A flyer for a pizza place was recently pushed through my letterbox. Nothing unusual in that.
But it had a completely baffling “feature” prominently circled on the front:
PIZZA EASILY DIGESTIBLE WITHOUT HAVING A FIZZY DRINK
I have spent a lot of time since then wondering why on earth someone would write that.
It’s safe to say that most people are aware of the usual composition of a pizza, so perhaps the proprietors wanted to highlight an aspect of their pizzas which are different to the competition. But I don’t recall having had difficulties digesting all the other pizzas I’ve eaten in the absence of a fizzy drink. I tend to find that pizza is more enjoyable with a beer or some red wine. But I have happily been able to digest pizza with a glass of water, or an orange juice. And I am perfectly capable of eating pizza without any drink at all, although perhaps that does make it a little harder to digest.
Then I wondered if perhaps they had sold out of fizzy drinks and were trying to discourage customers from ordering a fizzy drink alongside their pizza. But the first thing I saw when turning over the flyer was a meal deal involving a bottle of Coke.
Having thought even further about this, I have come to the conclusion that overall, with England being in a coronavirus lockdown and all of us being told to stay at home, I have had too much time on my hands.