Can you believe it? I have been living in Japan for two years. Wow, 2 years, it’s true what they say, time flies. It’s seems especially true the older that you get. It really does feel like just yesterday that I arrived. I mentioned my mile stone to my wife on Saturday and I told her that I wanted to do something special to celebrate. She asked what I wanted and I told her that I wanted to order Pizza. Yeah, it sounds like a small thing doesn’t it. I only wanted Pizza, but for me Pizza really makes me feel like being back home. It’s something that I used to eat at least once a week. So, we got out the fliers and coupons that we have collected over the past few weeks that have been left in our mail box, and started to look them over. We even looked at the websites off the big pizza places in our town, Domino’s, Pizza Hut.. and so on. I was quickly shocked, well for many reasons, but the first of which was the “Massive” price. I mean massive. 2500 yen to 4000 yen for a medium or large Pizza. I couldn’t believe it. That’s highway robbery. In America I always went to the same Pizza place in Hollywood. It’s called Crispy Crust Pizza and it was goooooood. The price for an extra large Pizza was 1595 yen. That’s an extra large. As I sat there with my wife looking at the Pizza prices I was almost having a fit. I told my wife “I can’t let myself pay 4000 yen for a Pizza”. It’s not right. “I can’t do it”. My wife kept insisting that it was ok and to go ahead and order it, but I was adamant. “No way”! But as you can imagine, even though I was adamant about it, yes, My wife won our battle of wills and we soon ordered. Now I can’t remember exactly what Pizza we ordered, but the Pizza cost a total of 2500 yen. It was the cheapest one that I could find.
I wonder what I will order for my three year anniversary in Japan.
If you would like to check out the menu for crispy crust in Los Angeles, please check out this link.