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Pizza with the Works
By Beth Beutler
1 "I'll have the works," Susanna said. She and her friend Betsy were at Pizza Palace, a noisy, bright, festive restaurant where it was common to see people celebrating. Betsy was treating Susanna to a large pizza for her birthday. It was November 12.
2 "She's crazy," Betsy thought as she sat in the vinyl booth across from Susanna. "Doesn't she realize that ‘the works' includes anchovies? Yuck!" Betsy didn't have a problem with meat, onions, or even pineapple on her pizza. But she drew the line at anchovies, even if she was treating a friend!
3 As if she read Betsy's thoughts, the waitress asked Susanna, "Would you like anchovies with that?"
4 "Hmmm," said Susanna.
5 "Please don't order them!" thought Betsy. She appealed to Susanna with a direct look into her eyes.
6 Ignoring the look, Susanna said, "You know, I've never had anchovies before. What are they, anyway?"
7 "They are tiny fish, usually packed in oil," the waitress explained. "To be honest, not many people order them."
8 Betsy could not resist adding, "They taste terrible! They are very salty, like sardines."
9 Susanna grinned at Betsy. She could tell by the look on Betsy's face that Betsy did NOT want anchovies on their pizza. She was going to have a little fun with her.
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