Have you had a problem with delivery drivers who don’t deliver? It’s so aggravating when you’ve ordered food and never get it, though you’ve certainly already paid for it.
It doesn’t matter if it’s Grubhub or Doordash. The same thing tends to happen. And if the drivers get too frustrated, they simply put the food down someplace and you’re going hungry.
If you’re lucky, they will call you for more directions.
Steve and I ordered food through Doordash yesterday. We’ve begun to do this because I hate for him to have to go out in the heat to pick food up. We don’t do this every day, but once or twice a week.
The problem is, for some reason delivery drivers cannot find my apartment. I give them two ways to get to me. At the front door or the patio door. The patio door is closer to where they have to park. Otherwise there’s only the gated entry.
Yesterday, they delivered it to the front office. I could tell from the photo they send you after they deliver where it was. So poor Steve had to walk over to the office and get it in this heat, which is dreadful. And then our food was cold.
The name of this senior apartment complex has actual numbers in it. Delivery drivers somehow get that mixed up with the numbers of the building and then the numbers of the apartment.
Amazon Deliveries Are Almost Always Delivered:
Amazon seems to get my deliveries to me. Typically Walmart does as well. And Target. But food delivery drivers do not.
So after you pay for the food and tip, if you don’t get your food, you’ve just lost your money. And it isn’t what I’d call a small amount. Usually $40+ for two people after you pay for delivery, the food and a tip for the driver.
Close to a week ago, we never did get the food delivered. And I had to jump through hoops to have another order delivered because the driver wouldn’t respond to texts.
If Amazon and the other big stores can find me, what is it with the food delivery folks? We all know that you randomly get a driver, so it’s not one driver. It’s many drivers.
While Wearing The Walking Boot:
This is why I hate to order food for just myself. Because I can’t walk around outside looking for the order.
I’ve been in the walking boot off and on for over 10 years, but at least I could walk most of the time with the boot on.
But now, while I’m recovering from ankle surgery, the physical therapist assigned to me told me not to walk without the rollator. And to only do that three times each day from the living room to the front door. That’s so I don’t put all my weight on that foot.
Everyone involved is cognizant of how long I’ve lived with this injury. So we want to go slow and easy.
The Water Leak Problem:
So now the main maintenance guy has been here and left. The apartment manager just called me and said a plumbing company would be coming this afternoon.
This is the first and only time I’ve been worried about having kitchen cabinets without doors. Because I imagine there’s going to be lots of dust. That’s if they actually do have to tear into the cabinets.
Cross your fingers that they don’t have to go that far!
Oh well, I guess I could just put everything in the dishwasher and call it done.
Another Service You Might Need:
There’s something else I want to mention to you that might help you out.
I don’t like to have Steve pick up bottled tea or water at the grocery store, because then he has to carry it from the parking lot to the apartments. And he also likes to drink bottled water or tea when he eats here, so he has gotten it at the grocery store when necessary.
So I place orders with Walmart. Not with the monthly Walmart subscription. I’ve never had that.
What I do is look for food/beverage items they will deliver if you spend $35+ to get free shipping. Yesterday I placed this type of order with Walmart.
Their Site Is Picky About Some Items:
For instance, they would not deliver two 6-packs of Snapple tea. My choice said: Pick up at store.
So then I clicked on the 12-pack of Snapple tea, and lo and behold they will deliver that when you spend $35+!
I know, it doesn’t make sense. But it pays to try different combinations to see what they will deliver under the $35+ shipping feature. It might not be 6-packs, but instead 12-packs.
This way it comes right to my door in about 2 days. So far I haven’t had a problem with Walmart not delivering to me. Then no one has to bring heavy items from the parking lot.
This will only work on things that you don’t need that very day, and on items that don’t have to be refrigerated on its way to you.
I was just on the Walmart site, and I also found the information below, which I didn’t know about. But I will now be looking into this as well, as I did not know about this next day delivery feature.
Is NextDay delivery available in my area?
We are currently only able to provide this service to select ZIP codes.
(NOTE: I tried to see if this service is currently available in my zip code, but for some reason I couldn’t get a cursor to type into the box. I will try again later.)
How do I know if an item is eligible for NextDay delivery?
Will I really get my order the next day?
NextDay delivery is available on eligible orders placed before cutoff Monday–Saturday, for delivery Tuesday-Sunday, in qualifying zip codes. In other zip codes, NextDay eligible orders placed on Saturday or Sunday will be delivered by the date shown in checkout.
I added an item to my cart and now my order doesn’t qualify for NextDay delivery anymore. What happened?
Adding an item that’s NOT labeled “NextDay eligible” to your cart will disqualify your order for NextDay delivery.
What if my cart of NextDay eligible items don’t amount to $35?
You can still get NextDay delivery for just $5.99.
What happens if I place my order on Saturday or Sunday?
Your order will be delivered by the date shown, which is typically two business days from placing your order.