The delivery guy called me on my cell tonight and wanted me to come down and meet him on the street and get my food
... that is 17 floors. He said he couldn't find a place to park!
I said NO. I'm paying for you to deliver my food. You want to deduct the delivery change and your tip from what I put on the bill and give me the change in cash?
He stuttered and said "Well I cant do that."
And I said, "I'm not coming down 17 floors. What do you think delivery means?"
about 90 seconds later he was at my door. Typical New York... just trying to get a piece of me. ... always some body just tryhing to get you to do it instead of them and they take whatever they can get for free.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||February 4, 2013 4:54 PM
Noodles would have made this so much more fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||February 2, 2013 7:01 AM
Hope he spit in your food.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||February 2, 2013 7:04 AM
So how did his snot, spit, and urine taste op?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||February 2, 2013 7:06 AM
He didnt do any of that shit because this place staples their orders in large bags at the top, and it was stapled and unopened, So hahahaha hahahah hahahah... crippled emotional midgests at R2 and R3. NEXT.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||February 2, 2013 7:10 AM
Do you sexually harass him when he comes to your apartment, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 6||February 2, 2013 7:11 AM
I've had delivery drivers pull that shit. Fuck those lazy jerks.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||February 2, 2013 7:11 AM
Mini stapler in pocket R5? I'm sure vengeful people would keep one handy.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||February 2, 2013 7:13 AM
Yes, OP like if I did that all the time, I just don't know where I could find a stapler in a big city like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||February 2, 2013 7:15 AM
what a bunch of mental cripples you bitches are. How did all those GREs work out for you?
|by Anonymous||reply 10||February 2, 2013 7:16 AM
He knows its stapled. He's had bastard customers like you many, many times before. He keeps a stapler in his car with a staple remover just for people like you, op.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||February 2, 2013 7:17 AM
You are a bitch OP, that is why you think everyone wants a piece of you. New York is not exactly the easiest place to get around in a car.
You cant order from there ever again OP. Oh yeah, he is running out to get a stapler for next time.
I used to work in restaurants, I have seen it happen. Usually served with a smile.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||February 2, 2013 7:18 AM
Op=having a listerine chaser to counter that urine breath.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||February 2, 2013 7:19 AM
I was thinking the exact same thing, r1!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||February 2, 2013 7:20 AM
If you watch Seinfeld, you know it's not good to piss off delivery people in NYC. It caused Elaine a lot of trouble.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||February 2, 2013 7:35 AM
You don't need a stapler. At an office job I had it was common to use a fingernail file or even the corner of a thin credit card to bend the staples, insert them back into the same holes and bend them back. After you've done it a few times it's easy and only takes a second or two. Bon appetit piss eater.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||February 2, 2013 7:36 AM
I know R17, who hasn't don't that. Takes only a second to bend that thing back into place.
Enjoy your food OP with that special Unami flavoring. Might be on the salty side.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||February 2, 2013 7:53 AM
It's "umami", you fucking moron.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||February 2, 2013 8:41 AM
Same difference R20. You got my point.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||February 2, 2013 8:47 AM
[quote] Same difference
Tearing my hair out at this phrase.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||February 2, 2013 8:53 AM
I love how you made "asshole" into two words. That is all.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||February 2, 2013 9:01 AM
At the end of the day, OP, urine a better place now.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||February 2, 2013 9:03 AM
"Iv had this taste in my mouth before"
|by Anonymous||reply 26||February 2, 2013 9:17 AM
You think food delivery people are lazy, did you see the TV reports last year showing either a USPS, UPS or FedEX delivery guy literally throwing a large HD TV box over a fence. Of course, the TV broke. The home owner had a surveillence camera, the guy was immediately identified. What an idiotic douchebag.
I don't know about the USPS or FedEx, I understand that UPS has excellent starting salaries. A co-worker's brother starting at $50,000 and that was in 2000! Not bad money for a lazy loser who could never keep a job, of course, he quit!
What exactly is enough of a salary for a delivery person to not throw a breakable item over a fence?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||February 2, 2013 9:36 AM
Tahnk you all for convincing me he had tampered with my food.
I phoned the restaurant today ... they connected me with the manager. I went down there, confronted them and the guy was fired.
I guess all is well that ends well. Bless you datalounge.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||February 2, 2013 4:40 PM
I like where this is going.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||February 2, 2013 4:47 PM
Love all the posts about revenge taken on the food.
