Lazy Hoboken Food Delivery?
Phoning home: What’s up with that lazy Hoboken food delivery?
I recently had a conversation with a Hoboken411 reader, who was a bit dismayed at what appears to be a growing trend among delivery drivers: Calling that the food has arrived (and to come down and pick it up.)
For us, whatever apartment we’ve ever lived in – for some odd reason, our buzzer is not in working order. So we actually tell EVERY place we’ve ever ordered from to “call” when they’re close by, so we can meet them and move the transaction along.
However this has seemingly become a trend, even amongst those who’ve not requested it, as another reader Hoboken411 David pointed out:
Now the part that rubs me is I believe they call so they don’t have to go up to my apt. How is this “delivery” if I have to go retrieve it… I’m wondering how many other people have this same issue of “partial delivery.”
On top of it a lot of restaurants charge a delivery fee, and then I tip on top of that being sometimes a 6 dollar tip. Does the driver get that delivery fee?”
I don’t know if others are having issues. I can see a problem if your buzzer actually works – and the drivers want to do the “least amount possible.”
But at the same time, I recall most of the times I ordered food – I’d want the food “as soon as possible” as well – and if that meant waiting – so be it.
PS- I have a “special treat” for you guys to keep in your freezer. Wow, you will never need to order “drunken Hoboken food delivery” again! Stay tuned for the magic secret!