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120 Urban Hooks

I see this post so often, and I'm amazed that people have trouble of thinking of things to do in an urban environment, so I thought I'd lend a hand.
Thanks as always to The Gollicking members, Mimir-ion, Zweefer, RexiconJesse, u/arc_onyx, InfinityCircuit and DeathMcGunz.
I've built a lot of cities. I find that its best to categorize.
Here's my personal city encounters lists, slightly altered with worldbuilding details to be more generic and useful. They are yours to take, amend, and discard, with my thanks.
There are 6 categories, with 20 entries for each category, giving us 120 encounters. (160 with the comment, below)
A d6 and a d20 can dice up a full roster of stuff to do quite quickly. Enjoy!

ARTS (01)

  1. Free outdoor art gallery with paintings, sculpture, food vendors and musicians. A note is passed to the party from a stranger.
  2. A new play from a famous playwright is debuting at the local theater. The party receives an invitation from an anonymous source via a messenger.
  3. A street band is playing raucous tunes outside the party's lodgings and a crowd prevents them from entering. If they persist, they accidentally start a brawl.
  4. A festival is being held in the city and all citizens and visitors are required to attend and pay fealty to the city's ruler. During the parade an explosion destroys some buildings and kills nearly 100 people. The party is very close to the blast and sees a hooded figure fleeing via rooftop.
  5. A local busker who always recites bad elven poetry is found one morning turned to stone.
  6. A band of mimes have come to the city to perform a series of comedy shows. One of the mimes is a Doppleganger and is here to assassinate one of the party's allies.
  7. A dance troupe, known for their public and surprise appearances (a "flashmob"), starts a performance in and around the party in the street. During the performance one of the dancers lunges at one of the party members and whispers, "Help me" in their ear, before carrying on with the spectacle.
  8. A mysterious sculpture garden has "sprouted" in a main city street, seemingly grown from the very ground itself. All of the figures are depictions of body horror and some spectators have been driven mad or died after looking at them for too long.
  9. Artist paints caricature portraits of passers-by which come to life at night to cause havoc.
  10. There is a sand castle contest at the local beach. While digging a pit one contestant finds a wooden chest. It is sealed with arcane sigils and very dangerous. Inside is a lifeform.
  11. The party is asked to investigate a local art gallery as the last known location of a model that has disappeared. The party finds extremely life like statues of various people, missing model included, and discovers the sculptor is a Maedar, with a pet Basilisk, trying to replicate his dead mate (a Medusa).
  12. The party is invited to a studio for free painting lessons. The paint fumes trigger a spell that sends the party into a collective Dream. They must find their way out and defeat the Artist-Wizard and his pet Nothic before they are bled dry (to fuel a hideous ritual).
  13. An audience-participation theater-event is occurring in one of the parks, and the party is encouraged to join, and are asked to put on some simple costumes. Upon doing so, they are swapped with hidden Clones, who continue the performance, while the party is teleported to an underground prison full of holding cells. There are dozens of other trapped citizens there.
  14. A new popular song is all the rage and being sung by drunken bravos and university students alike. The song has a 10% to transfer an audio-parasite, that will drive the singer mad and ultimately into a catatonic state over the course of 7 days. During this time they will be compelled to sing the “hook” over and over, in the hopes of infecting any nearby listeners.
  15. A master tattooist has set up a temporary shop on the fringes of the city. For a hefty fee, the customer will receive an exquisite piece of personal art, and on full moons, the tattoo will be able to sense the presence of magic, poisons, disease, or creature types (DMs choice). The master will leave after 24 hours, never to be seen again and the tattoo will fade completely after 30 days.
  16. An artist is painting landscapes on the street. She says she’ll paint any place the customer desires. For a fee, she can make the painting a one-time portal to that place. The portals always go to the wrong location (this is discovered after travel has occurred).
  17. A local homeless man, who mimes for money along the Promenade and in the Park, suddenly finds his invisible walls and pretend ropes are real. Passersby run into invisible walls of force left behind by him, people are dragged to him by his invisible rope, and he now hides in a corner of the park, afraid he will hurt others with this newfound power. The local Telekinesis Guild (bunch of filthy impostors and con artists, mostly) are furious that he has what they secretly do not, and has put a bounty on him, paid upon live delivery to their guild house.
  18. A local street band is performing the show of their life and the music has become magical. Any Bards present will be able to “draw” 1-3 new spells from the performance. All others will be Blessed for the next 48 hours.
  19. An artist has set up a crude telescope, pointing at the ground. For a small fee, you can look through the telescope and see a miniature world, full of tiny blue humanoids in a stone-age environment. The telescope is enchanted with a very detailed Major Illusion spell that allows the humanoids to be seen, and is also Cursed to drive the viewer mad by causing them to see the tiny blue humanoids everywhere they go. The curse will begin 24 hours after using the telescope and will persist for 30 days or until the victim goes mad, or dies. The Curse will manifest the humanoids as watching, then menacing, then threatening, then murderous.
  20. Some Elven sculptors have set up a “Century Garden” - plinths of stone overhung by apparatus with funnels in different angles and locations that drip acids onto the stone - slowly forming the final form of the artists vision. The artist is selling tickets (valid in 100 years) to attend the ceremony.


  1. A local tavern is showcasing a new lager and a spruiker is on the streets handing out "1/2 off" coupons to passersby. The party is given "2 free drinks" coupons on purpose by the NPC. A stranger is waiting inside that wants to talk to the party.
  2. A dance club, on a typical night, has been infiltrated by an Avatar of Bacchus and has caused the party to spill into the streets where it has been pulling in passersby. The party is caught up in the crowd.
  3. An exclusive nightclub has opened, membership only. One of the party’s allies goes missing and was last seen there. The club is a coven of Sorcerers and every night they sacrifice a kidnapped customer to try to summon an Eldritch Horror.
  4. A hot club in town is secretly run by vampires. Cover charge is 1 pint of blood. Thralls being thralls, one of them talks, and a Hunter has gotten wind of the nest. The party will see him interrogating a thrall and escalating to torture.
  5. A drunken brawl spills out of a tavern near the party. The fight is brutal, involving makeshift weapons and ends up overtaking the party. If they do not flee, during the fracas the party notices that one of the brawlers is biting his opponents and swallowing the flesh. If they do flee, they hear the next day that a pile of half-eaten bodies was discovered in the aftermath. A new zombie-master has come to town.
  6. While out drinking, the party sees a Silver Elf enter the tavern, and time slows to 50% of its current speed for all but the party and Elf, who remain at 100%. The Elf asks the party if they would like to play a game of chess. If they say no, the Elf vanishes, and time returns to normal. If they agree they must wager a precious/strong/important memory against the answer to any question. The Elf has an INT modifier of +4 and a +4 proficiency in gaming. Upon the conclusion of the game, the Elf vanishes and time returns to normal. The bar patrons never see the Elf.
  7. While in a tavern, a game of darts among some locals concludes in violence and 2 end up dead. On one of the deceased bodies is a treasure map that leads to a guarded vault in the wilderness.
  8. A particularly virulent STD is going around the brothels. Over the course of 72 hours it turns the afflicted into a receptor for mental dominance from a powerful psion. The “Mind Taker” uses these puppets to rob the afflicted and deliver their valuables to a guarded location. Then the psion drains the puppet of its final mental faculties and stores it as an energy source for later. The bodies are then destroyed using a Rod of Disintegration. One of the party’s allies (or a party member themselves) has come down with a case of “The Threads” (so named for the red lines of infection radiating from the genitalia into the legs and torso.
  9. A dance club has been cursed by a witch to afflict some (30%) of the customers with “Otiluke’s Irresistible Dance”. Some patrons have been dropping dead from it and the club owners are covering it up by secretly burying the bodies in the basement and drugging the witnesses. The party is present for this or one of their allies goes missing.
  10. A man attempting to throw a party so massive he will officially become “the God of Partying” wants the players to help him throw an absolute rager. If they help, he will remember them fondly when he reaches godhood. The party could overrun the region/city.
  11. The party finds a club throwing a rager in the party’s honor. All night, people toast the party members, dance with them, and celebrate. No one in the party has to pay for drinks. The next day, the party gets the bill for everyone's drinks. The tavern was told the event was for the party and would be paid for by them as well.
  12. A new fad in the high-end taverns of the city, catering to young noblemen with too much money and not enough sense, is a drink called The Kiss. One part grain alcohol, one part pufferfish venom - a shot of this causes hallucinations and numbness, in addition to more than the usual drunkenness. Two young men, heirs to fortunes and titles in the court, have died in the last two nights. Word is they drank too many of these. The noble families want blood, and put bounties on all known bartenders serving This Kiss. The guard don’t want a riot on their hands if they interfere with the Mixologist’s Guild, the most powerful multinational trade guild in the world. A representative from the Crown has summoned the party, to discreetly investigate the explosive situation.
  13. A group of drunks stumble towards the party and push through/past them. During this, the party will each be subject to a Pickpocket attempt (+8 Sleight of Hand). If discovered, the “drunks” are a pack of rogues who “own” this territory. If challenged, they will flee and return with a number of Thugs equal to the number of party members.
  14. A grifter comes up to the party and bets that they can guess “where you got your boots/shoes”. The answer is “on your feet” (where the footwear currently is). The grifter will demand a small amount of cash after this, and will become hostile if denied or hassled.
