Monday, 10 March 2014

Donation to A Professional Tout & Deep Dish Pizza Chicago

I am not proud of this, definitely not proud but this was the one time I gave my money up smiling knowing I was being cheated. Of all the ways I got hustled for money while traveling what happened was so astounding and a totally new concept to me …. Hence the USD 2 donation for the well done entertainment

It all started when a group of guys in the Getaway hostel decided to go out looking for the infamous legendary Chicago Only Deep Dish Pizza … five of us to be exact, and I’ll name em … Kentucky lucky, Ayemates, Tuney, and Barney.

So we stroll along Chicago wandering the streets in the early morning just walking aimlessly and enjoying the view of a rustic city. Then as lunch approached we started to look for a place to eat, something authentic and originally Chicago. We walked by Giodano’s pizza and for a moment paused to ponder if they sold Chicago style deep dish pizza …..

“You guys are tourist rite ?? Where are ya from ??”, asked the hustler

One idiot decided to entertained him by answering …. Ermmm everwhere …

With a slight curl up his lips the door was opened … so on he went on how we must definitely try the one and only Chicago Style Deep Dish pizza …. It is to die for he said.

“Here have a leaflet, this will give you 5 bucks off the menu if you go in this restaurant right here …. Giodano’s Pizza” …. Hustler winked

We were interested by then but he had yet to gave us the leaflet … still at his palm … and that was when he started spinning the Grand Tale …

Its beautiful to see people travel from so many places
Spins some tales on how he loves England ,
No idea where Malaysia is but would love to visit it one day
Kentucky …. Aint no better place to be
Australia , you are far far away from home mate ….

Its just amazing seeing you guys all from different places traveling together random strangers … and … aint it a beautiful thing … I think its an act of GOD

“Do you Belive in GOD??? Any GOD be it Allah , Christ, Buddha, ….”asked the Hustler …

Errmmm … yea ummm uh … yea …. Answered warily all of us not knowing where this sensitive question was going.

Well I believe in the Almighty said the Hustler and if you do I hope you can help me out with a project I am working on. This leaflet job is just a side job … my actual passion is in charity … *proceeds to bring out photos of some African children* Hustler says …. I am working with the UNICEF … have you heard of them ?? Its where people raise money to help kids that are not being taken care of.

“I would appreciate any kind of donation you can spare for the Kids …”Hustler says

We all paid the entertainment fee …. Knowing the only charity he was selling was to himself … poor Barney had no change and fished out a 20 bucks … when Hustler said he would change it for him …. He got a 5 bucks change return … 15 bucks donation ….

Not bad for a USD5 leaflet …

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza

So after being Hustler for money outside the restaurant we all went in Giordano’s Pizza Restaurant pondering what the hell happened while waiting for the pizza to arrive.

The pizza thou at Giodano’s was amazing … pizza so thick it was almost impossible to finish on your own. Five healthy starving guys went in and we only ordered 1 standard pan thankfully thinking if it were not enough we could order again. One slice was all most of us could manage … ( there was 6 slice all together )

What I learned later was that the Chicago Deep Dish pizza can only be ordered as a Whole Pan … they wont sell you a slice like in Italy and the smallest standard size feeds 5 people easily … also it is only cooked once ordered and usually takes 20 minutes waiting time before it is served. It was a lucky thing then for 5 random strangers to bond in the hostel and go out for a pizza …. Else you will never ever have a chance to taste a Chicago Deep Dish Pizza on your own ….

Oh coz we realized we were had by the hustler after a while … a good pizza and plenty of cursing and laughing at out own stupidity :)