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Topic: strange delivery
Apprentice PosterJoined: Aug 2004Posts: 232
6/19/12 3:00:13 AM
delivered to an apt. last night. cust opened door just wide enough for me to hand him his cc slip. He then shuts the door and tells me to put the pizza's on the floor in the hallway and leave them. He waited till I was getting on the elevators before he picked up his pizza's.
Loyal PosterJoined: Sep 2008Posts: 805
6/19/12 3:13:40 AM
One of the "homes" around here, has a terribly disfigured person (burn wounds I'm told by my Nurse friend). He doesn't like anyone seeing him except his caregivers, and does pretty much the same thing, requesting the pies left outside the door. Always tips $5 or 25% whichever is best, and on a good day, will even chit chat through the door.--We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police. --Jeff Marder -- Michael Moncur's(Cynical)Quotations
Delivery SpecialistJoined: Oct 2009Posts: 3225
6/19/12 3:29:09 AM
I had a "cat lady" who would only open the door a crack. I had to actually turn the box almost completely on its side to get it into the door. The first time I did it, I told her that the pizza may move. She said it was ok. I never asked again, but each time I knocked on her door she would say "I HAVE CATS" and the door cracked open. She always ordeerd a 6-cut and a 20 oz. soda. She tipped around $2-$3 on most occasions. One time she paid with all change and told me that she couldn't tip me today and that she would get me next time. She did (the tip was over $5). There was never a distinct cat odor when she opened the door, and she was friendly enough. However, no driver was ever permitted inside. There was another one "cat lady #2" who would order meatballs in a dish (no sauce) for her cats. The boss sent her 3 meatballs and charged for a 1/2 sub. This lady was always on her porch to receive the order (even on cold/snowy days). She tipped well ($3 or greater) so what the hell did I care. And finally, we had a really good customer (he would order at least one mega pizza with every order and tipped $5 or so). He would order chicken strips for his dog. The owner was offended but sent the orders anyway. ("My food is not Alpo") --
Delivery SpecialistJoined: Jul 2006Posts: 3302
6/19/12 3:46:25 AM
When I worked at Vinnys there was one mentally ill man that lived in a tiny apartment in a house owned by his family. IIRC he was schizophrenic. He would give me a quick rundown on how his day was. "Im having a good day today" or "Bad day. The voices are being mean to me." Many of the drivers were spooked by his behavior and refused to deliver to him. He tipped on the average about $3 for about a $10 order. I have been gone from Vinnys for many years now and the last I heard this gentleman was in a state mental hospital after it was determined he could no longer care for himself. I do hope they serve lasagna there since that was one of his favorite items.
Delivery JediJoined: Apr 2004Posts: 12,348
6/19/12 4:04:36 AM
sounds like your typical ic.--We live in a political world. Where mercy walks the plank. ~Bob Dylan
Apprentice PosterJoined: Oct 2011Posts: 289
6/19/12 6:25:45 AM
As long as they do it quick, I prefer them over those that want us to enter in their house or apt. I absolutely hate when they ask me to enter and close the door behind me (and we have no rule against it where I work). I'm not scared or anything, but it takes time and if they want you to enter, it's usually because they aren't ready so you just stand there looking like an idiot while they can't find their money or credit card.
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Veteran PosterJoined: Nov 2004Posts: 1728
6/19/12 1:33:21 PM
I had a few yuppie kids that would leave money in an envelope on a porch. Usually it was a rather nice house that had a bench or something else that I could put the pizza on. Once after delivering, I wondered how long it would sit on the porch getting cold before someone came and got it. The kids must have gotten busy playing outside somewhere, since no one came in the 5 minutes that I waited down the block. They always included a $3 tip since the check was prewritten and was filled out by a parental unit.--You can't fix Stupid! << last modified on 6/19/12 2:07:58 PM >>
Delivery SpecialistJoined: Jan 2006Posts: 3033
6/20/12 6:57:12 PM
Baby Huey writes: << delivered to an apt. last night. cust opened door just wide enough for me to hand him his cc slip. He then shuts the door and tells me to put the pizza‘s on the floor in the hallway and leave them. He waited till I was getting on the elevators before he picked up his pizza‘s. >>Perhaps they have a little something "growing" in there if you know what I mean. --To those who don't tip, FUCK YOU and don't waste my time with delivery
deathtoradioBoard NewbieJoined: Dec 2008Posts: 77
6/23/12 5:02:30 AM
I had a somewhat similar delivery. I walk up onto the porch of this house. The light isn't on. The door is wide open and there are no lights on in the house. There's this college kid laying on the floor of the doorway. He hands me some money, tells me to put the pizza on the floor and to walk away. I'm used to weird s--t when delivering to drunken college students. I'm just assuming he drank until he got the spins and had to lay down...but who knows. It's best not to question.
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