|Delivery story 416
I simply had to share this story after last night's delivery. After four years of working for Domino's Pizza, this is a first.
I have been recently promoted to an assistant manager position at the Domino's Pizza in Alamogordo, NM so I don't make that many deliveries. Nevertheless, sometimes it's so busy I have to go on the road. Last night, I took a delivery to a house near our store. I got out of my car and saw there was a narrow walkway near a large shrub to get to the front door. I walked past the shrub and didn't even touch it. Suddenly, I heard a sharp buzzing noise and the back of my neck felt like it had been set on fire! I used my free hand to slap my neck and the pain got worse. My hand came away with some red stuff on it. At first, I thought I was bleeding. Somehow I managed not to drop the pizzas in my other hand. Neck on fire, I got to the door and tried to smile when two kids came out for the money, but I couldn't keep the pain off my face so I told them, "Sorry. I was bit by something." They paid me and tipped me $3 for a $23 order. And many thanks!
When I got back to the store I found a bee or wasp stinger lying on the back of my neck. I had five distinct stings along the back and side of my neck. I'd never been stung before. Needless to say it was MUCH more painful than I thought it would have been.
I have no idea why a bee would have flown right under my uniform collar and stung me on my neck. Perhaps the bright red uniform collar attracted it. I ended up working the closing shift with my neck in severe pain, and it still feels quite sore. But no matter. Dear customers, we really are dedicated to bringing you your pizza, come rain, snow or bee stings!