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Every now and then we have dinner at my favorite Italian restaurant in the east end of the city. Here’s a piece of the conversation I had with the owner on my most recent visit.
t: y’know this is the best pizza in town, right?
o: oh, why thank you.
t: last week I took a chance at a different restaurant because
I was craving a pizza and it was so much closer to our place.
o: oh? where was it?
t: near us, about a 15 minute drive north. but I have to say,
the pizza just wasn’t up to par. pales in comparison to what you make here.
o: y’know what? give ‘em another shot.
t: [eyebrows raised]
o: they might’ve had an off night. it happens. give ‘em a second chance
and if you still don’t like it you’re always welcome here.
Out of all the responses he could’ve given me, I was happily surprised with what he suggested. Had he told me to avoid going to restaurants north of the city I would’ve thought he had a gripe or put his insecurities up for display. Instead, there was no character assassination, no trash talking another local business, no greediness.
Thumbs up for being classy.