On the way home I decided to stop at a Little Caesars Pizza, Pizza Place. The pizza from Caesars is not a gourmet pie or anywhere near the best pizza in the market but it is fast and cheap. You walk in, place your order, they turn from the cash register pull the pizza box out of the warming case you pay your five dollars and away you go. You’re on the way home. Tonight I pulled up to the Caesars at 116th Street and Allisonville Road. I don’t know this place as well as other Caesars. There was a young man standing at the counter…


“May I help you?”

I happen to look in the glass warming case on the counter and noticed a smaller box of something I had never seen before. I asked the young man, what is in the box? He pulled it out of the warming case and looked at it and said it was cheesy bread. I told him I would like to try it; I didn’t know they made cheese bread. He put his finger into the cellophane and looked up at me and said, “I don’t want to sell this to you, it’s been in the warming case for a while.”

I was kind of taken back by his honesty. Most kids his age would have simply added it to my bill and I would have complained to my-self later, “That was a mistake.”

I thanked him for being honest… and I told him I didn’t want to wait for him to make a fresh batch and gave him my pizza order. He noticed my Canon G-16 hanging around my neck inside my coat.


“No, I live here in Indianapolis.”

“Why do you carry a camera like that one?”

“Well… you never know when I might find a Kodak moment. Like you for example.”

I took my camera in hand and turned it on slowly waiting for him to tell me he didn’t want his picture taken. He didn’t stop me and stood there looking at me as I asked… “Can I take your picture?”

“What do you do with them after you take them?”

“I put them on my blog” I told him.

“What’s the name of your blog?” he asked?

As I was telling him, “The Villages Social Diary dot com” he pulled his phone out of his pocket and began typing in the address. He then asked me to repeat the address… he asked my name. I told him. He turned the face of his phone toward me and asked is this the web site? Is this you in the yellow car? He wanted to know the make of my mean yellow Pontiac Solstice GXP.

His next question, “When will I be on your web site?”

I really don’t know his name, but the receipt said, “Cashier, Jason S.” So here you go Jason S. Just as promised you made the big blog. Maybe next time, I will try the cheese bread.



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Stephen A and Scott Duncan publish "ByDuncan.com" Scott photographs (Duncan Photography) and is the guy who keeps this site running. Steve (left) is a photographer (Duncan Photography) and writes to "ByDuncan.com"