Be Cool To The Pizza Dude
Be cool to the pizza dude; it is good luck. Four principles guide the pizza dude philosophy.
Principle 1: It is a practice in humility and forgiveness. The pizza dude speeds by in his rusted Chevette…his pizza light atop his car glowing like a beacon reminds me to check myself as I flow through the world.
Principle 2: It is a practice in empathy. Let’s face it: We’ve all taken jobs just to have a job because some money is better than none.
Principle 3: It is a practice in honor, and it reminds me of honest work. The dudes sleep the sleep of the just.
Principle 4: It is a practice in equality - my measurement as a human being, my worth, is the pride I take in performing my job - any job - ….I am equal to all because of the kindness in my heart.
This is an excerpt and summarization from Sarah Adams’ essay in This I Believe.