  15. An avatar of Bacchus/Dionysus appears in the area and begins a Revel. Those who hear the music or see the dancing/drinking must save vs Wisdom (DC 20) or join in. The Revel will last for 72-96 hours and leave partygoers with 3 levels of Exhaustion (and be many miles from where it started).
  16. A Dwarven “thrashgnome” band is throwing an impromptu concert on the roof of a local tavern. The noise is deafening and a large brawl will erupt after awhile - during the fracas an object will find itself at the feet of one of the party members. It is a powerful Fetish that was stolen from a Witch (who has been seeking it, and is nearby).
  17. The party enters a tavern to discover their money is “no good” and they are suddenly crowned “Lager Kings/Queens” for the night, and feted and welcomed by each individual tavern patron. The party will, as the sun rises, be poisoned by the insinuative poison that was in each successive drink, and if they fail a Con check vs a high DC, they will be magically Sleep’ed and find themselves strapped to a basement altar for a hatchling Gold Dragon to feed upon. If they succeed on the check, they are very ill and considered Incapacitated for the next 24 hours.
  18. A new tavern has appeared in the area, and will vanish after the night’s festivities to appear in a random location in the world the next night. The tavern patrons are all Fey, and this is the “Wandering Druid Pub”.
  19. A dealer is handing out “free tokes” of a new narcotic. The narcotic is powerful and hallucinatory, but harmless otherwise, except for the addiction rate, which is near 100%. A Con check vs a high DC is required. If failed, the user must take the drug again in the next 24 hours or suffer 2 levels of Fatigue. Every day without the drug thereafter confers another level of Fatigue. If the check is passed, they will become violently nauseous every time they take the drug again.
  20. A group of Gnomish Brewmasters have set up a tasting booth on the street and are giving out free samples of “Old Brown Mare” - a powerful stout that has a tiny side effect - 10% of the imbibers are shrunk to Gnomish height for 24 hours.
  21. (OPTIONAL) - A cadre of bound Incubi and Succubi have escaped from a brothel and are desperately seeking an escape from the area. They will make any deal possible to make this happen.


  1. While looking for weapons, a party member "accidentally" activates a sentient weapon, who declares the party member as "master" and demands to know what has happened since it was "put to sleep".
  2. While shopping, one or more of the party members is pickpocketed by a young kid who is part of an "urchin gang". This gang is an arm of one of the more powerful rogue guilds in the city.
  3. A street vendor is selling “gag gifts”, guaranteed to ensure the perfect prank. All the objects are cursed, and the vendor reveals this as if they were joking, as part of the shtick.
  4. Upon purchasing a normal mundane item, it is found to be hollow, with an unknown substance hidden inside of it. If left undiscovered, the person who sold it will try to get the item back, by negotiation or violence, it depends on the party’s willingness to part with it.
  5. A certain type of plush toy is all the rage in this city, and the party will acquire one upon their next purchase - all the merchants were paid to distribute these as “customer incentives.” The toys act as scrying focus for the local thieves guild. The party’s lodgings will be robbed within 24 hours obtaining the toy.
  6. An extraordinary amount of the richer folk of the town have gathered on the plaza. Gregory’s Golden Garments has arrived back in town from one of his far-off trading junkets. He brings the most exclusive textiles and materials to town, and the auction has started (dragon-skins, silk, etc.). During the auction, someone purchases a rare bolt of material and the party finds it in their room later, with instructions to hide it. If they don’t, a group of Assassins come looking for it. If they do, they will be contacted by a mysterious agent who asks them to transport it far away for a hefty fee.
  7. An Annual Food Festival kicks off with much fanfare. However, someone has poisoned the foodstuffs and half the city is sick with nausea and other vile emissions. The organisers, afraid to lose their heads, have set a hefty bounty for finding the culprit(s), and one of these pamphlets is pushed on the party.
  8. While shopping for weapons, a woman approaches the party and asks them to sell a weapon for her, as she cannot. She explains that the weapon is Cursed and will not allow itself to be sold by the owner. If the party agrees, she looks visible relieved and hands the item over. Now the weapon belongs to the party member who took it (and it cannot be sold). The item is a -1 weapon.
  9. A small purse keeps whispering at a player for them to buy it. It remains silent when others are observing it and refuses to talk if it thinks anyone else can hear it. It says it can help them (count money, hide it from pickpockets, and offer insight) if they give it something in return (it wants costly gemstones).
  10. Every store and restaurant the party enters seems to be run by the same person. If confronted, they laugh and say they “get that all the time”, but will profess ignorance otherwise. The merchants are all Dopplegangers and today is their “Day of Pranks”. If two merchants are forced together, they will become violent and the others will run out to join them.
  11. The party finds a flyer shoved under their lodging’s door that promises “75% off all Adventuring Gear” at a local merchant. The merchant is very chatty and inquisitive and will press the party for information about where they are going next. The merchant then sells this information to a gang of rogues who will follow the party and attempt to rob them as they exit the dungeon.
  12. While shopping for clothes, a party member hears a weeping noise. No one around seems to be crying, so if this is investigated, the member finds a top hat that seems to be the source. If the hat is put on, the party member is Cursed with a particularly nasty form of melancholia.
  13. The next time an item of clothing is purchased, the party member discovers that it has a large “Pocket Dimension” concealed within its folds. There is an object already inside the pocket.
  14. A beautiful man/woman approaches the lowest CHA party member and offers to make their “dreams come true” if they will sell their soul. The man/woman will cast a real Wish on behalf of the party member (which works without the usual DM fuckery, but will expire in 1 year, and a group of Devils will appear to collect the player’s soul). If refused, the man/woman will leave, but if confronted, they will flee. The man/woman is a mortal humanoid who simply shills for a Crossroads Devil.
  15. While shopping for arrows/projectiles, the merchant offers the party a “one-time deal” of some special projectiles that are “guaranteed to strike their target every time” and will demonstrate this quality in a shooting lane set up in the back of the shop. The projectile will work as promised within the shop itself, without limit, but outside the shop, the first 3 only will work as promised and the rest will automatically fail-to-hit. If confronted later, the shopkeeper will claim ignorance and claim the party member is lying (even going so far as to call the Watch for harassment).
  16. The city is having a 50% sale, city-wide, for the next 24 hours. Rogues know this too, and are everywhere, preying on the crowds, or following them home to be robbed later.
  17. While shopping for provisions, the merchant says they are looking for “exotic meat hunters”, and will pay top prices for “anything unusual” without limit, provided the meat is delivered dressed.
  18. A new confectionery store has opened and is giving away free samples in the streets. The sweets are mildly intoxicating, and have the added side-effect of making those who eat them very amorous for the next 8 hours. The owners are clerics of the Deity of Love.
  19. An arsonist is burning down merchant shops, by “category”. The perpetrator is a failed businessperson themselves, and is merely seeking revenge. The first things burned are the weapon and armor shops.
  20. While shopping for armor, the merchant offers to show the party a “special selection” of exotic armor. These are all very unusual and very expensive. This is a one-time offer that will never be repeated and if confronted, the merchant will claim ignorance as to the existence of the exotic armors, and if the shop is searched, they are nowhere to be found.


  1. The party receives an anonymous gift of entry passes to an exclusive and private club in the city. At the club, the party is approached by cultists who attempt to persuade the party into joining.
  2. The museum is showcasing some rare artifacts. While visiting, the party is present during the brazen theft of one of the objects - an item of unique and dangerous powers.
  3. Zoo animals have escaped and are menacing the population!
  4. A local sage sends an urgent message to the party about a matter of great importance. The sage, a bit senile, has gotten mixed up and this is not the group he was supposed to contact. He does not realize this and treats the party as if they were hired to retrieve a book from an old, guarded crypt. If the party refuses, the Sage will eventually be foolish enough to try it himself and the party will hear about his death.
  5. A public estate sale of one of the city’s wealthiest families is announced. The prices are high, but the quality equally impressive. In the announcement is an object that the party or one of the party members has been looking for. If they attend the sale, they discover the price is three times higher than they can afford (even after pooling money or getting a loan). The security is strong but not impossible...
  6. The museum is showcasing the preserved remains of a long-dead monster race as part of a traveling exhibition. During a tour, or at night when closed, the monsters are revived by an interested party, and they go on a murderous spree. They attack either the party (along with many others) or one of the party’s allies.
  7. A series of foreign street magicians has entered town and perform solo acts all over town. One of them is near the party, and they need a volunteer for a (permanent) disappearing act.
  8. A street corner storyteller is spinning a tale of adventure and peril to a crowd. The tale sounds suspiciously like the last adventure the party had.
  9. While eating, the party sees a puppet show happening nearby. They find it (magically) difficult to avert their eyes from the felt performers and can see figures moving out of the corners of their eyes. These are Oblique Golems, and can only move when not being viewed. The golems will attempt to rob anyone nearby. The puppets are just puppets.
  10. An Escape Room boasts a valuable prize for any group who can escape/solve the room before the hourglass fills. Several of the puzzles in the escape room align runes and involve magic words of power. If the party manages to complete the room, they complete the spell, finding a portal now open above the building. Demons pour from it into the town, and it cannot be closed for at least 24 hours.
  11. Some fire-jugglers are performing in the street, and they appear to be using magic to create illusionary figures that leap from the burning torches. These are actually Mephits, and the fire-jugglers did not summon them, they appeared on their own. They run off to cause havoc and burn as much of the city as they can.
  12. A local casino is offering big prizes to “Spin the Wheel” - with only a 5% chance of winning, this is mostly a scam, but those who play are Wizard-Marked to be robbed later. The prizes for actually winning are 4-figures.