I guess I'm supposed to think I'm okay because I didn't *deserve* it like the OP supposedly did.
I figure I'll play it safe in case one of these food vigilantes decides to go off, and instead cook my own food. It's not like restaurants or takeout places need my business.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||February 2, 2013 4:49 PM
OP, it's pretty clear you are an asshole.
But, also, the dipshits in here crowing about the guy spitting in your food are almost as stupid.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||February 2, 2013 5:17 PM
not an assholoe at all. Just expect people to do the job they are being paid to do. Want a tip? Charge a delivery fee? Then deliver and get your tip.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||February 2, 2013 6:17 PM
What piece of shit hole do you live in with 17 floors and no elevator?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||February 2, 2013 6:24 PM
I would have told the delivery guy to take the food back and then would have called the restaurant and told them their delivery guy wouldn't deliver to your door. I'd then would have ordered from someplace else.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||February 2, 2013 6:26 PM
No stairs were mentioned, were they? Did I miss the stairs debacle?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||February 2, 2013 6:26 PM
Couldn't the building staff deal with the problem? If not, what about OP's he's hold help? I don't understand.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||February 2, 2013 6:29 PM
I have had pizza delivery women bitch about having to bring 2L bottles of soda. It's part of the job. Why do this at the risk of your tip? The attitudes are what really piss me off.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||February 2, 2013 6:32 PM
My building is only 6 floors, but deliberately set up so that we CAN'T "buzz in" people, such as "Hi, I'm the guy in apt such-and-such (whom one doesn't know) and my door card won't work, it's really cold out, could you let me in?" or "My friend is out of town, she left a rent check, that I need to drop in the manager's box, but he's not in right now!"
|by Anonymous||reply 39||February 2, 2013 6:33 PM
put down the vodka (and the cheetos) R34 and try reading only the part that is in black. There is an elevator in my building and nothing was ever written about stairs.... *ugh*
|by Anonymous||reply 40||February 2, 2013 6:35 PM
We got a pizza a couple of nights ago. It was from Papa John's (I know, but my local PJ's has nice kids working there and I don't want them to lose their jobs). I walked over to pick it up and I asked them if they remembered to include the extra garlic sauce (I know, fat, cholesterol, etc.) because we like to have our own, plus my partner is just getting over the flu. The guy (not my usual cutie - must remember to never order on Sunday) said he did put the extra one in.
Got home and it wasn't there so I called them up and told them they needed to bring one over immediately. He said no, they would give me a store credit because they wouldn't send a guy with just one garlic sauce. I told them we needed two because my roommate is sick and I didn't want to get sick from sharing. I told them I didn't want to have to complain to the main office but I would. He finally agreed but said I had to come downstairs to get it. I'm on the sixth floor with an elevator and I told him no. I said I was already in my pajamas - I had changed out of my work clothes - plus we were eating and I wasn't going to go downstairs while I was eating.
He finally agreed but only after arguing with me. What has happened to customer service? He NEVER should have gotten into a discussion. He should have apologized and said he would send one right over. They have delivery guys in and out every five minutes and I'm only three blocks away.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||February 2, 2013 6:37 PM
It isnt the building staff's job to do the work of a lazy delivery person. I wont have some pre-waiter abuse our staff and take a tip for work they do.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||February 2, 2013 6:38 PM
Then you're obviously the one with a cheetos and vodka problem, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||February 2, 2013 6:39 PM
Karma for patronizing Papa Jackass.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||February 2, 2013 6:40 PM
I worked in a restaurant in the 80s and saw one waiter take a guys pork chop off the plate, drop his pants and rub it between his man-crack, then put it back on the plate. All the other waiters applauded this.
Shit happens, ya know.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||February 2, 2013 7:07 PM
If any worker is ever caught doing this shit to your food today they are fired or criminally charged or both. Trust me, it's not the 80s anymore and this shit is taken seriously.
And regarding the delivery guy. That's part of the delivery. They come to your door. The lazy surly New York attitude gets thrown around a lot by people who think you don't know any better but you need to call them on it. It ranges from the Spanish lady at the laundromat pretending to not know English when you need something to the brusque Asian delivery guy refusing to come to your door. I'm an extremely polite, considerate customer. But I notice, often in New York, that people will pull the "I don't speak English" card when they don't want to do something, or they attempt to bully you into coming down to retrieve your food because they think you don't know any better. You have to call these people on it. Or call their boss. It's unprofessional.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||February 2, 2013 7:19 PM
R45. That. Never. Happened.
