it was just the shittiest day when i moved last august. u-haul was late and three feet short, it was thundering and raining, and u-haul forgot one of the dollies we were supposed to have. even with elevators moving from stuy town over to williamsburg was a nightmare. no wonder people pay for this shit. hands sore, moving segments of a couch one by one, waiting for the elevator 500 times or more, and you always have more than you think you have — by a long shot.

around 6pm we were just raving hungry. heard from thomas that Best Pizza was a great place to get delivery from. we ordered a large cheese pizza and three mexican cokes, the ones in glass bottles all the real cane sugar. had no idea how long it was gonna take. we’re taking trips up and down, up and down at the new apartment and this was only trip 1 of 2 since the u-haul was 3 feet short. we were feeling a bit hopeless. 

we’re all around our new granite kitchen island, smelling like shit. we’ve had the door propped open for 2 hours now but somehow he knew. “IT’S PIZZA TIMEEEEE!!!!!” we hear echoing down our new hallway. omg, man, i’ve never been so excited in my life. i let out a howling “AWOOOOOO” and race to the door. Gandalf or someone like him is walking down the hallway, one eyebrow raised. the dude looks gruff, with a little cycling hat on. he’s smiling. he knows what that pizza meant on that day.

gave him a real solid high five and off he was. today i found out his name was Bill. i’ll never forget that dude, or the pizza

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