  13. A pig-racing track has been cordoned off - turning the streets into the racecourse. All are welcome to enter, and whoever wins is offered a lucrative contract joining the “Hog Ridin’ Circuit” - a racing tournament involving half-a-dozen cities and some very shady dealings.
  14. A masked spruiker hands the party an ornately engraved thin metal plaque inviting them to an exclusive event at a place called “The Garden”, and a map is etched on the reverse side. The event, if attended, presents the party with an opportunity to travel to another plane and earn the favor of a powerful, if enigmatic figure.
  15. A group of acrobats are performing feats and stunts in the street. During the performance, one of the party members sees the face of one of the tumblers momentarily change into something monstrous.
  16. A pair of dueling Illusionists is staging an elaborate mock-battle in a nearby park, but neglected to inform anyone of this beforehand and have caused a panic.
  17. A tour group suddenly appears and engulfs the party. The guide is pointing out places where famous adventurers have died, and suddenly points right where the party is standing and begins discussing them as if they were not there! The tour group can not be interacted with (as they are projections from the future) and soon quickly departs and vanishes around a corner.
  18. A street lottery is being held by a local neighborhood social group. The cost is low and any tickets purchased are said to go towards upgrading the local park. There is a 50% that the party wins a modest prize of home-baked goods. The locals will send a message to the party later that their tickets were fraudulent and demand a return of the prize or the equivalent value in currency. This “lottery” is a common scam run in the area on obvious tourists.
  19. During an previous-announced free concert by some famous Bards, a bomb explodes.
  20. A street comedian is inadvertently casting “Tasha’s Hideous Laughter” on audience members. The phenomenon is soon discovered and the comedian flees. Later, he is found dead and covered in a thin slime.


  1. The party receives an anonymous gift of tickets to a local sporting match. If they attend, they are approached by an NPC who says they represent a "person who wishes to remain nameless, but desires to procure your services in a delicate, and potentially dangerous matter."
  2. The party is invited by a local ally to attend a boxing match. At the match both fighters are killed by a powerful assassin who works in secret for a local politician.
  3. The party attends a game of skill and is accused of bribing a ref to throw the game by a rogue (who did actually rig the fight, but now has been caught and is desperate). A few of his crew will back him up and some of the crowd sides with them.
  4. A marathon race has been scheduled to wind through the city as part of a larger season of racing. A number of famous people and some talented locals will participate. During the race, several of the runners suddenly collapse and begin coughing blood. This is the start of a disease outbreak, and will, without precautions, infect over half the city in only 72 hours. The source is magical in nature, and part of a larger scheme to cripple the city by a secret faction.
  5. A bare-knuckle street match has been set up by an enterprising rogue/wizard. A series of ringers are inviting all-comers to challenge for a fat purse. Those who fight are wizard-marked, and followed later, to be kidnapped and bound for a fighting-arena in the Underdark.
  6. An illegal horse race, infamous in the city for causing multiple deaths every year, is about to commence once again. The street the party currently finds themselves in will turn into the aftermath of a battlefield within several seconds. The race has no rules and is heavily wagered upon by the criminal elements of the city.
  7. A “Circus Maximus” involving blood-sport, animal fighting, and a “nautical spectacle” is going to be held at the city’s largest stadium. The public is allowed to sign up to fight in one of the 3 events. The purse for winning is generous (5 figures) and is, of course, rigged and being carefully watched by the strongest Rogues Guild in the city, who stand to make a pile of money. If the party participates, they will see that some of their opponents have been enchanted with speed and strength.
  8. An annual Guards Competition is about to commence. They are divided into 4 teams, and the locals have lifelong and fierce loyalties
  9. In one quarter is an annual event - the Endurance Drinking Contest. A group of competitors take a shot, perform a task, take a shot, perform a different task, repeat. The winner gets a trophy, their portrait on the wall of winners, and bragging rights. The tasks range from silly to nearly impossible.
  10. A mounted race is about to commence, and the party runs into a thick crowd along the edges of the route. If the party chooses to stay to watch, they will see one of the riders being assassinated from a position high above the streets by a mage’s spell.
  11. A traveling ball-team is looking for a manager and some bodyguards, and one of the party’s allies has recommended the party, as a joke. The team shows up where the party is to conduct an interview.
  12. A boxing match has resulted in a death and the angry and bewildered crowd has spilled out into the streets in a terrible brawl, hurting bystanders and destroying property. If the body is examined, 3 small holes in the back of the dead boxer’s neck can be found and 3 small projectiles found inside the wound. The trail leads to a mage’s henchman.
  13. Illegal cart-racing has been taking place at night among the city’s youth and an ally of the party is terribly worried about their child’s possible-participation. The racing will soon claim lives.
  14. The Dozens has arrived in the city - a nationwide, very famous content of insults and put-downs. The entry fee is to survive a round-robin of burns during The Throwdown, where hundreds will enter. The prize is bragging rights, a 4-figure cash prize, and the chance to defend their title next year.
  15. An ally of the party has entered a marathon footrace. During the race, the ally disappears.
  16. A Fishing Derby, the 1st of 3 contests each year, is being held by any who wish to pay the modest entry fee. There is only one rule - you cannot use a traditional rod/reel, fly, or net/seine to catch the fish. The Derby draws the inventive and the mad, and lasts over 3 days.
  17. A professional team of Goliath and Dwarven “Chicken Fighters” arrive at the city for an exhibition match in the city’s swimming pool. One of the Goliath recognizes a party member (whether the members also remembers them, or not) and offers free tickets. During the match, one of the Dwarves is hurt, and after a flurry of rules-consultations, its determined that a substitute is allowed. The party is looked at by the Goliath and asked for help.
  18. A ping-pong match is being staged between Royal cousins, to settle a dispute. The match is going to be public, and during it, both Royals disappear and are replaced with monkeys. Uproar ensues.
  19. The party finds out there is an underground avian-fighting event happening below the tavern. When they go to investigate, they find a goose and a rooster on opposite sides of a metal chess board pushing the pieces around randomly. A ref resets illegal moves and pulls captured pieces from the board. The crowd roars wildly, screaming for their bird to win the game. The party is approached by a grifter who says he knows who’s going to win and will sell the info. The grifter’s prediction will prove right 2 times, then wrong the 3rd time.
  20. An illegal blood-sport fighting match has caused the death of a local celebrity and the party has been framed for the murder.


  1. A local ally invites the party on a fishing trip. While on the trip, the vessel is attacked by a desperate band of Kuo-Toa, who appear to be diseased and attack with a more-than-usual savage aggression.
  2. The city is holding a yachting regatta and the party is present when one of the ships catches fire. Many accusations are bandied about and most seem to blame one of the city’s administrators who had a grudge.
  3. A seasonal storm rushes over the city does significant (and costly) damage to the local fleets (and any ships the party might have moored here). Trade and travel is stalled and only a hefty bribe and some forceful diplomacy can secure any movement needs that the party might have.
  4. A local mad-wizard-inventor is launching a submarine and has asked for volunteer pilots and crew. If the party accepts, they are attacked by a great white shark. If they do not, the sub is sunk by the shark. The mad-wizard will try again next month with a new design. If the shark has been killed, this version will find a sunken treasure worth a king’s fortune.
  5. The party is invited to a beach party by an ally. While there, a number of party-goers find themselves suddenly growing gills and webbed feet and toes and a strong urge to enter the ocean. They have been drugged by a Sahuagin Sorcerer, who is trying to build an “amphibious army” to attack the town and destroy it.
  6. A large number of Brachia (Crab-Folk) have surfaced in the bay and are attempting to communicate via the Dream spell (which will manifest as the entire town committing suicide, and this will be dreamed en-masse by the locals). This dream is not a threat, but a warning of what will happen if the townsfolk don’t rid themselves of a recently-acquired magic item (by the party themselves, or by another adventuring group). They have 72 hours to unravel the mystery.
  7. A number of Were-Sharks are attacking swimmers at night (mostly kids/young adults out partying on the beach). These therianthropes are not aware of their actions, but know something is wrong. While shape-changed, they work as a team, like wolves.
  8. While passing a street they encounter a group of semi-drunken sailors. The sailors start a brawl with the party, for their fun. When magic or weapons are used things will get nasty as the sailors will pull shivs, long knives, chains, and cudgels.
  9. Something has turned the ocean red and fish are dying in great numbers.
  10. A large statue that could be worth a lot is trapped in a cavern in the water. If the party can retrieve it without additional help, they can claim it as their own, sell it, and keep all of the profits. If they enlist any help, the local authorities will take over the operation and claim the statue for themselves.
  11. During a sailboat race, a school of merfolk begin harassing and destroying the boats.
  12. A group of traveling sailors try to sell famous and popular books, paintings, and equipment to the party at a great price. Upon closer inspection, the items appear to be forgeries.
  13. A seadragon is heading for the coast, but rumor has it she will slumber if told a bedtime story. In order for her to hear it, the party must intercept her and shout the story from aboard a ship. But it better be a good story.
  14. An ocean water spirit wants to visit a fellow spirit friend who is further inland. They will make a path over land of water they can travel through. The party can try to convince the spirit to follow their path and plot a nondestructive course, or they can try to stop the spirit from visiting their friend through force.
  15. For three days, no one has been able to catch a fish with a hook and line. Nothing even bites, something just cuts the lines before any fish can bite.
