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Unintended Consequences

Delivery drivers brag that they won’t pick up an order unless it is marked as coming with a large tip.

So consumers respond by promising large tips, but not following through.

6 replies on “Unintended Consequences”

it’s not a right to get a tip you cucks…i don’t have to give you 2 shits…it’s a social norm and a form of respect…but you still need to earn it…

And promising but not giving a tip will work for a little while, sure. Right until a delivery guy starts a blacklist online for drivers.

Honestly … I just don’t care. But I tend to agree with joe. They’re already getting paid, a tip is for above-and-beyond services rendered.

Delivery of fast (or fast casual) restaurant food to able bodied people, and then having pissing matches over tips – or lack thereof – is a first world bullshit problem if ever I heard one. Even if you chose to live in an urban shithole where you prefer the conveneince of it. Overpacked urban shitholes are themselves a first world bullshit problem.

So many damned lazy people can’t go get their own? And these delivery “jobs” only exist because we have entire swathes of population that are either not otherwise gainfully employable, and/or large numbers of otherwise employable people for whom no decent jobs exist. Paying people for this folly is an economic bandaid on a gaping chest wound. But we keep on doing it, because WTF else can we do, right?

I can appreciate the need of such services for the old and infirm, or disabled of any age who cannot easily leave the house or drive for groceries and meds, but this is the kind of decadence that marks late stage terminal decline of empires. Along with unrestrained faggotry, kiddy diddling,
entirely elective body mutilation, fully embracing psychological illnesses, and promoting them as behavioral standards to be followed, among other massive failings. The US is a thoroughly decontented, degenerate and fullsome society.

I’m convinced Sodom and Gomorroa had nothing on this joint. Our ability to waste massive sums of money overpaying for delivery of overpriced garbage (among other ridiculous mis-appropriations) is but another symptom of our imminent failing due to a complete inability to prioritize. Nobody needs any of this shyte, though many damn sure want it.

A final note on these delivery outfits: have you seen some of these drivers? I’d not trust my food in their possession, just as there are many places I won’t eat at all, because I’ve seen the kitchen staff and their habits up close, or have seen how they fail keep their kitchens and prep areas clean and sanitary. That’s one of the privileges of being a tradesman who gets to peek behind the curtain with some regularity. I’m no Gordon Ramsay; I keep my mouth shut, but do take copius notes on what I observe. Now with inflation making it so costly to eat out, I have more reason than ever not to.

BIg Ruckus beat me to it: “have you seen some of these drivers? I’d not trust my food in their possession”. No kidding. From what I’ve seen they’re’ mostly misfits and mutants.

I’m sure stories will come out eventually about the vibrant delivery person gobbing in the white guys food.

I’ve tried these services and they really aren’t worth it. Who knows where they’ve been with your food, but it normally shows up cold. Really isn’t worth it.

Just like Ruckus, I started off as a field tech and have been in many, many of those kitchens. I can tell you that to this day, there are fast food restaurants that I’d rather starve than darken their door. Any of these places that I walk in now and I catch a whiff of spent grease, I’m out. It tuned my nose so that I can tell with any restaurant now.

Don’t forget that these services take a large chunk of the list price of the items as well, which is why many restaurants don’t deal with them.

I have a friend who owns several pizza places with in house delivery. They have the problem that Doordash keeps signing them up as eligible restaurants even though they don’t want to work with them.

Sometimes, you have no choice. When I was a teacher, we were not permitted to leave campus during the day, nor were we permitted to eat in the cafeteria (not that you would want to, the food is terrible.).

At the hospital where I work now, our cafeteria is awful, closed most of the time, and we are only permitted a 30 minute meal break.

So there are times when those places are the only way to get a meal. I try not to, because they are expensive. The list price for a Jersey Mike’s sub is about $9. If you order it from Doordash, that sub becomes $16 plus a minimum tip of $4. So a $9 sub becomes a $20 sub.

You have to be pretty hungry to go that way, but it beats working a 12 hour shift without eating.

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