I moonlight as an UberEats driver, delivering happiness to hungry people all over Nashville. Well, when everything goes perfectly then I’m happy, they’re happy, and everything is happy. After all, there are some amazing restaurants delivering through UberEats, so who wouldn’t love to have food delivered to their door? Check here for a list of popular Nashville restaurants.
But…. well, sometimes I fail. LIke the other day when McDonald’s was out of chocolate shakes and Sprite. In the UberEats app, I clicked the button to call the customer to find out what else they wanted instead. The person on the other end answered and I heard them in both ears, one on the phone and one in real life. Yes, I called McDonald’s while I was standing in the lobby of McDonald’s. I literally saw the woman on the phone with me. At least we both had a good laugh about it.
Here’s another one…
Once I pick up an order, I will usually message the customer with something like, “I’ll be there shortly with your order,” or “I’m on my way with your order.” Not this time. In my defense, typing is hard! You have autocorrect, word suggestions, and I’m trying to hurry– no wait, I’m trying to work efficiently, that sounds better. So to this customer I said (and remember, UberEats delivers food, only food)… so I wrote: “On the way with your hair!”
Yes, that is 100% real.
I’ll leave you with a final embarrassing story. I was delivering after dark one evening and made it all the way to the customer’s house without incident. I parked in the driveway and proceeded up the walkway to the front door. Only thing is, I didn’t make it to the front door when I had planned to because on this particular walkway was one single lonely step about halfway from the driveway to the front door? Who puts a random 6-inch step in the middle of the walkway, anyway? I fell all the way down, only barely bracing the fall with a hand and a shoulder. Their bag of food helped cushion my landing as well, and all I could hope for is that the customer liked flatbread burgers.
Do you have any embarrassing stories like that? Please, PLEASE share so I’m not alone in my misery…
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-Out of the Wilderness