  16. Tidal Wave!
  17. A local surfer has gone missing and only his surfboard is found on the beach, covered in a black slime. Days later, his head (missing the eyes) washes ashore.
  18. An Aboleth has awoken in the bay and starts calling minions to serve it. Some of them are townsfolk, and possibly the Mayor as well.
  19. A waterspout threatens the docked ships in the harbor. It is not a natural occurrence.
  20. A pack of Scrag (Sea Trolls) have started plucking beachcombers from the shoreline.
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New Girlfriend

Bright lights give an illusion of persistent daylight, so one can never be too sure what time it actually is in the world. This serves well to keep the crowds roaming, drinking, spending money. Losing. The walls are mostly lined with mirrors; this gives a forced perception of far larger spaces than are actually inhabited. Doorways seem to bleed into each other, all the same while maintaining movement throughout the entire floor.
Machines sparkle and chime, constructed to entice and suck patrons of small amounts of money over extended periods of time. Cartoons or long dead film stars plaster transparent plastic sheets lit by LED flashbulbs, drawing on familiarity to separate and fade bank accounts.
The draw here is vast and powerful, if you’re so inclined. It is a strange and unspoken magic: Casinos. We arrived unceremoniously at around three in the afternoon, but could not find parking, free parking, for the better part of the next hour and a half. Typical for the over-crowded, sand swept ocean town at the height of a particularly quick summer season.
This place is a funeral. The lighting, the glaring bright lighting, flashy colors, the faint smell of chemicals-perfumes and otherwise; cigars and alcohol filling the spaces between. Floating busy activity with a simultaneous dead-stillness; so many endless murmuring days I felt in my bones, something so straight and sudden I nearly suggested we go home.
Nature had intervened.
No longer are there any coins. Paper money changes into white strips, numbers and barcodes. All the romance is removed from the eternal hum of this place, one disconnection too far.
We’ve been together almost a year just around this time, it’s been dream-like, you know, one of those long, deep and serene. This delightful disorientation, lasting seemingly so long, end over end. Heather stands next to me, also in awe of the over-stimulation. Her mid-length reddish brown hair tossed left, a slight tan just above the slender cheeks and pointed nose; pale green eyes flashing like mints flecked with silver. Her slight frame standing at 5’8, just a full inch taller than me. I loved her in an instant.
“I have to pee.” Off we were to find a restroom at once then, Heather determined to make haste. Without making another movement, I attempted to find a sign or other indication that would direct us to the restrooms. With no success, we headed to the crowded bad the end of the short main hallway.
Sure enough, just beyond the left end of the over-crowded marble counter, a brightly lit green sign indicating the bathrooms with traditional featureless caricatures of a man and woman; I follow close behind as to not lose Heather on her way to relief. She disappeared into the open black wooden door and into a line of equally agitated women patiently waiting.
As I hovered around the hallway without specific purpose, I decided I too would venture the bathroom. Suffering no line, I had no trouble entering the large shining black-tiled room. Five urinals lining the wall to the left, three stalls to the right, two small sinks directly in front of me. Having succeeded in my relief, I quickly washed my hands, exiting with haste as to not miss Heather.
Back in the hallway again, aimless and holding up the wall, I felt more at ease. Calmer. Another five minutes passed. Ten. Fifteen. My calm grew to mounting concern, had Heather fallen ill? Fallen in? I might have missed her entirely. After having a panicked inner dialogue with myself, I remembered my phone. I pulled it from my pocket, nearly dropping it. I punched in a short message, quick response. Oh thank Heather. “Calm yourself. Out soon. ”
Winking from the bathroom, I thought, how grotesque and chuckled; I was beginning to calm down. Phone back in my pocket, I decided on getting a drink and returning to my waiting post. “Couldn’t bother to grab me something, I see. Just because I had to pee doesn’t mean I am not also fiercely thirsty. I have every-mind to, to just drop you right here…” a soft, yet icy voice bled through the din of the crowd. A voice unfamiliar.
A woman stood before me, roughly five foot five, short black hair with sweeping bangs over the left eye, which I now noticed was a deep stone-like blue-gray, small frame, donning a black track jacket over an unfamiliar brown logo on a yellow t-shirt over glittering green tights and a shock of white boots.
“Excuse me, do I know you?” I inquired, a little more than simply annoyed.
“Do you know me?” Jesus, you are dense aren’t you? Get me a drink!” another thump on my chest, playful, but not without malice.
“I’m sorry, you really must be mistaken…” I began to turn and walk back to continue waiting for Heather just as the odd woman, quite possibly drunk, grabbed my shoulder, nearly knocking me over.
“We already did thank, creep!” she laughed at me.
“Heather?” The question left my mouth without much thought or intention. My mind felt as if it was dropping inward. I needed to sit down soon.
“Yes, asshole, Heather. Let’s get out of here, are you as hungry as I am?” she smiled, with an air of urgency.
I could not bring myself to speak, I needed to sit down. I found the edge of an ornate fountain and sat, breathing deep. “Heather” stood, arms folded, closer to me, genuinely concerned. “Are you feeling alright? You’re looking a little green…”
My mind swirling, I couldn’t help but laugh. It was the bright bulbs, green bulbs; flashing on and off advertising some new stage show that was premiering soon. I was green indeed. Looking back at whoever was the operator in this bizarre grand joke, I almost felt better.
“Heather,” I began, playing along. “I need to use the bathroom. Would you wait here for me please?” A quizzical look, then a slow sarcastic nod, “Yes, of course, stranger…” a smile from “Heather” all for me. A chill up my spine at “stranger”, I jump up, making my way back to the bathroom. Thankfully it was nearly closing time and I could investigate without seeming too odd or out of place. I first entered the men’s room.
Clean, save for the scuffed floor and some stray coupons crumpled and strewn about, empty too. Not knowing what I was looking for, I entered and locked each of the five stalls, one by one. Nothing out of the ordinary, two of the five startled me with the auto-flush feature.
I approached the row of golden sinks, turning each faucet, watching the water, on and off, hot and cold. Feverish and feeling crazy, I washed my face, giving myself a look in the shimmering, mostly clean mirror. Making my way for the door, I exited and re-entered the bathroom several times.
Nothing happened. I could not stop my mind from spinning.
The women’s room was much harder as I was alone, but not completely alone. I managed to make myself scarce until was sure the bathroom was deserted and did a similar, albeit much faster scan of the women’s room. Thorough, but fast and efficient, I found nothing but a much cleaner restroom.
The phone again. “Are you O.K.?”
Heather was waiting. Heather was asking after me as she always does when I take too long away. Heather is also missing, and now without her phone, stolen by the woman I left to find the exact nature of whatever it was that has happened here. To me, but more importantly to Heather, my Heather.
“I am okay. Coming back now.” I press send and hide the phone away before I start to feel sick again. Standing in the archway of the main entrance, I see the one claiming to be Heather standing, arms and legs stretched into a star formation of a weary stretch.
“I think we should probably get going now. I am so tiiiired.” I hear across the hall directed at me. Another chill up my spine and into the back of my throat.
“I don’t know you, I’m very sorry. I just, I need to find Heather.” “You need to lie down, I think. You can too, I’ll drive us home.”
I swear to you I didn’t know what else to do.
I collected myself, and calmly walked to this other woman with Heather’s phone, keys and general demeanor. We did indeed drive home, and I have gotten all the rest I need. What happened to this day I cannot pinpoint. I sometimes consider if my initial impression of who I thought to be my girlfriend, perhaps someday my wife, at least in appearance could have been completely wrong the entirety of our whole relationship up until now. It was not until months later when I had settled myself into a reassuring and soothing routine that I was shaken from my slumber.
A text on my phone lighting the darkness as I lay next to Heather, weary and falling away to sleep. I grab for my phone, the clock reads 3:03 AM; one unread message. Heather: “Are you OK? I’m in the front lobby; I figured you had gotten tired of waiting for me and gone for drinks. Where are you? ”
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WEEKLY EVENTS 4/28 – 5/8

WEEKLY EVENTS 4/28 – 5/8
Just in time for the weekend!
