Personally, I’m a firm believer that if you want something to happen you need to work for it. Sitting around and complaining won’t change anything, if you want change you have to take action.
This can be applied in lots of ways. For example, changing the length/price of university courses so that students aren’t being taken advantage of will be hard – but if you don’t at least try, it’s a surety that nothing will change.
Another example is within businesses. Before Christmas I did what any uni student does – I ordered a takeaway. For me, this can be a challenge because of my various dietary requirements. However, there are some brands that cater for this – such as Zizzi Ristorante on Deliveroo.
I was disappointed when my pizza arrived that it tasted so different to the standard Zizzi usually upholds – to be frank, it was gross. I was already annoyed because the options for Zizzi had been changed on Deliveroo so that I could only order gluten-free or dairy-free, not both. When previously I could order a gluten-free crust with vegan cheese.
In November, unbeknownst to me, Zizzi changed the type of vegan cheese they were using on their pizzas. Many people complained that it wasn’t as nice and that they should go back to their original recipe (Mozzarisella).
In December, Zizzi announced that they would be reverting back to the original cheese in late January. Fair play to Zizzi, they tried something new, but at the end of the day – they listened to the feedback from their customers and delivered on what they wanted. I went to Zizzi’s last night and the pizza was as nice as it had been before the change. The combo of a gluten-free crust and vegan cheese is also once again available on Deliveroo!
So, basically this entire blog post is my way of commending Zizzi; having a dig at the education system (which is crap value for money) and reminding people that if you want something, go out and get it instead of waiting around for someone else to do it for you. Change doesn’t come easy.
Student Strike anyone?