To the Grubhub, Doordash, or any other food delivery employees, what is the strangest scenario you have had with an order?

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I worked for a delivery company about 6 years ago.. I got an order for a single cigar. Total cost of goods about $3. Delivery fee $13.50 (he lived way the hell out in the boonies.) He also tipped my like $10. Turns out he was drunk and “delivery fee is less than a DUI”


The delivery instructions were to “Beat on the door like you’re the cops, and then rawr like a T-Rex to scare my kids” I did this but a small extremely confused lady answered the door. Apparently the husband had written those instructions for a prior delivery and had not realized delivery instructions copy over to the next delivery if not deleted.


I got one! That one time a followed a weird middle aged guy into his basement for a life affirming surprise…. Delivering pizzas my attitude is that nothing can really go *that* wrong so long as I drive carefully, avoid muggings, and never enter a customer’s home. When I was younger and hadn’t yet adopted that last rule I delivered a proper stack of pizzas to a really nice house in a very wealthy neighborhood where I was greeted by a classic mid 50’s suburbanite guy. I had like 50lbs of pizzas and he’ was just vibrating with excitement like a little kid asking me if I wanted to see something amazing in his basement where the pizzas were going anyway. Yeah it sounds like a lot of red flag, but from his vibe and the amount of pizza he’d ordered I figured he was having some kind of game night with his buddies and was eager to show off his layout, entertainment system, bar, etc… Wealthy guys love showing the sweet toys they worked for to broke younger folks, and when you’re working for tips sometimes an “oooh” or an “aaah” at a car or in-home luxury you don’t care about is worth an extra $10. So I followed him into his huge house, preparing myself to express amazement at his whatever. We get down to the basement and it was a puppy party. A true and actual puppy party, some sort of adoption event he’d set up for his kids b-day. Exactly as I’d expected, there was a classic rich guy basement with a full bar and pool table and wall sized entertainment center and huge sectional couch and recliners. What I didn’t expect was a gaggle of 8th grade girls playing with DOZENS of puppies being supervised by handlers. Every kind of puppy I could imagine. I set the pizzas down on the bar and just sat on the floor and squealed and giggled while puppies tried to eat the smell of pizza off of me, succeeding only in devouring my heart through my face. After a few minutes I stood up all teary eyed and flushed with happiness and the guy just grinned his understanding at me, gave me an envelope of cash, and sent me on my way. The hit of oxytocin and seratonin from those puppies still warms me years later… Fuckin puppy party, man. My life is fuller knowing that can even happen. Edit: You guys are so nice with your awards and comments! I appreciate you all! Edit2: jokes aside- my delightful story is an example of Survivor Bias and anyone reading this should continue staying away from weird dudes’ basements and vans. By rights, I probably oughta be a lampshade right now


My wife and I have done uber eats, doordash, and instacart for about 2 years now. We don’t have too many stories, mostly just high, drunk, or naked people answering the door. My wife is in a few Facebook groups though, and we just heard about a woman who was delivering some food into a private gated home. The gate had to be manually opened by the homeowner and he let her in no problem, but then after she delivered the food, he wouldn’t let her leave. It took calling the police, them arriving, and filing a report for her to be able to leave and learn that this was the third time he’s done this. Uber, though, won’t ban him from their service. EDIT: Yes, I agree this sounds like its breaking the law. I don’t know the full details, but I believe the woman is pressing charges, and I believe the police are performing an investigation. With many situations like this it takes extended investigations and individuals filing charges and unfortunately months if not years for an arrest and eventually imprisonment.


Oh god I just probably gave a delivery driver a story of their own tonight when they called me to clarify directions. Their number was the same area code as a spam call I got the other day that I answered and actually had a human on it and not a robot. So I assumed it was them again and I answered the call and just said “meow” instead of hi. Then they asked for me by name (like the last spam call did) and I just kept saying “meow meow” every time he asked me something until he was like “ma’am, this is your postmates driver” and then I died from embarrassment.