And anyone who thinks doing someone's food that way regardless of the circumstances is justified is trash.
violating health codes and spreading disease like that is unconsionable.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||February 2, 2013 7:33 PM
[quote]He knows its stapled. He's had bastard customers like you many, many times before. He keeps a stapler in his car with a staple remover just for people like you, op.
Not to mention a pack of fresh paper bags, I'm sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||February 2, 2013 7:47 PM
The first time I visited NYC (1999), I ordered chinese. The delivery guy came to the door with the doorman. Which I thought was odd cuz the doorman stood at the end of the hallway kinda hiding. Anyway the Asian guy gave me the order but he didn't have change for a $20. The order was around $10 or $12. He insisted I give him the entire $20 and get no change back. I shut the door and managed to scrounge up the exact amount in small bills and change. I opened the door and the doorman had moved to the door. I shoved the money in the Asian's hand and slammed the door. No tip for you!!
It might of been cheap of me to not tip $7 - 10 but I didn't appreciate how aggressive the delivery guy was insisting I give him the $20 nor did I believe he had no change.
So when in NYC, I never order delivery.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||February 2, 2013 8:18 PM
That same thing happened to me R49. The good thing was I already had my food in my hands so I told him to go find change and come back. I slammed the door and he came back about two minutes later. Not sure if he really had it or if he went to the deli on the corner.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||February 2, 2013 8:28 PM
I love how OP's post backfired and most people think he is the asshole. I sincerely hope he did fuck with his food. They don't pay workers enough to put up with crap customers like the OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||February 2, 2013 8:33 PM
R51 the OP's post did not 'backfire'. People like you just want to be assholes. The OP is not an asshole he got shitty service from a lazy surly delivery guy. Try again.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||February 2, 2013 8:49 PM
R51 Seems like an ass. I hate jerks
|by Anonymous||reply 53||February 2, 2013 9:12 PM
So was posting this on DL the highlight of your day OP? What an exciting life you must lead in the big city! Are there any other riveting tales of the minutiae of your daily existence you would like to share? We're all just *so* interested!
|by Anonymous||reply 54||February 2, 2013 10:07 PM
R41, while there's a certain logic to your post, you may want to do some work on sweating the small stuff. 'Cause, you know, one night without your own small tub of chemicals masquerading as a garlic sauce probably isn't something you're going to remember on your deathbed. And if it is....
|by Anonymous||reply 55||February 2, 2013 10:12 PM
R41 is a tedious pain in the ass. It must be hell living in that mind. As if you couldn't put half the sauce in your own container.
Anyway, who double-dips in the sauce?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||February 2, 2013 10:17 PM
You obviously are interested R54. Why so much is beyond me.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||February 2, 2013 10:19 PM
R41, you are a high-maintenance fussbudget. You did not have to share with your partner -- you could have put the sauce in a different container. Expecting them to come with one container of sauce is excessive.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||February 2, 2013 10:19 PM
Do you all really think the delivery guy was purposely lazy/surly? It's the restaurant's fault for not providing mopeds for delivery, instead requiring them to drive (what I'm sure are their OWN cars.) Parking is next to impossible in NYC and the poor guy probably couldn't find a space and had to risk either getting towed or ticketed. Would the restaurant pay for that? And you know if the food was five minutes later than the quoted time you would have called to bitch that the food was late, not your problem that the guy couldn't find a place to park, is it?
So, you really got him fired, or attempted to?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||February 2, 2013 10:26 PM
Ya'll are crazy. The OP was totally right for expecting the delivery douche, er, dude to deliver his food. HE'S A DELIVERY MAN.
R41, you should have checked the pizza box or picked up another container of garlic flavored grease before leaving the pizza place. They must weight, what, 2 friggin' ounces? YOU are a total dick for asking them to deliver another sauce. You should have given the one sauce to your plague ridden roommate and just dealt with it.
[quote] I said I was already in my pajamas - I had changed out of my work clothes - plus we were eating and I wasn't going to go downstairs while I was eating.
Further proof that you're an asshole. What man wears pajamas? And if you were already eating chances are you were done by the time it got there. Moron.
You were just being a dick.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||February 2, 2013 10:32 PM
YES, R59. I had him totally and completely FIRED.
The manager assured me he would be. he said the restaurant would NEVER tolerate treating a customer that way.
