Food Delivery Workers Share Their Weirdest Stories (15 Stories)


“I used to deliver for Pizza Hut. One hot summer afternoon, I got a delivery for a pizza and wings to what looked like a restaurant. Turns out, there were small studio apartments above it, and I knock on the door anxiously (this was a particularly seedy area of town). This guy in his 50’s answers the door butt naked, clearly wacked out on some sort of stimulant and gives me a bunch of ones. I peer into his apartment as he’s fishing for change, and there’s someone on his bed in this trash-filled apartment in a full gimp suit and gas mask. Then I noticed the smell…it smelled strongly of piss and shit. I think he was pissing and playing with poop with whoever was in the gimp suit. I got the change and immediately left and shut it out of my memory until I saw the title of this thread.” — DROP_ASS_PICS_IN_PM


“My wife and I have done uber eats, doordash, and instacart for about 2 years now. We don’t have too many stories, mostly just high, drunk, or naked people answering the door. My wife is in a few Facebook groups though, and we just heard about a woman who was delivering some food into a private gated home. The gate had to be manually opened by the homeowner and he let her in no problem, but then after she delivered the food, he wouldn’t let her leave. It took calling the police, them arriving, and filing a report for her to be able to leave and learn that this was the third time he’s done this. Uber, though, won’t ban him from their service.” — nstav13


“My boyfriend and I used to do grocery delivery. One time I had a woman order 33 oranges. Another time, he had someone order 24 jars of vanilla frosting. The store didn’t even have enough vanilla frosting in stock to complete the order. Then one week later, we saw that the same man placed another order for 20 more jars of vanilla frosting.” — happilyeveremma


“I worked for a delivery company about 6 years ago. I got an order for a single cigar. Total cost of goods about $3. Delivery fee $13.50 (he lived way the hell out in the boonies.) He also tipped my like $10. Turns out he was drunk and ‘delivery fee is less than a DUI.'” — AtG68


“It was a Tuesday afternoon around 3:30, regular calls and orders his regular pizza. This guy was always nice to me, but I could tell he was doing some hard drugs because he had lost so much weight and started to get lesions on his forehead and hands as time went on. I get to his house around 4, maybe 4:15. Deliver the pizza, and I’m walking back to my car when I feel an iron grip on my shoulder and someone shouts ‘YOU GOTTA GET OUTTA THE WAY!’ I turn and there’s four or five county sheriff’s deputies in full tactical gear. There was probably 15-20 police officers in total. They lead me behind one of their cars and tell me not to move, then bust this guy’s door down and go in shouting ‘DRUG TASK FORCE’ and all that. I had to stay there for about an hour and had my car searched and everything. All that they found was a travel mug my mom gave me a while before I thought I had lost. Never took another delivery to that guy. I wonder about him sometimes. I never found out the actual reason behind the raid, but I have my suspicions.” — ZJake12

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Patricia Grisafi

Patricia Grisafi, PhD, is a freelance writer and educator. Her work has appeared in Salon, Vice, Bitch, Bustle, Broadly, The Establishment, and elsewhere. She is passionate about pit bull rescue, cursed objects, and designer sunglasses.