Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pizza....at the Oscars? What?

Damn it! Time to roll the pizza dough again.

I bet these were the words the pizza guy had in his mind that morning when he got to work. But little did he know that his life was about to take a big leap into a mini stardom. Only because he was  in the right place, at the right time, and at the right moment.

If you watched the Oscar this past Sunday,  you know exactly which dude i'm talking about. If not, you can easily follow.

There was once an unknowing  pizza delivery guy who followed Ellen Degeneres  as they entered the Oscar's stage. All of a sudden, there he was, in front of millions of tv viewers, watching him  hand deliver pizza to Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Harrison Ford to name a few!

What do you think was going on inside his mind at that moment?

Did he think he was being punked?

Did you think this was all scripted?

So, I went to go check it out.


As it turned out, Edgar Martirosyan, the most popular pizza delivery guy right now, did not know what the heck was supposed to happen.

Come to think of it, no one does.

I mean, there is no way any of us could know what's suppose to happen to us once we get out of our bed -  in the morning, noon, or night. All we know is what we are accustomed to. The every day life. The little things we do.

Yet sometimes, unexpected events do happen. And when it happens, it catches us off guard.

But daaamn, what a way to be put on a spot.

People dream of their "5 minutes of fame" moment and what Matirosyan got was more than what most of us can ever imagine.

The said fame continues to crawl through the web like a mad virus infiltrating the social media, news blogs, and even tv interviews. Ellen even hand delivered a $1000 tip to Martirosyan on her show!

We can spend so much time talking about this Oscar event. Probably even more than who the big winners were. I think this by far was the most entertaining part of all. Pizza guy stole the limelight right out of the red carpet. Undeniably, a confirmation that it can happen to anyone!

But what is it about this story that draws us in? What is so intriguing about it?

It's our love for fairy tales. We love the Cinderella story over and over again. A smithereen of our innocence in which we have left a long time ago during our magical years, still lingering in our hearts, only to awaken when we read a good story like the pizza guy.

A very good friend of mine told me once, "Dream big and do not settle". When you dream big, you expose yourself to enormous amounts of possibilities.You're open to challenges and learn in the process. Life becomes exciting!

There was absolutely no way we could've known what Martirosyan's  aspirations in life were. But, what he delivered us was the hope that through fate, destiny or merely pure luck, big things can happen to any of us. That fairy tales do happen.

And dreams can come true.

Pizza guy was a true testimony of this as he got to meet and hand deliver a slice of pizza to his star, Julia Roberts. How sweeet!

So all you daydreamers out there, what's in your dreams?

"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize that they were the big things".
-  Robert Brault


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