Okay, it’s confession time…
Sometimes if I have a lot of work to do, I will have food delivered from places that I should probably be driving to in order to pick up the food.
Is that the worst thing in the world?!?!
Aren’t I only human?!?!
Anyway, the reason I bring it up is because the woman you’re about to hear from wants to know if she’s an a**hole for doing what I just talked about.
AITA for ordering delivery food when I only live a few blocks away from the restaurant?
“There’s a local burger joint that my family and I love. It’s about 10 blocks away from our house and they do both delivery and pick up. I’m a ft student and SAHM to a toddler (1.5) while my husband works ft.
I had a big exam and a couple of lab practicals due today and was too tired to cook dinner so I decided to order a couple burgers and fries from the local joint. It was already dark out, really cold, and I didn’t feel like trying to wrangle my kid into their snow suit or the stroller to walk over there as we don’t have a car, so I ordered delivery on their website for an additional fee (this wasn’t a delivery service like Door Dash or Uber Eats, the restaurant uses its own online platform and hires its own drivers to delivery food). I paid online and left a 20% tip.
About 30 minutes later I got a notification the delivery driver was at my building so I went downstairs to pick my food up. When I got to the door the delivery person was very rude and told me that next time I should get off my a** and pick up my own d**n food and that she doesn’t get paid enough to deliver food less than a mile. I just grabbed my food and didn’t say a word to her and headed back toward the elevator.
I heard a pound on the (locked) door as I walked away and turned around to see she’d hit the door with some snow and was flipping me off. I went upstairs kind of frazzled and ended up calling the restaurant to let them know what happened and to please reimburse me for my tip. The manager I talked to was horrified and apologized and ended up returning my tip.
He also offered a 20% off coupon for a future visit. We love this burger shop so this poor experience isn’t going to stop us from eating their food, I just am not going to get delivery from them again.
AITA for ordering delivery from a restaurant a few blocks away? Is this some kind of unwritten rule of delivery that I didn’t know about?”
Now see what Reddit users said about this.
This reader said this woman is NTA and that a delivery this close is actually good for the driver.
And this Redditor agreed and said that the driver had no idea what the situation at this person’s house was…so why get mad about it?
Another individual who worked as a driver said that deliveries like this were the ones they looked forward to because you could rack up the cash.
Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think.
Let us know in the comments.
Thanks in advance!