Imagine me sitting at my desk - and drawing this, to draw such happy faces - it helps if you feel happy! Boat & bylaws aside, lol - I have much to be happy for!
I'll share today- something I do love about Keswick and have for over 19 years is Quick Pizza. We go way back!
When I use to have my studio, teaching kids art, cartooning & crafts I also had parties - It was crazy - some Saturdays I had 3 parties! Kids loved it here. I still miss it.
BUT Quick Pizza provided the food. Over the years.. stuff. One time I craved it but had no money, I phoned, Hamid (the owner) answered, I told him the truth and a pizza was delivered and paid for at a later date. I did this a few times over the years. it was on our account to just send the pizza. It is what it is. He and I were o.k. with it.
They have also offered Toonie Tuesday for as long as I can remember, think what you will, for years every Tuesday we have had Quick Pizza - $2. for a slice (and use to be drink) of fantastic pizza - you bet! That is $6.00 for diner for 3! Woot Woot!
Canada is not the USA - this is a deal! lol I have several friends who have all admitted this.
They say you never miss anything until it is gone... tis true, even with pizza.
Norm went to get diner a couple of weeks ago and they were CLOSED! What?? OMGoodness! Norm spoke with Hamid and learned renovations were underway! We had about 2 weeks to wait! Last Night - we had Quick again! Amen & thank you! Not just for, seriously the best pizza around - it is what company from the city now looks forward to & asks for! lol Lucky for me! It's much more than that.
Hamid and I are friends. I can say that. I like him, he and I have spoke over the years, usually as I waited for my pizza to cook. He shared much with me, as I with him. What many people don't know is he came here with nothing and could not even speak english but he WORKED and never stopped. He forced himself to learn English anyway he could and he even paid a young kid (more than minimum wage) to correct him and help him with his English and his store as he started Quick. The rest is history. He never stopped working, I can tell you 9 out of 10 times he is there! Still. He is a family man, some stories over the years we shared of our teen frustration - lol We both have come out the other side with amazing Children, in our opinion.
He also reminded me to put racism aside when it was high, because we are friends. We should have a friend of every race, color and religion - we would try harder to get along. In a perfect world. He has the same struggles we all have & MORE and has persevered!
We all sing a different song, pray to different Gods, 'Like' different comments - lol
Let it Be.
Work and be nice! Thats about it. We have talked about everything and we agree it's simple... Be nice first.
Are you going to judge people you don't know? Go for it, your loss. Or take the time to get to know someone, you might end up with a friend and great food. lol
Recently, I ordered a pizza with company from the city here... the conversation was kinda filled with the usually: Hello handsome! You bet my dear! Alright I can't wait!
A few seconds after hanging up, the phone rang. My cousin could hear the person on the other end.. "Hello my love- you forgot mushrooms!" lol!
I replied: "no darling, I have company and they do not like mushrooms!"
My cousin couldn't get over the relationship I have with 'my pizza guy', who delivers personally, our delicious pizza.
Hahaha! The names are just something we developed over the years.
What I really call him is friend. Who happens to make the best pizza around!
We had Quick for diner last night! YIPPIE!! Let me tell you - It got better!
Can you believe it? Norm and I must have said 3 times - 'wow, this s good'. I look forward to many more meals! Toonie Tuesday or not - the price was bound to go up sooner or later - it is a once a week staple in our home.
So, I am thankful for Hamid & family, for friendship and food!
I look forward to the next 20!! Nom Nom Nom!
I should take photo of the pizza - but I never remember because we can't wait to dig in!