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Well, this started out as a way that my wife could follow my lone progress in my little sports car from Birmingham UK to Orkney.

Been there, done that 2 day there, 13hour return trip.

So now follow me: an Englishman representing Americans and based in a French office near Paris. With an appartment in Versailles and trips back to the UK anything can happen and, frankly, I've no idea where this will lead!

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When you live in a foreign language country there are lots of little
challenges: Renting a flat, getting a phone, getting the internet....., and
for me ordering a pizza without cheese. Not a big fan of melted cheese, me,
and anyway it is healthier without. I know I'm not normal but then who is?
So success last week was to negotiate on the phone with Dominos Versailles
to deliver just what I wanted. "Yes I did say without cheese. Yes, you can
do it, it is possible. Yes, I will speak to the manager".
19th Dec 2005, 15:01  

Geodyne says:

Yay for you - that's a huge victory!

I can't eat cheese and while spending two months in Italy was teased by my colleagues about how good I was at ordering stuff without it. Interestingly, the Italians aren't bothered by the concept of pizza without cheese - it's pizza if it has tomato sauce on it. The rest of the world? Not so easy.

19th Dec 2005, 15:15

elsont says:

Thanks Geodyne, made it taste better too. Only downside to no cheese Pizzas is that everything falls off. Still, well worth the effort.

19th Dec 2005, 15:38

Leo says:

Funnily enough, I finally braved the phonecall to Pizza Hut en Francais too the other night. I did rather well, even if I do say so myself ;) It arrived, at the right address, and the right door, and was the right order.

24th Dec 2005, 15:22

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