Jalapeños are an underrated pizza topping. Sure, the peppers get a lot of action when it comes to Tex-Mex—and now, infamously, macaroni and cheese—but too often jalapeños are neglected in favor of cured meats when it comes fast-food Italian fare.
With this unjust power structure in mind, it makes sense that a woman in Linlithgow, Scotland would get a bit perturbed when her local Domino's put a paltry seven jalapeños on her pizza. Apparently 31-year-old Anneliese Shabbir would become so frustrated with the restaurant that Domino's eventually banned her from placing another order.
"I actually ring them and place an order for collection, rather than use the website, so that I can speak to someone and stress the bit about extra jalapeños," she told Metro. "With the most recent pizza there were literally seven jalapeños on the whole pizza. It was pathetic."
Still, Shabbir—who started craving jalapeños while she was pregnant with her first child, and now eats Domino's with her husband four times a week—had her many cries for justice go unanswered.
"I’ve complained about it before, yet I still get the same pizza," she said. "I called in to yet again complain and I was told by the management team that if they continue to disappoint me, then they would encourage me to go elsewhere."
The local Domino's officially severed its long, contentious relationship with Shabbir over email—practically ghosting the poor woman—and later confirmed the news in a statement to Metro.
"Despite every effort by our store team to satisfy Ms. Shabbir, it seemed we were unable to meet her expectations, and so it was suggested that it may be best for both parties if we do not accept any future orders from her," a spokesperson for the company said. "We fully support the store’s decision in this case. These decisions are not taken lightly. However, in some limited circumstances, unfortunately, it is our only course of action.”
Still, true love can overcome any obstacle. Shabbir says she's now prepared to make the one-hour round trip to the second nearest Domino's in Livingston —and they better have her f*cking jalapeños.