Friday, January 18, 2019

You Need to Tip Your Delivery Driver Like a MF During a Snowstorm

Posted By on Fri, Jan 18, 2019 at 9:33 AM

click to enlarge JAIME LEES
  • Jaime Lees

Pizza delivery drivers have always been the true heroes of any snow storm. And now we can add drivers for Postmates, DoorDash and Grubhub to the long list of people who will bring you things right to your door to keep you fed and happy when you’re stuck at home while the snow drops outside.

Yes, the plow drivers, highway patrol and EMS crews are also heroes, but it is their job to go out there and brave the terrible conditions in your service. It’s your pizza man’s job to bring you your pizza, but is not your pizza man’s job to navigate treacherous roads and risk his life to bring you your pizza. He doesn't get paid nearly enough for that.

Some people are housebound or otherwise unable to go out and gather their own food, supplies or medications. These people need to use delivery services year-round. It’s likely that you, however, are not one of those people. You’re just somebody who didn’t prepare like they should have and now you’re going to make somebody else white-knuckle it all the way to your house with some food that you probably shouldn’t be eating, anyway.



So if you’re an able-bodied person who is just chillin’ at home thinking about shoving carbohydrates in your face-hole, there is one thing you need to know: If you decide that it’s too dangerous for you to go out driving, but you order up some 17-year-old to fight the elements on your behalf, you need to tip that kid like a MF.

You must be tipping your delivery drivers 100 percent during a snowstorm. At least. If your totally necessary order of chicken wings was $25, you should be tipping an additional $25. Just imagine that everything that you’re ordering costs double. And if your order is a little late, tip a little extra. That means your driver has been dealing with some shit.

And if you’re using an Uber or a Lyft during a snowstorm, the same rules apply. Don’t be a dick.

More snow is coming again this weekend, so please remember to make it rain on our delivery homies. They are true heroes.

Email the author at jaime.lees@riverfronttimes.com
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