A Joyful Chaos said...

Firemen delivering pizza?! Thats a new one to me too.

Glad you got to enjoy a free pizza.

ModernMom said...

OKay! That is too much fun. Little bit jealous here!

The Red Headed Mama said...

I love that you instantly thought "what did you do?!" :)

How fun for the kids though.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

I wonder what happens if you order Chinese food?

I'm actually going to suggest this to my husband, who is cheif of the local dept. I love this idea!

The Wrenns said...

WOW--I would've been speechless, too. That's really cool, though!

Stacie's Madness said...

that is awesome!!!
wish our town did this...send the hot single ones please. :)
I fear though, I'd be getting really fat eating pizza all the time just to get them to come...er, arrive ?!?!?

Night Owl Mama said...

HOw cool is that!!! LOL that has got to be the most awesome story I heard all week

Anonymous said...

That's AWESOME!!! What a great idea and what fun for the boys!!! Win/win all around! Congratulations!

Diane said...

that is SO cool!! haha he looks totally stoked!

Funny in my mind said...

Holy crap! Were they hot? Was the pizza?

Cassie said...

Amazing. My sons totally would be asking for pizza everyday of the week with that kind of response.

CynthiaK said...

Why can't firemen show up at my door with food? Sounds dreamy!

That must have been one cool evening for, you know, the boys. ;)

Nocturnal Queen said...

Pretty cool. :-)

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

Wow, that is like so totally cool!!
I want to know how I can get a bunch of firemen to come to my house!! I love the fact that you first asked Aidan what he did. That would have been my reaction to my oldest son Nik when he was Aidan's age. Too funny!
I also LOVE LOVE the picture of Aidan's face, he looks like he is about to BURST from the excitement!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Its title is funny and the pics are great!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Holy smokes that would scare the tar out of me to see a bunch of firemen standing on my porch. All I would be able to think about at first was if some part of my house was burning down without my knowledge. But I do like free pizza, so I think I would get over the shock.

Debra said...

I think that is very cool. Here they would probably have come with a $500.00 delivery charge and , have left just the crust in the box.

Unknown Mami said...

That is crazy! Free pizza and firemen!

adrienzgirl said...

That is awesome. Only problem would be my 7yr old would expect the pizza to be delivered every time thereafter by the firemen so he could play in the truck!!

Anonymous said...

that is really cool idea and really funny..

Ordie O. said...

That's the coolest thing.