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
  • Challenger Learning Center: Camp Woe-Be-Gone. “Big Bend Hospice and the Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee invite youth ages 6-12 that have experienced the death of a loved one to join us for Grief Odyssey. This free one-day camp will help children explore safe ways to turn “scars into stars”. Breakfast, lunch, and t-shirts will be provided.” 9am
  • Tallahassee Nurseries: Beginning Beekeeping. “Leah Steele, with the Apalachee Beekeepers Assoc. will give a talk on beekeeping basics, very briefly discussing the history of beekeeping, then going into the basic biology of honeybees, pollination, what's really killing our bees, and how to become a beekeeper and get involved.” 10am
  • The Plant: Fossil Fuels & Fracking - Rad Kids Club. “Rad KIds Club is a place for all children to learn about social justice issues that affect the world in which they live in a safe, welcoming and supportive environment. The goal of this club is to empower children to be part of positive change. This month, our guests from ReThink Energy Florida will be discussing fossil fuels with the kids, and will lead interested children in writing letters to their elected representatives supporting a ban on fracking.” 11am
  • St. Peter's Anglican Church: The English Fayre. “On a brilliant, Spring Saturday, England will travel to you! Play games, tour a double-decker bus, attend High Tea, or stroll the marvelous English Country Market - filled with delicious treats and wonderful wares for your home!” 11am
  • Midtown: Foster Fest. “Noon-3pm - kids pizza, ice cream, and video game party at Fire Betty's Arcade Bar. $5 per kid or $15 per family (of any size)! 3pm-8pm - food, drink, music, improv comedy, and silent auction event at Fifth and Thomas. $5 entry, plus the first 100 guests get their first pint for free! Great opportunity to learn more about foster care, adoption, and the Guardian ad Litem 2nd Circuit.” Noon-8pm
  • University Cycles: Fall reCycle Bike Collection Day 2. “Renters are required to return their bicycles to University Cycles. When you arrive at University Cycles to return you reCycle Bike, there will be someone waiting to check it in for you.” 1pm-4pm
  • Doak Campbell: Doak After Dark featuring Blake Shelton and Jake Owen. 3pm
  • Optimist Park: 2017 Nene Fest. 11am
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Behind the Scenes Feeding Experience. “”Have you ever wanted to know more about the wildlife at the Museum? Explore the diverse diets of our bears, river otters, panther, and cougars. This program takes you behind the scenes with one of the Museum’s animal keepers who will walk you through the feeding process of these 3 species.” 3:45pm
  • Mission San Luis: 2017 Equality Florida Tallahassee Gala. “We hope you will join us for a fantastic evening featuring live musical entertainment, delicious hors d’oeuvres, open bars, and a State of the State address by Equality Florida co-founder and CEO, Nadine Smith.” 7pm/$50
  • Blue Tavern: Beth McKee. 8pm/$5
  • Junction @ Monroe: Cajun Dance with Gumbo Limbo. 8pm/$10
  • American Legion Hall: Beltane Ball / Spring Fling. “Dance the night away to the sounds of Brett Wellman and the Stone Cold Blues Band. This is a charity ball benefits going to The Gadsden County Humane Society. No need for costumes however if you wish to dress up have fun with it. There will be a food truck on premises.” 8pm/$10
  • The Moon: TSO Jazz. 8pm
  • The Wilbury: The Pauses & Teen Agers + Wrong Done Right. 9pm
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Packrat's Smokehouse. 9pm
  • Play Sports Bar: TI & Young Dro. 9pm/18+
  • 7th Hill Tap Room/Corner Pocket: Casino Night for Kidz 1st Fund. “Join us at Corner Pocket Bar N Grill and 7th Hill Taproom for a casino night benefitting Kidz 1st Fund! We will have blackjack, three card poker, and craps tables. A $20 buy in will get you 10,000 in chips, all proceeds benefit Kidz 1st Fund. Prizes will be given to players with the top three most chips at the end of the night.” 9pm
  • The Warrior: Worthy of the Crown, Subversive Overdrive, The Page Brothers Band, and Violent Lyle. 9pm/$7
  • Gaines Street/Railroad Ave: The Souk – “Come grab brunch from Tallahassee's finest, enjoy local musicians and check out local vendors. BRUNCH! Gaines Street hosts 12+ locally owned dining establishments in a 2 block area - we've got something for everyone! VENDORS! We've got vendors all up & down the block! Have some stuff to sell? Bring it down!. And tons of live MUSIC!” Noon-5pm
  • GrassLands Brewery: Queer Trivia: Let's Get Beers Together. “GrassLands invites the Tally LGBT community and friends to come down and enjoy local craft beer and queer-themed trivia every Sunday. LGBT-themed trivia provided by Trivia With Hank. $30 bar tab for 1st place. Stick around afterward for queers and beers.” 5pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • Hurricane Grill: Matt Burke. 2pm
  • Bread & Roses: Rise Above: Self care Sunday. “Attention all folks who are being targeted by the current administration, activists, organizers, concerned and overwhelmed community members. We will be hosting a monthly self care mediation/yoga group. This group will be different than most other mediations. We will be centering this around the alarming stories that are coming up in the news as well as acts that violate human rights. We will meet these devastating stories with much needed laughter, stretching and deep breaths.” 9am
  • Fifth & Thomas: Bluegrass Brunch w/ Old Soul Revival. 10am-2pm
  • Dave's Pizza Garage: 4 Year Anniversary Party. “ALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA! $2 DRAFTS and $3 bottles. FREE Root Beer on tap for the kids (and kids at heart). Bring cash to make it quick and easy. Pizza comes out at the top and bottom of every hour from 11am until 3pm.” 11am-3pm/ $10 Adults / $5 Kids / $30 Family
  • Lichgate: Journey of the Sun: Sound Healing & Movement Festival. “Journey of the Sun is about ushering in the summer season, and re-igniting the fire within ourselves as we prepare for the flourishing season full of possibilities, growth, and improvement both figuratively and literally. Journey of the Sun stems from celebrating the traditional Gaelic May Day Festival also known as ‘Beltane’. It is one of the four seasonal festivals traditionally celebrated in Ireland in honor of welcoming the summer season. This is a special time to honor the feminine energy of Mother Earth and give respect and appreciation for the infinite gifts she has to offer to all living beings. We will be blessing the space and the participants through dance, yoga, tai chi, and sound healing.” 1pm/$50
  • The Wilbury: Marine Snow with Phlox (solo) and Bornhardt. 2pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Tallahassee Uke Jammers. “Open to ukulele players of all skill levels and interests.” 3pm
  • The Junction @ Monroe: Sunday Afternoon Bingo. “This isn't your grandma's bingo! We have a blast with some very cool folks. Cash prizes.” 5pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Affiance last tour w/ Sirens & Sailors, Dear Desolate. 6pm/$17
  • Waterworks: FSU Early Music. “FSU Early Music ensembles return to Waterworks on April 30 for the fourth annual end-of-the-semester concert! Come see the crumhorns and recorders perform some twentieth-century music for period instruments as well as good old Renaissance classics like "Il bianco e dolce cigno," "El grillo," "Fair Phyllis," and the Kyrie from Palestrina's Missae Papae Marcelli.” 7pm/free/21+
  • The Warrior: The Forum, Sgt. Bear, Cutting Teeth, and Invented Truths. 9pm/$7
  • Growler USA (U Square): Kill the KEG at Growler USA! “It is the start of the week and we need to open up a tap for new beer! $20 all you can drink until the keg is empty, from 8-10pm! Winner(s) will receive a free Growler T Shirt and a 64 oz Growler from select taps! Bring out your team and whichever team goes through the most pitchers wins!” 8pm/21+
  • Under Wraps on the Parkway: Bar Trivia With Hank, This Week Featuring Musicals, both Stage and Screen. “50 questions of friendly trivia. Plus great Mediterranean food, delicious wraps, and beer by the bottle or bucket that won’t kick you in the wallet. $20 tab for 1st place. Near all the state offices – start your week off right.” 7pm/free
  • Junction @ Monroe: Monday Night Bingo. “Good food, good drinks, good friends, and a chance to win some big cashola! It doesn't get any better than [email protected]. Every Monday from 7pm-9pm we've got cash payouts up to $250 per game with multiple games each night PLUS a 50/50 drawing each week benefitting the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild.” 7pm-9pm
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays with Belmont & Jones. 8pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. 8:35pm/21+
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. 9pm
  • The Warrior: Hip-Hop Open Mic Monday. “Cash Prizes, Trophies , Drink Specials and more!” 10:30pm
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies now on Tuesdays! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. The market opens at 3pm and we're here unitl 7pm, so come after you pick the kids up from school or on your way home from work. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 3pm-7pm.
