Election night: It’s all about the food, I mean democracy
I’m not going to sugarcoat it for you. Probably the biggest accomplishment I’ve have in the year and a half I’ve been with the York Daily Record came on Tuesday.
I would have written about it sooner, but I was in a post-election coma. Not from coordinating election coverage, which is a daunting task. But from election night food.
I, Kate Harmon, am the “Pizza Hero” after successfully getting pizza in the newsroom on Election night.
Why is this such a big deal, you may ask.
Well, journalists love food. And I mean love. We’ll eat whatever’s left out on a table, even if it’s stale or old. Anything that’s free. Most anything.
So why yes, democracy is grand, so is the right to choose — #teampizza.
In past years, YDR has had sandwiches on election night. When I got here I was shocked, and last election night made a video about the great debate.
This year, I was graciously allowed to get pizza, and delegated ordering to Kara Eberle to make her do all the heavy lifting.
Let’s just say it was a success. We ordered 10 pizzas and all of it was gone in less than 20 minutes. We had to order six more for those coming in at 9 p.m., and those were gone so quickly that poor Brad Jennings didn’t even get a slice.
So while America had to wait a few more hours for their big decision Tuesday, the York Daily Record made theirs earlier. Team pizza.
We also like debating about other foods as well. Check out photographer Chris Dunn’s Election Day debate: Cake or pie.