Technology has made a lot of day-to-day tasks easier, and ordering food is just one of them. The rapid rise and popularity of services like Zomato, Foodpanda, and Swiggy have made getting your favorite food delivered to your doorstep a cakewalk. While these platforms are largely technology-based, some human elements still remain a crucial part of the whole process. And as odd (for the lack of a better word) as humans can often be, they often mess things up in ways one can’t fathom.
One such incident recently happened in Australia, where a delivery person from Uber Eats, the food ordering and delivery subsidiary of ride-hailing major Uber, decided to take a bite out of the order he’d come to deliver. Funnily enough, the ‘bold’ delivery person munched on the food (chips) even as he was standing at the customer’s doorstep, ringing the bell, which led to the whole thing getting recorded (watch video below) on the customer’s security camera.
According to a Daily Mail report, the customer found the incident quite amusing, and shared the video with Eddie McGuire, the host of an Australian radio show called ‘Hot Breakfast’.
‘This has been a bit of a common occurrence at my place where sometimes the Uber [Eats] comes in and you go, ‘it’s a bit light’,’ McGuire was quoted as saying on his show, by the Daily Mail report.
Wil Andreson, McGuire’s co-host, had some sympathy for the delivery person, saying that the ‘poor guy’ wasn’t paid very well and ‘if you can’t get a tip, you’ve gotta get a chip’.