Tuesday, September 11, 2018

I Hope You Choke on the Tacos, Jerkface!

Okay, I confess. I'm lazy. I can fall asleep upright.  I sleep 20 out of 24 hours a day (yes, I've morphed into a cat!). I love not having to go out to eat, since we have DoorDash, Grub Hub, Uber Eats and Postmates to bring the food to us. Collin has trouble getting me to use public transportation,  now that I've experienced the joys of Lyft.



Unfortunately, however, these luxuries are not without issues. We once had a grocery order delivered that was not only missing our bananas, but included a package of frozen beef patties we didn't order. What am I supposed to do with frozen beef patties?

Don't dare use the C word--you know the word. *shudder* Cook!
 
Once, Collin ordered six bananas. They delivered six pounds of bananas. It's a good thing we love bananas! 

Grocery delivery has improved greatly since then, with Walmart taking the Most Accurate award, if you don't count the employee who filled our order not seeming to know the difference between Great Grains Banana Nut Crunch cereal and Honey Bunches of Nuts cereal with bananas (twice!), or swapping turkey with cheese sandwiches for the chicken salad sandwiches I ordered (I don't like turkey). 
 

 
If only the same could be said for restaurant delivery. Case in point: we ordered Denny's On Demand for dinner on Sunday afternoon, after coming home from our church's Lunch Bunch at  Fuzzy's Tacos after services. (Okay, so we do eat out sometimes!) It would seem they really don't take the On Demand part literally. The order arrived  minus my dessert. Collin contacted them, asking that they send the apple crisp we had already paid for. No, they said,  they couldn't do that. We could either have a credit or we could pick it up at the restaurant. I guess they missed the fact that we ordered delivery to avoid having to go out.

If we wanted to go to the restaurant, we would have eaten there to start with. It was their error, so they should have delivered the missing apple crisp at no additional charge.

This is not an isolated incident. Our orders have arrived with at least one item missing enough times to make us wonder if it's not simply a mistake but delivery drivers taking an item or two from their customers' orders. Once, we placed an order for Jack in the Box. Collin received notification that the driver was at the restaurant. The next notice he received said that the driver was off the radar, so to speak, and they would have to send another one to take care of our order. 


I have this mental image of a DoorDash driver headed south on I-55, eating our tacos. I hope they got pulled over for some traffic violation or other.

11 comments:

  1. They have delivery services like that here as well, for groceries and some restaurants. I've never used them. I just go to pick up what I need.

    Somewhere in St. Louis, a driver wolfed down a whole apple crisp, figuring no one would notice.

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    1. So that's why there was no receipt in the bag...and he was awfully anxious to get out of here. At the time, I just figured my reputation had gotten out.

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    2. The last two deliveries we got from restaurants were interesting. Both restaurants had sealed every bag and container. I told Collin we must not be the only ones having a problem. Then a friend from church told us he'd had McDonald's delivered, and his items were sealed, too.

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  2. Bananas, banana cereal, apple crisp? These guys are fruitcakes!

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    1. They've been warned. Never get between me and food!

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  3. I am starting another market delivery service. I tried Safeway but did not like it.
    Especially in summer it is just to hot and to hard for me to shop. So delivery is it.
    Love Williams comment !

    cheers, parsnip and badger

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    1. So did I.

      I wondered why the only utensils in the Denny's bag were spoons!

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  4. Aimee uses Uber eats a bit but I must admit, like William, I usually pick up what we need. I'm very much into examining my fruits and veg before purchasing 😀😀

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    1. That's another problem I have with Walmart's grocery delivery--fruits. The grapes are in open bags, even in the stores. There's no telling how many people have handled them, sneezed on them, or even worse.

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  5. Oh my gosh, this post title is brilliant. I love it. So funny about the cereal. I confess, I might have pulled the wrong one at first, too. But then I'd like to think I would have seen the word banana on the box but I can't say for sure.

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    1. Collin and I screw up just as much when we actually go to the store. We ventured out Friday with a list, got everything on said list, came home--and by yesterday, we'd thought of a dozen things we didn't get!

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