A Grave Decision

“You have to make the call sir.” Commanded the droning monotone voice

“Don’t you think I know that?!”

“I need a decision so I know what to tell the boys in the back.” The voice continued

“J-Just give me a minute will you?” The disgruntled man wrestles with the phone before placing it back to his ear

“I don’t know, I’m sorry I just don’t.”

“I understand, sir.”

“Tell me, in your experience, what do you think she would have wanted?” he asked shakily

“I think you know that’s not my place to say, sir. This is your decision and your decision alone.”

The man sighs heavily “You’re right, I just-” his voice cracks “I can’t fail her on this. You understand? This is supposed to be her special day, you know? And I-”

Silence fills the air between the two strangers.

“Sir, I won’t undermine the importance of the situation, but, unfortunately, you aren’t the only person I need to call tonight.”

“I know…I can only imagine how busy you all are on this particular night.”

“You need to make a call sir. What’s it going to be?”

The man took a moment to consider his options. He knew whatever he picked, he would have to live with the rest of the evening if not the rest of his life.

“Ok. I’ve made up my mind. I… just ask you don’t judge me too harshly for my decision.”

“I would never sir, I’m a professional. What’s it going to be?”

“I’m gonna go with pineapple on that extra large pizza. It’s probably what she meant to say but it’s just so hard to make out her damned handwriting.”

“Excellent, would you like ham with that?”

“The works. If we are going to do this, we are going full in.”

“Very good sir. Your pie will be there in 30 minutes or less. Thank you for choosing Domino’s.”

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