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Growler USA (University Square): Trivia Night. 6pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Northside Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. This is a great geeky date night option. If you’ve got teens or kids that want to go to trivia (hey, nerds come in all sizes), this is a PG/PG-13 night. 7:30pm/free
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Trivia and Deliciousness! 8pm
  • Fire Bettys: Now That's What I Call Tuesday! Dance Party. 8pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • The Warrior: Open Mic "SingeSong Writer" Edition. “Full bands welcome. Free Pitcher for a 15 minute or more ORIGINAL Set.” 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Michael Strive. 6pm-8pm/free
  • The Warrior: FLAW w/ Righteous Vendetta, Brace for Impact, Despite the Irony, and Stacy Brown! 7pm/$15
  • Blue Tavern: Roda Vibe - Brazilian Choro Music. 8pm
  • Madison Social: The Booze-ness Lunch: Free Drink During Lunch “If Don Draper did it, why not you. We are introducing the weekly Booze-ness lunch, because one cocktail in the afternoon just makes you more creative and productive (its science). Come have lunch with us, Centrale or Township and enjoy a delicious adult beverage on the house with food purchase.” 11:30am-3pm
  • Bird's Oyster Shack: Lab Sessions with Jim Crozier, featuring Jesse Corry. 6pm
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Daniel Tenbusch. 6pm
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Quizmaster is hosted by Bennett Miller from 7-9pm every Wednesday, and features three rounds of general knowledge trivia (and a weekly food special). It is free to play and teams of up to 6 are welcome. The winner of each round receives a sample flight, and the Quizmaster for the night receives a $25 gift card and serious credit on Geek Street.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • Junction @ Monroe: Bike Night, Bingo, and Karaoke. 7pm
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. Drink delicious brews and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. Local beer, local trivia in the heart of Tally’s Art District. A food truck is always out front for this, too, or you can order and pick up something great at the Crum Box Gastgarden (the caboose in RR Sq). Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams. 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic feat. Mike the Prophet. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • El Patron: Karaoke With Big Bob. 8:30pm-11:30pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke. 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Corner Pocket: Karaoke. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Roy & Anthony. 6pm-8pm
  • Centre of Tallahassee: Blink-182. No, I’m not kidding. 6:30pm
  • Waterworks: Tallahassee Taloofa Trivia! “A great way to kick off all things Taloofa, join us for Taloofa Trivia! Three rounds of trivia dealing with Tallahassee or Tallahassee related subjects. If you lived here three weeks or thirty years, there's a chance you will do well and possibly win our top three prizes! Each member of the first place team (limit 4 people per team) will receive a Taloofa Tee shirt and a free drink. Each member of the second place team will receive a free drink. Third place team winners will receive their choice of a piece of treasure from the "Waterworks treasure box"” 8:30pm/21+
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday. 6pm
  • Growler USA (University Square): Wing Eating Contest. “Like wings as much as you think you do? Think that you are a Pro or at least Semi Pro at it? Show off your skills at Growler USA from 6PM-11PM every Thursday. Rules: $20 entry fee per person for all you can eat wings, winner will be anounced on our Facebook page the following day. In addition to gettting to show off and eating a mountain of wings, the winner will receive $25 Gift card and a Free Growler USA T shirt!” 6pm
  • Beef O’Brady’s: AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic Night. “Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room!” 7pm/free
  • Skybox: $10 Cornhole Tourney. 7:30pm
  • Warhorse: Bar Trivia With Hank: AV Night. “3 rounds of music, 2 rounds of pictures! Happens on the first Thursday of every month. Full bar, fantastic pizza, and fun facts.” 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. 8:30pm
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Brass Tap Midtown: Karaoke with DJ Rah. 9pm-Midnight
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke with Nathan. All the songs. $1 Pabst drafts. 10pm
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Rachel Hillman. 6pm-8pm
  • Mission San Luis: The 14th Colony: The American Revolution’s Best Kept Secret. “Join us at Mission San Luis when Dr. Roger Smith discusses the role played by East Florida in the American Revolution.“ 6pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Grace Pettis w/ Grant Peeples & Devil's Kin. 7pm/$12
  • Cap City Video Lounge: May the Shwartz Be With You! Spaceballs & Turkish Star Wars. “Hey Gang! The Primal Root here inviting you out to celebrate the legacy of George Lucas's long standing, insanely popular, highly merchandised and unavoidable pop culture sci-fi fantasy blockbuster epic franchise, STAR WARS! This May the 4th, for those of you who are sick to death of watching Star Wars movies every year on this day, we at Cap City Video Lounge are presenting to you the alternative night of Star Wars inspired cinema that pokes a little fun at Star Wars and its legacy.” 7:30pm/$5
  • 7th Hill Tap Room: Old Soul Revival. 8pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Backstage Garden Happy Hour with David Lareau. 5pm-8pm
  • Growler USA (University Square): Live Music. 6pm
  • Hobbit South: Karaoke. 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Skyzone: GLOW- Featuring DJ LooseKid. “Grab all of your friends and get your jump on with live music featuring Dj Loosekid, glow lights & laser beams! Check in early to take advantage of the full 2 hours of jumping! Each jumper must wear a reflective shirt, or purchase a shirt in the park. Due to the popularity of this event and early sell outs- we highly suggest you reserve your tickets online beforehand. We cannot guarantee tickets for GLOW will be available in the park at the time of the event.” 9pm-11pm/$25/no one under 5yo
  • 926 Lounge (Formerly Pugs): The Friday Night Party. “Get your pre-game on at Happy Hour with Tom from 4-9 and the dance party getting rolling at 10 pm with our favorite house DJs slinging sound all night long. At midnight, join our talented Queens for an amazing show!” 9pm/$5, $7 under 21/18+
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Devin Cywinski. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Proof: Cinco de Mayo featuring Maharajah Flamenco Trio and Ecology. 5:30pm
  • Blue Tavern: Vgo: Prewar Blues & More. “VGO, (Phillip Terry) is a multi-instrumentalist with deep roots in traditional acoustic music. His interest in the historical aspects of music and led him down the path of learning the classic blues and era music of the Civil War.” 8pm/$5
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: First Friday featuring LeTour!. 8pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Two Foot Level. 9pm/free/21+
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “Find your favorite local goodies! Join us at Frenchtown Farmers Market for all-local produce, eggs, gourmet jelly, and more. We can double SNAP benefits through the Fresh Access Bucks program. Our farmers accept WIC and Senior farmers market nutrition program coupons.” 10am – 2pm.
  • Growler USA (University Square): DJ Night. 6pm-9pm
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 9pm
  • The Skybox (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Mark. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary: Tallahassee’s Longest Running Goth Night. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Sketching from Life. 1pm
  • Midtown: Taloofa Fest 2017. “Come on out and have some fun at the third annual Taloofa Fest in Midtown Tallahassee! Taloofa Fest is part block party, part local history fair and part music festival. After the Taloofa Adventure Challenge, the fun continues in the streets of Midtown! The Festival will be centralized on Thomasville Road between 5th and 6th Avenues(1100block), with live music, vendors, exhibits, kids' activities, food, and beverages (adult beverages as well!). The Florida Wildlife Commission and the Gulf Marine Specimen Lab will have critters on hand along with historical reenactors from Mission San Luis, representatives from the Museum of Fl. History, the Fl. Archives, and the Historic Capitol Building and the Knott House will have tables set up, as well.” 3pm-8pm/all ages
  • Tallahassee Junior Museum: Night Prowl Tour. “Enjoy a guided tour at the Tallahassee Museum and learn about the nightlife along the Florida Wildlife Trail. Your guide will provide an enjoyable experience as you spot the many nocturnal animals which call the Museum home. You will also have an opportunity to get close to one special night creature.” 9pm
  • Proof: DJ Austen van der Bleek. 8pm-11pm
  • Blue Tavern: Fellow Pynins. 8pm/$10
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[Table] IamA pizza delivery driver at the busiest Papa John's in Chicago, AMA!

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1.Best Tip 2.Best Bong Tip 3.Anyone Famous? 4.Most Made One Day 5.Car Story 6.Weather Story 7.Sex Story 8.Something Doesn't fell Right Story 9.Robbed or Violence?? Best tip was $40 overall but most memorable was a drunk girl who thought she was handing me three singles and actually handed me a 20 and 2 singles.
Best bong tip was this killer hybrid of Blue Dream and Golden Goat some guy had. We ripped it for a couple minutes and made small talk before I realized I would probably be too high to drive.
Nobody famous yet, but one of the guys at my store has delivered to John Cusack.
Most I made in one day was a Saturday night with shit weather and only 2 drivers... $266 just in tips in 8.5 hours of driving.
Car story? Well, both my mirrors are gone, there are bullet holes in the front of my hood, all doors are dented in except the driver's side, and I have lots of fun knocking noises and fluid leaks. I haven't actually ever been in an accident with it, but only an idiot buys a nice car to deliver in. I also mostly deliver by bike now.
Winter in Chicago was the worst ever. I completely ate shit on the ice with some dude's pizza in hand and he saw me eat shit right in front of his quaint little townhouse. Did he freak out and see if I was ok? No. He called the store and bitched that I had bounced his toppings around.
Boy do I wish this job was like it's portrayed in porn. Unfortunately the only nudity I get to see is penis and lots of it. Most of it intentionally on their behalf. Lots of exhibitionists use us as their victims. I think my favorite was the guy who masturbated at me when he opened his door and I just stared at him awkwardly for a good 90 seconds before he slammed the door shut.
Every time I go to the projects lol.
When I worked at Pizza Hut a while back, I got attacked by a drunk redneck with a car battery. Since he assumed that was an acceptable weapon, I used the dismantled IKEA bookcase in my backseat as my response.
I completely ate shit on the ice with some dude's pizza in hand and he saw me eat shit right in front of his quaint little townhouse. Did he freak out and see if I was ok? No. He called the store and bitched that I had bounced his toppings around. As a former driver, I 100% believe this. Those feels...
So did the masturbator pay for his pizza? I assume that gets a note in the Papa John's delivery database for future deliveries. Ha! No, he did not. He was blacklisted from our system and the manager that night filed a police report to have him arrested. He may not have paid for it but for the amount of time we just stood there staring so awkwardly at each other, it was worth it.
there are bullet holes in the front of my hood. Please, tell me more. There was a drive-by shooting in the alley behind the restaurant I live next to a couple years back and my poor Oxana was in the line of fire!
ITT/tl;dr: some pizza guy does drugs and everyone gives him upvotes. he's probably just appealing to the shallow hivemind of reddit to become popular. well its not working against me engages downvote Nice. Well, pizza delivery does attract a lot of deadbeats and junkies, but I am not. Started in college and it has stuck with me into my teaching years, seeing as that's not always enough excitement or money to keep my Internet fast and fridge full.
Worth it for who? Worth it for me to see this exhibitionist pervert finally get scared as the 6 foot tall pizza guy looked down at him.
Scared...or aroused? I couldn't tell, his package was too small.
When you want pizza, do you get Papa John's or some other kind? Do you get a discount for working there? We get half off everything as an employee discount, but Papa John's is fucking disgusting to me now. That and I'm on a diet. And, well, as any Chicagoan knows, it's no excuse for real pizza. When I want pizza now I either make my own deep dish or order from a local joint down here in Bridgeport. I shouldn't lie though, Domino's is my guilty pleasure when I'm high as shit.
Funny enough, we often order pizza to Papa John's and vice versa. Customers in the store always get a kick out of seeing some Lou Malnati's driver show up in our lobby looking confused as all hell.
