True story. I was a victim of theft this week in the United Terminal at Chicago O’Hare. And you know what was stolen? My deep dish pizza.
Pizza Theft At ORD
Earlier I shared that my airport hotel had no food service (they claimed it was for my safety…how convenient). I responded by having breakfast at Giordano’s, a famous Chicago chain known for its deep dish pizza.
The pizza was absolutely lovely (though Lou Malnati’s makes better pizza…), but my eyes were far bigger than my stomach. Instead of ordering an individual pizza, I ordered a “small” pizza. I’d say it was the opposite of small and I could only eat half of it…
There was no way I was going to waste this pizza. Not only because it was $21, but because it was so delicious. So I repacked it and took it with me to the airport. I planned to heat it up at home and enjoy a little taste of Chicago in my own kitchen.
I sat down around gate B6, where my flight to Los Angeles was departing from. I set my pizza down on the table next to me, pulled out my laptop, and began working. About an hour before the flight, there appeared to be some sort of delay so I went up to the gate agent to inquire.
When I returned to my seat, my luggage was still there…but the pizza was gone.
I looked around quickly for a janitor, thinking it had been taken accidentally. But no janitor was around. I looked around at the other passengers seated nearby and no one had my pizza, which was clearly visible in a Giordano’s plastic bag. I asked the lady seated nearby if she had seen anyone take my pizza and she shook her head.
Had I gone crazy? I returned to the security checkpoint even though I knew (beyond the shadow of a doubt) that the pizza had been sitting right next to me. Nope, it wasn’t there.
I’ll admit, I even checked out the trash cans…they were not in there either.
So I hope whoever stole my pizza enjoyed the second half as much as I enjoyed the first half…
And be sure to guard all your personal items, especially your pizza, in the Windy City.