Thank you all for convincing me what had actually happened. I owe you all BIG TIME.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||February 2, 2013 10:34 PM
Troll-dar the OP and find out how much of a whiny nelly she is.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||February 2, 2013 10:48 PM
On a related note, I frequent a place in Chelsea called THE DISH where most of the wait staff is friendly and fast. Except for one. Cute young trick. Drops my check off, i put the money in the folder and he refuses to come back and pick it up. For the record, the rest of the servers do bring the check up to the chashier and return with the change. So I don't tip him. If he's too lazy to take my check to the counter then i'm too lazy to go back to my table and leave a tip. And he's not busy. He stands around bs'ing. I don't think he has much of a future.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||February 2, 2013 10:55 PM
[quote]you should have checked the pizza box or picked up another container of garlic flavored grease before leaving the pizza place.
I bought an extra one. I asked specifically if he had put it in the box. He assured me he had.
[quote] You did not have to share with your partner -- you could have put the sauce in a different container. Expecting them to come with one container of sauce is excessive.
They are tiny. It's hardly worth sharing them. They make many deliveries to our neighborhood every evening. They just had to give it to one of the guys who was coming this way.
We order pizza maybe once a month. Why should we not get what we wanted and paid for, especially considering I asked if he had included it and he said he had.
Oh, and I wear pajama bottoms with a tee shirt - not that it makes any difference.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||February 2, 2013 11:47 PM
OP sounds insufferable and petulant, but worst of all, fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||February 3, 2013 12:00 AM
R65 sounds tedious and fybromyalgic, but worst of all, fishy.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||February 3, 2013 12:10 AM
OP, how did you prove that the guy had tampered with your food? I don't think the manager would just take your word for it.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||February 3, 2013 12:59 AM
Of course, I told him, R67, that all my friends on DL were sure of it. I was smart enough to print out this thread and take it with me and show him...
It provided all the evidence they did, so it was irrefutable... i mean what else could he do.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||February 3, 2013 1:03 AM
I wouldn't mind going down to meet him assuming (1) I was dressed to go outin public and (2) I wasn't ill or handicapped.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||February 3, 2013 1:04 AM
this is an ugly thread, started by an ugly person.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||February 3, 2013 1:08 AM
I'm not sure why there are people on here defending surly lazy delivery people who WON'T do their job? Oh and in NYC delivery people are rarely in a car and are not responsible for parking.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||February 3, 2013 1:16 AM
Garlic sauce is the new madeleine.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||February 3, 2013 1:18 AM
I love how R41 is ballsy enough to demand his extra garlic sauce but refers to his partner as his roommate when he's complaining.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||February 3, 2013 1:24 AM
First world problems, people.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||February 3, 2013 1:28 AM
I don't believe you OP/R68. Why would the manager take what some people on a gay forum were joking about at face value? Not to mention the ridiculous image of your going down to the joint and showing him your print-out.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||February 3, 2013 1:30 AM
GEE, can't fool ole R75.
(Do you have a f@#$ing clue how things work around here, honey?)
|by Anonymous||reply 76||February 3, 2013 1:37 AM
OP IS an asshole, for sure. He's also a liar and a troll. Nobody got fired. He probably never even went to the restaurant. What manager would fire an employee over something "presumed" to have happened. Alas, I DO hope that he hocked a loogie in OP's food.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||February 3, 2013 1:45 AM
OP repulses me. People who live in a building without a doorman? The scum of the Earth. This is why I wear gloves when meeting new people.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||February 3, 2013 1:48 AM
MOrons. Someone else is posting all over this thread, sarcastically pretending to be the OP, saying they got the guy fired. Idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||February 3, 2013 2:27 AM
I'm not sure who is more obnoxious - OP or R41!
|by Anonymous||reply 80||February 3, 2013 2:36 AM
I probably would have gone down but not given a tip, or just given a small tip.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||February 3, 2013 2:39 AM
R81 That's exactly what I would've done.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||February 3, 2013 2:42 AM
Has this ever happened to anyone else: I live on the fourth floor of an elevator-less building and I have an at-home service contract for my computer. A technician buzzed my apartment and told me he couldn't climb the stairs and to bring my computer down. I did and he installed a new touchpad and keyboard on top of a dumpster. Needless to say, he was morbidly obese and it was also a 90 degree day, so I understood.
But yes, I get a lot of delivery people who tell me my buzzer is broken and they can't get in when I know it's bullshit. It's so annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||February 3, 2013 3:20 AM
I've never seen or heard of restaurant delivery by car--it just wouldn't be possible because of parking.
