I'm obsessed with my Chinese take-out place. It's not really the food, because let's be honest, most Chinese take-out tastes the same. It's not the decor or the ambiance; I've never set foot in the place. In fact, I don't even know how to get there. What I do know is that I'll never order from another restaurant, ever.
Some people might call this obsession crazy. I call it loyalty to the max. Why am I so loyal? My Chinese food delivery driver is in my top-five-favorite-people-on-this-planet list. When he drops off my piping hot bag of whatever delicious combination I've ordered, he always says, "Oh, Mr. Eric! So good to see you, it's been too long!" Yeah. He knows me by name.
He is everything I could ever want in a delivery driver:
I've got a "don't ask don't tell" policy with my delivery guy. I know delivery driver jobs require observing the posted speed limits, maintaining a good driving record and obeying all road signs, but this guy is stupid fast.
His car never breaks down
Maybe it's just my own personal delivery horror story, but this has actually happened to my dinner en route to my house. Not with this guy, though. He must be doing his scheduled maintenance, because his shiny RAV4 is in tip-top shape. Speedy and reliable, check!
My order is always in pristine condition
I don't know if it's the way he loads the order or transports it in his car, but there is no crying over spilled soup at my house. You know why? Because there never is any. My wonton soup is immaculately seasoned and presented. Every time, no exceptions.
He is the friendliest man alive
This reason is probably ranked above any of the other ones. This guy is the friendliest person I've ever met. He's always excited to see me (I'm a good customer, OK?) and he just seems all-around pumped to be a delivery driver. The customer service is absolutely stellar. This is the real reason I always tip him 10 bucks.
A delivery driver's job can't be easy. He's at my house in the rain, snow and blazing hot summer sun. Whatever the weather, he's there with a smile on his face. And in return, I am fiercely loyal to him. I'm going to be honest: there is absolutely not room in my life for another delivery driver.
Think you'd be good at a delivery driver job? I can promise you that you won't be as awesome as my guy, but that shouldn't stop you from trying. If you think you could be just as fast, reliable and friendly, go for it. There's no reason why you couldn't be someone else's favorite delivery guy, right?
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