Saturday, 29 December 2007

Is Chris The World's Tallest Pizza Delivery Guy?

Chris GlossopPizza deliveryman Chris Glossop finds work a bit of a tall order.

Well, when you are 7ft in height you do tend to stand out head and shoulders above everyone else in a very competitive business.

So when he is out and about dispatching delicious fast food to customers, 34-year-old Chris can genuinely boast he's certainly on top of his job.

The long and the short of it is that Chris is proud to be a man with altitude!

Bachelor Chris, of Canal Street, Macclesfield, has worked at Gio's takeaway pizza on Sunderland Street for two years and is the tallest pizza producer in Macclesfield - probably in Britain.

Former Poynton High pupil, Chris, who wears size 14 shoes and sports a 40-inch inside leg, said: "Occasionally people are a bit surprised when I turn up at the door, but the regulars know me now. They don't notice, really."

Height does seem to run in his family, although his granddad, Donald, 90, is quite a bit shorter at 6ft 4in, with his mum, Anne, 6ft, and his dad John, 62, a somewhat diminutive 5ft 8in.

Chris, a keen Manchester United fan, works during the week as a pensions officer at Royal London in Wilmslow, but piles on the pepperoni at the weekends, delivering all over Macclesfield to earn extra cash.

And now that Gio's has permission to expand by opening a grilled chicken parlour next door to the takeway, Chris is facing an even TALLER order helping lift the business to new heights.

"I expect he will take it in his ample stride as usual," said boss, manager Ali Tagai. "He's a giant among men."

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