And why isn't the doorman announcing the visitor?
|by Anonymous||reply 84||February 3, 2013 3:28 AM
That is what doormen are for, morona at R84. Did you read the post? Clearly this person was trying to circumvent procedure, probably because the doorman would have confiscated the flyers he was planning to strew all over the building.
Our doormen search all delivery persons before they enter and take those flyers away so theya re not littered in our halls like some tenement. And the rif raf delivery personnel are thwarted.
Who knows what they are plotting in their haenous little minds.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||February 3, 2013 3:42 AM
NYC deliverymen don't use cars they use bicycles.
Nice try, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||February 3, 2013 3:58 AM
Just because you live in alphabert city, R86 doesn't mean the rest of us do.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||February 3, 2013 4:26 AM
OP is the "gayling" troll, one of the worst DL has seen in some time.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||February 3, 2013 6:26 AM
I am not the OP, but the same thing happened to me (in Philly) about six months ago. The delivery guy just wouldn't come up. I told him to go fuck himself and leave. I shrugged off the charge and called another place where there has never been a problem.
Two weeks ago I called the old place and a guy rather than the usual women answered the phone. They had my phone number and info on the computer and he asked me where I had been. I told him about the delivery guy who wouldn't come up and that was it for them -- except I had a hankering for their wings that particular night.
"We fired him," the guy said, "we had too many complaints about that; unless the security people stop them, they are supposed to go to the apartment door." And so it has been, both times I've called since (hastening my death for sure but their stuff is delizioso and yes, this is a first world problem, absolutely).
|by Anonymous||reply 89||February 3, 2013 7:39 AM
[quote](I know, but my local PJ's has nice kids working there and I don't want them to lose their jobs).
R41, grow a fucking spine. Stop supporting evil, just because you think it has a pretty face. Shame on you.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||February 3, 2013 7:45 AM
[quote]I'm not sure who is more obnoxious - OP or
It's definitely a toss up.
I can't imagine living with R41.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||February 3, 2013 7:57 AM
OP never had anyone fired. He's a fat angry old man who is embarrassed everyone didn't like his recycled EST thread. What a dumb fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||February 3, 2013 8:16 AM
Irregardless of what the rest of you all think, OP = racist lesbian who could care less if the rest of you don't believe his lies.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||February 3, 2013 8:40 AM
OP is defiantly a pissy twink, because older gays go with the flow and realize its not worth getting upset over when they been through real life problems.
Pissy twinks are always the most high strung and shrill.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||February 3, 2013 9:22 AM
I love this thread. I hate op and I hate r1 - r95, except for a few of you scattered in there.
PS, if menus are found under doors, my building's board bans the restaurant from delivering upstairs for a month. So if anyone finds a menu, the doormen are instructed to not let that place go up for a month. The residents have to come down and get their food, which no doubt, results in complaints to the restaurant.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||February 3, 2013 12:19 PM
WHat the fuck has been racist on this thread by op? You people who toss "Racist" around are mental midgets who do harm to the cause of fighting actual racism in this world.
Grow up and stop trying to sound important when you arent.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||February 3, 2013 2:42 PM
poor NYC assholes and their wretched lives
|by Anonymous||reply 98||February 3, 2013 2:47 PM
Nobody could EVER spit on my food, so just deal!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||February 3, 2013 2:50 PM
[R97] = entitled white chick who pretends to be liberal but is really an obvious raci$t and suffers from intense penis envy (i.e., lesbian).
|by Anonymous||reply 101||February 3, 2013 11:06 PM
Taking an elevator down 17 floors to get one's food is indeed a tragedy one's mind cannot even begin to bear.
Please, by all means, have my ration.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||February 3, 2013 11:14 PM
"meh" = I Am Young! Age Is Just A Number Goddamnit!
|by Anonymous||reply 103||February 4, 2013 12:08 AM
My mommy says kindness and courtesy should always be given, even when not received from others.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||February 4, 2013 6:53 AM
I don't necessarily think OP was wrong for not going down. But, it's not thread worthy. total attention whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||February 4, 2013 7:33 AM
R101 - racist, sexist, anti-woman queen with microscopically small penis.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||February 4, 2013 3:25 PM
OP got some "special additions" to his food that he isn't even aware of.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||February 4, 2013 4:53 PM
Never fuck with people who are bringing you something you put in your mouth.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||February 4, 2013 4:54 PM