Why is a stoned pizza delivery guy awake at 6:30??? Well, I did go to bed eventually! Truth is, I'm not stoned, just working on other stuff. Pizza delivery isn't my only job, thank god. Not to mention I get off work at 2 AM on most nights and don't get home til around 3 AM or later.
Tonight and Saturday night are different, however. I smoke John Lennon amounts of marijuana on the weekends.
Do you actually remember the addresses that don't tip? If you do, is there anything you do differently because you know? I dunno, like... place a pube under a slice of pepperoni? Yes, and I keep a little black book of all of them. If you don't tip once, consider yourself warned. If you become a repeat offender, you get jotted down in my book. Name, address, phone number, perceived personality traits, everything. Believe it or not, as bad as this sounds, I keep track of my customers' drug usage so if they don't tip I can call in the boys in blue. I have once in my career had an entire party of high schoolers arrested for underage drinking because they wasted almost an hour of my time and didn't tip.
Basically, don't fuck with the pizza guy. We won't fuck with your food, don't worry, that's illegal and just wrong. But we are creative and won't stop at anything to either scare the stiffers straight or make their experience a living hell. And we share these lists between different chains, so you're really not safe anywhere anymore once you don't tip a few times. Just a heads up.
Wow they dont give you a 2 dollar tip and you potentially ruin somebodies life. Hope you feel good about yourself there. Not after one time, no. But repeat offenders? Absolutely. We depend on this money to pay our bills. It's not like every pizza guy goes out boozing every weekend like most of the customers we serve. I scrape by with a constant bank account under $50. So yeah, every $2 counts, man. If you are constantly costing me money to deliver your food, you're gonna get messed with.
Now, we would never mess with someone's actual food. It's illegal. And I trust other people not to do that to me. But if I didn't tip my waiters and drivers I would expect to be disrespected, as not tipping is.
Friend in college worked PJ's in Detroit. So you know the shitty nasty weather in winter she had to deal with. She'd pull up between deliveries by the door to grab more pie, and leave the car running. One day between her 60 seconds inside, someone stole her car. (wrecked it later). Do you ever do this, as far as leaving your running car for a bit in the winter? Here's what I was told from day one and I tell rookies these days: under no circumstances do you EVER leave your car running, no matter what the weather. Now, leaving it unlocked vs. locked is your call but especially in a big city like Detroit or Chicago, it's a big no-no. Not to mention most big chains will not cover your ass if your car is stolen when you left it running. Even though our store is in an affluent area, we've had drivers' cars get broken into and bikes stolen in under 30 seconds right in front of the store.
Thanks for the reply!! We did all kind of laugh at her for doing it. I think she's now the district manager somewhere for PJ, but never made that same mistake again. Hate to show my age, but that was 10+ years ago. Hopefully she changed the training. Also, thanks for the great pizzas! No prob! It happens to the best of 'em, unfortunately. She should at least be glad it was just her car and not her, too!
I know this is late but I'm curious. In my 15 years delivery driving for various types of food, I never once delivered to a person at a hotel with clothes on. Does that happen frequently to you? Yes! The most recent was the masturbator mentioned above, but I have had the same experience. Hotels just do not fare well for delivery drivers usually. I've been attacked with a car battery in the parking lot of one and seen more penis than Lisa Lampanelli at hotels.
Thanks again. One final question before work... Most places now have a delivery fee. Do you as a driver get that, or some? Or are we still expected to tip? This has been one of my pet peeves for some time. Thank god PJs finally put something on their boxes and receipts saying that no, the drivers do not see that delivery charge. Yes, tipping is still expected, and this whole delivery charge thing is a real robbery from the drivers because it convinces people that tipping is unnecessary.
I know this isn't all pizza delivery places, but hoping you know what goes on in general now. The real scam is that large chains pay us rarely more than $5-$6 an hour, and assuming we take 3 deliveries an hour, that means that not only is PJs using that $2.75 delivery fee to upcharge the customer, but they're using it to pay our wages and profit on us being there. 'Merica.
Unfortunately that charge is why is topped getting delivery from PJs. I'll jsut go pick it up myself. I knew that wasn't tip and I have a hard time paying $5 for delivery on an $11 pizza. I agree. The delivery charge is just a way for chains to never have to pay their driver staff and let the customers do it instead. I wish more people on the outside stood up to it like you.
Have you ever been invited to a spur-of-the-moment sexual liason? No, but I do have a story that's close.
Some drunk assholes at a bachelorette party right on the lake decided to order pizza at the same time they had ordered a pizza delivery-themed stripper. When I knocked on the door, I was pulled into a dark room full of screaming women and thought that either I was a dead man or I had finally spontaneously combusted and received my 72 virgins. Turns out they thought I was the stripper and we all had a good laugh. I kind of wish I was after they turned all the lights on; there was a room full of 40 or so drunk 20-somethings ready for action. That was a tip enough :D.
My friend is pizza delivery guy at aurellios and he recently delivered it to some of the members of the Chicago Bulls. Have you ever delivered to someone famous? I wish, but I'm not sure there are too many famous folks in our delivery zone. One of our drivers has delivered to John Cusack, but that's pretty much the extent of our fame!
What's the weirdest thing you have come across while delivering pizza? I used to deliver in a heavily Chinese area and once, when looking for a customer who wouldn't answer their door or phone, witnessed a pig being chloroformed and sliced open illegally in their backyard. I can only hope that pig didn't become the 'orange chicken' I had for dinner.
At my current store there was this crackhead guy one time that ran out of the gangway next to us holding a bent-up bike tire in the air and screaming "The pigeons stole my fucking toothpaste! I can't wash me shins!" Homeless people are quite entertaining in Chicago.
Could care less about the Chinese pig thing, but that homeless person's gibberish is classic. Wow. I'd have wanted to actually help him/her get some toothpaste, because everyone deserves to be able to wash their shins. Yeah the first one just really weirded me out. I don't do well with blood :P. With that homeless guy, I wasn't sure whether I should run away or actually give him change or a sandwich for his creativity.
Do you deliver to dark, eerie looking homes in deep south Texas? I did this kind of work as a teen - you are so right about it teaching you about humanity. I used to deliver to ghettos and get tips but in the posher neighborhoods - forget it lol. Lol no, not thus far. I totally agree, though. Rich people are the worst tippers and ghetto deliveries either don't tip or rob you!
Do you work at the one off of Lincoln?!?! Cause if so, I MIGHT HAVE SEEN YOUR FACE BEFORE! If not, sorry for shouting. Well there are a couple off of Lincoln. If you're thinking the one off Irving Park, close but no cigar ;). I work at the one off Diversey.
I'm gonna guess a street called diversity is in a shitty area... Lol I get asked this a lot actually. The street is Diversey Ave, not Diversity. It's named after some 19th century beer brewer, much like Lill Avenue to the south.
Do you guys get part of the delivery charge of should I still tip you? We don't see it, bottom line. PJs gives us $0.75 per run, but the government even says it takes about $0.50 per mile to keep a car going between long term repairs and fuel. So yes, tips are a must and a necessary evil, the way I see it. Tip the pizza guy, please!
You deliver to Lakeview? I'm gonna need some pizza later this afternoon. Depends on what part of Lakeview, but that's most likely the store at 3927 Lincoln. 773-525-7272.
Are you still doing this? Okay, here I go... Papa John's offers a lot of management opportunities (in my personal experience here in Florida) do you see yourself climbing the ladder or is this just a thing that leads to the next thing for you? Yes, they do, and I have been up the ladder and voluntarily climbed back down... This is just a side gig for me now, something to do at night as I teach music and whatnot during the day. To be honest, I make about twice as much money at this store delivering than I would managing.
My boyfriend ordered and he went to the store and he doesn't have any cash so can you leave the pizza and come back for the money later or go to the store and meet him? Yeah, this happens more often than you might think. He can pays with a card or come back with cash. We can't sell orders that have been sitting out for more than 2 hours under the heat lamps, though. That's just gross and by that point the drivers are staring at it sitting there like a pack of hungry wolves.
I always order around $25 worth of pizza and usually always tip $5. Is this tip acceptable? We live less than 2 minutes from the local Pizza Hut we order from and I am lazy. You are awesome, my friend. A $5 tip is excellent. The general rule of thumb, since a lot of chains don't have a minimum order for delivery, is that you tip $3 or 15%, whichever is greater. A lot of people think $1 is still a tip. This is not 1988.
Also, even if it is out of your control, do you feel if a pizza takes longer than 30 minutes it is rude to not tip? Especially if the online timer said it would be there at a certain time? Also, the delivery time has nothing to do with the drivers. This is a common misconception. While we try to be as accurate as possible with delivery time quotas, we have to keep them low to keep corporate happy. If you live in a big city or order during a busy time (dinner rush or late-night), expect it to be different. A lot of times drivers are held up by surprise large orders of 10 or more pizzas or the very common drunk customer that fell asleep and won't answer their phone. We do try to get it there as soon as possible. That being said, I make it a point to apologize for any pizza that took more than 45 minutes whether it was my fault or not.
Cool, thanks. Like I said, I always tip anyways, I know you guys live on tips. You pay my bills and I am eternally grateful. People like you always get your orders as fast as possible and bumped up in line.
What's your take on the black population of Chicago not tipping? Well, we deliver to Lincoln Park, which is mostly white, but there are some black folks in our area (mostly middle class but some over in the projects on the river at Diversey). We all hate to admit it but anyone who has ever worked for tips as a waitewaitress or delivery drivers know the stereotype that black people don't tip. Well, it's true. About 90% of the time. Yes, for some people it does have an impact on their service time and quality. Not sure how or when this will ever change, sorry to say.
