Pizza Deliverers Brave Icy Walkways
Local Pizza Parlors Deliver Slices Without Slipping
Last Updated: 837 days ago
Walking on ice is a feat in itself, but walking on ice while carrying boxes of pizza takes a lot of skill and a bit of courage.Many pizza delivery drivers are trying to keep their footing on icy sidewalks, while keeping customers happy, 6News' Ericka Flye reported.Friday night was a busy one for pizza places, as many Hoosiers don't want to take any chances coming out on the ice."They don't want to drive to the pizza place, so they ask for delivery usually," said delivery driver Kevin Parrett, a driver for Gallagher's Pizza Express on Indianapolis' south side.For the last couple of days, Kevin has been on a slippery path delivering pizza to the front door of customers who are iced-in or don't want to take their chances stepping outside."Pure ice out here. I got to watch my step," said Parrett.When the ice on the ground is as thick as it is, its hard to keep from slipping and sliding when you have nothing in your hands, let alone a box of pizza. "I usually just watch my step and try to walk slow and try not to embarrass myself," said Parrett. "I've had a few close calls."Weekends are typically busy for pizza delivery, but the Super Bowl is the busiest day of all. He hopes the ice melts some by Sunday. "Everybody wants their pizza at the exact same time, right at kick off, and its going to be tough getting everybody's pizza out there in time," Parrett said.Even though the delivery job has been a bit hazardous lately, Parrett said he's happy to do it, and there's a payoff."People have been tipping better because the weather's bad, and for the most part it's worth it," Parrett said.Gallagher's Pizza had already taken pre-orders for the Super Bowl, so they can get ahead of the game. Now, snow in the forecast is an ingredient they could do without.