Space Pirates - Geppetto’s and Pietro’s A Community Collaboration
Like Geppetto’s… Pietro’s Pizza has been in Salem for a very long time, offering great food and family fun! Can’t count the number of times our family dined there when our kids were little, sports award nights, birthday parties and the like.
A man named Bradley is currently one of the managers at their Hawthorne and Market Street location. Bradley happily dined anonymously at Geppetto’s until I asked what he did for a living.
Shocked I said, What?!”
“You manage Pietro’s and dine with us for pizza?”
“Yes.” He softly replied. “I love your pizza.”
Explaining further he said, “Especially your deep dish with pepperoni and jalapeño.”
Bradley is a kind and gentle soul. Pietro’s is blessed to have him as a manager. Ever since he revealed his treasured place of employment he has offered to help Geppetto’s (while keeping his real job) in any way he could.
When we were desperate for a delivery driver he jumped in the game. He is now delivering for us Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Our hearts sunk last night when NW Natural gas shut us down because of an underground pipe leak. Two separate pizza deliveries planned for today and no way to contact the customer to inform. Twenty-two pizzas in total for delivery and no gas to run the oven. Well… one phone call was all it took. Bradley was willing to help. He showed up at Pietro’s on his day off and made our pizzas there. He honored the cheese on top… but couldn’t bring himself to cut it into squares. Our two groups were made happy, orders filled.
Pietro’s… and Bradley… and Manager Lisa and their staff saved the day for Geppetto’s. We count their help as a miracle. We live in an awesome community where when we help each other we all do well.
Another miracle today… the fact that Wolfer’s Plumbing is coming tomorrow morning to fix our leaky gas pipe. A far cry from the original word, “Well, right now, we’re booked a month out.” When I heard that… I thought I might die.
So fun to hear the two ladies on the other end of the line exclaim in unison, “We love Geppetto’s!”
Thanks also to the Salem Chamber of Commerce for standing with us in business. I reached out with a plea for help last night and slept better knowing we were not alone.
So much to be thankful for. Space Pirates can be good guys. More soon.