It's just one of those things that everyone knows and acknowledges (even the black drivers) but is kind of afraid to talk about for obvious reasons. It's not just black people, either. Most customers from other countries can be expected to not tip as well.
How do yall make the garlic sauce, and can you buy them in bulk? That garlic sauce is now thoroughly disgusting to me, I hate to admit. It's made at some corporate factory like every other ingredient in every chain's pizza. I've never done it personally, but I know some of our management will buy cases of the stuff for customers who are loyal and beg for it. We get 200 of those cups for $12 and then charge $0.75 a cup to the customer. But because they're so cheap, the employees usually take a lot of them home to make garlic mashed potatoes and other stoner concoctions with at home.
Wouldnt putting actual minced garlic in their potatoes make a better garlic mashed potato? Yes, but you have to try it at least once!
If you had to choose between the brain of a monkey with the body of a human, or the brain of a human with the body of a monkey, what would you choose? Brain of a human with the body of a monkey, for sure. Maybe it would help the other monkeys learn our ways better if it was coming from one of their own.
Did anyone ever answer the door and was just plain rude the whole time? Like for example, you open the door and they scream or sneer at you for no reason? It's interesting. A lot of people over the phone will be rude and nasty, but when a big pizza man comes to their door they get scared straight and put on a smile.
Have any lonely housewives ever wanted to have sex with you? None of them have ever directly told me, but I can remember one woman way back when who would always request me to take her pizza to her and come to the door in a low-cut bathrobe or tank top with no bra on. To be honest, I think she got a rise out of showing herself off as much as all the dick flashers I have encountered.
I work at 300 N LaSalle. Could you hook me up with a free za? Not in our area, sorry. That'd be the River North store. I can tell you, though, it's damned easy to get a free pizza from us. The management will always believe you if you call and say your pizza was wrong. They have to give you a free large.
How much do you receive in compensation for the use of your vehicle, in $ per mile (or cents per mile). If you don't know that, what is your per delivery reimbursement and what does your store base that number off of in terms of average distance driven per delivery? We don't get paid by mile, but we do get $0.75 per delivery. Our deliveries average about 2 miles round trip, and my car gets about 18 MPG in the city, so each run costs me roughly $0.50 in gas. So after our hourly wages and an average of 3 deliveries an hour, I make about $6.25 an hour plus tips.
Are you positive on that miles per delivery average or are you just guessing? Do you know what your franchise bases the compensation on? I could make more comments about the last sentence, but will hold back for now. Yes, the exact average is something like 2.03 miles. So it's a rough estimate of what I'm making per hour. Considering our average tips are above $4 however, we make a lot more than $6.25 an hour.
Yeah, that whole situation is a lot more to get into. Basically, choose your friends wisely.
I usually always tip my delivery guy. One time though I miscalculated and didn't have enough cash. I made it up to him by giving him 10 dollars the next time. :) Also happens a lot. It's fine, as long as it's made up for. I referenced our 'shit list' in another post, and as I put there, you're not gonna get messed with over forgetting to tip once. We know it happens :).
What's your favorite pizza toppings? Personally, I love all things spicy. 90% of the pizza I order is deep dish, and when I get that, I always get pepperoni, hot Italian sausage, and hot giardiniera. When I get regular crust from Domino's or something, though, it's always pineapple, bacon, Canadian bacon, red peppers, and BBQ sauce instead of pizza sauce.
I love Papa Johns. Since we got a store in my area a couple years ago, I've ordered a few pizzas a month from there. Always order online by CC, and always add a $7-$10 tip. My pizza has never taken longer than 30 minutes to get here, so my question is more out of curiousity, but I've always wondered- if you had two deliveries, one where they already tipped on the card and one where they hadn't, who would you deliver to first? A lot of Chicagoans do, too! I love the pre-pay tip feature we have online, as well. The way drivers figure it is we take whoever tips the highest percentage first, which is way against company policy but is a pretty strict code of conduct in our world. Unless one or more of the orders is late; I wouldn't make someone wait an extra 15 minutes if they had actually ordered long before the other order(s). But you high tippers are awesome and appreciated and people probably recognize your name and give you extra peppers :).
I drive for Pizza Hut so I know most of your feels. For some reason I average like 2.50 tip per delivery and everyone else manages to get 3/4. So my question: average tip? And what "script" do you use when at their door? Yeah that's the problem I had when I was at Pizza Hut, too. My average now is over $5. The good thing about Papa John's, though, is that they have an option on online orders to pre-pay a tip. Just let that sink in and think about how messed up our system of tipping and paying sub-minimum wages is here in the states..
Anyway, customers like it when you are smiling and make it known that you went out of your way for them. When I'm taking orders in-store, I often take my time inputting the order in the computer and tell them I'm going through all of our coupons and deals to make sure they're getting the best discount. Of course I already know which one to give them, but it makes them feel special. If they ordered extra sauce or sides, let them know you double checked for them and take care to let them know what box they are in, etc. Comment on their home and a painting you like, or that it smells nice, you know, all bullshit but something to make them feel pretty.
The world of tips can be quite evil, but the best way to get tips is to manipulate the customer into thinking you care about them. In fact, this is key in all retail. Sounds fucked up but it'll keep you afloat. That, and in this world of pizza delivery, take as many doubles/triple/quads as you can. I'm not sure how busy you guys are, but I rarely take single runs out at once now. Make sure you know your area well and management will catch on to the fact you know your shit.
Where do you work around? South of Fullerton? South down Austin? Delivery area is from North to Belmont, river to lake. Our store is at Clark/Diversey/Broadway.
Do you guys not collect those complimentary cards on deliveries? I got one a year ago and have just been re-using it since and paying the $5 and change "delivery charge". Well, we're supposed to, but the management or whoever took your order usually doesn't remember to let the driver know to collect the card when they're headed out. It's a huge oversight problem with this company, but hey, who can argue with $5 large pizzas?
Fun fact: I have like 80 of those things in my car from over time that I let friends use to order Papa John's.
The answer is no one can argue $5 large pizzas, what is your favorite specialty pizza? I actually liked the double cheeseburger pizza we had a couple months back... it sounds weird but it was strangely delicious. The one we've got out right now, sweet chili chicken, is thoroughly disgusting.
But my staple has always been Hawaiian, the plain 'ol pineapple, ham, bacon, and BBQ sauce.
Am I an asshole if I tip with quarters? I once gave a guy 6 worth of quarters. He just laughed and said bye. Ha! Not at all. We get to change that out at the end of the night. I get rid of all my singles usually and take the stores bigger bills. Pizza shops thrive on dollar bills and quarters like a casino.
How old are you 2. do you carry a gun for protection? 26.
No, I would if I could, but most pizza places don't let you carry more than maybe a knife. I haven't ever felt the need to have one at this store.
How much money per hour would you need before you considered being an independent driver (you don't work for the company; you're a contractor)? I'd have to think about that, but at least double the $5.50/hour I see right now. And they'd have to stop charging that ridiculous 'delivery fee.'
I don't understand; they charge you as the driver a delivery fee? I thought delivery fees mostly go into the driver's pocket. Nope, they charge the customer the delivery fee that then pays our wages so they don't have to.
I work for a family owned pizza shop and the two dollar delivery fee comes out of the register and goes directly in the drivers pocket. That's awesome! What do you guys get per hour?
Would you be happy with a delivery fee that you kept 100% of? Yes, because it would make up for all the customers who don't tip. $2.75 is our delivery fee, and it would make our jobs a lot easier to do if we just saw all of that. At the same time, it would change the game of delivery. We literally only care about tips and it's become kind of a fun game trying to get them over the years.
Have you ever been asked to star in a porn film while delivering pizza? No, but I wish! I know my 13-year-old self dreamed of being a pizza guy at one point..
I did some calculations for a delivery place once and found that tips averaged 18.5%. I think an independent delivery service that simply charged 20% delivery charge [no tips allowed] and passed it almost completely to the drivers might work well for everyone; do you agree? Definitely. Actually, there are a couple companies in Chicago I know of that are doing this now. My favorite is called WeDeliver. Hours are picked by the drivers and they choose the runs they want to take on a smartphone app during business hours from 7 AM to 10 PM. They get paid a commission off of each delivery and can make pretty good money actually.
Ever been offered sexual acts by those who don't have the money for the pizza? Not yet. And, seeing as I need the money more, I'm glad!
He's got over negative 8000 karma, of course he's a douche. Keep him going so we can get him OVER 9000.
Why the fuck would someone eat at Papa Johns in CHICAGO !!! There are so many Pizza places that are non chain that are a thousand times better. Thank you a thousand times over for this. I personally am a complete pizza snob to the point where I can hardly eat out for pizza anymore because I make my own deep dish at home! I never liked Papa John's much but after eating it daily for so long I really loathe the stuff. Yes, even the garlic sauce.
From a former pizza delivery driver to another delivery driver: keep on keeping on. It is a noble labor we provide. Thanks, brother. We do our best!
As a delivery driver, how do you feel about the counter person (individual who answers all the calls and such) Often times when we are slow or really backed up, I am also that counter person. They are pretty up to speed on what info the drivers need. If we have really large tips on massive orders, some of us will split it with the cooks and phone operators.
R u gay. No.
Proof? Don't have proof of the store I work at but I can get it today... posting an Imgur link now for proof I do actually work at PJs
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