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19 Secrets Food Delivery People Will Never Tell You


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Ever wanted to know what was going on in the heads of the bikers who deliver your Chinese noodles at 11:30 p.m.?

BuzzFeed France asked one of these delivery drivers, who wished to remain anonymous, to share his secrets.


2. At the same time, it's not super hard to be recruited.

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It's true, all you really need to know is how to pedal a bicycle.

5. But when it happens, it is usually because we've been sent to the right place at the right time.

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It all depends on the area we're working in. Let's just say that some neighborhoods are more keen on tips than others...


14. We are paid a bit better when we make deliveries during a downpour.

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But hey, it depends on what our employer considers a downpour. And it also depends on the company we work for: Some compensate us based on the duration of the storm, others on the amount of rainfall.

16. We are never super happy to be sent to the top of a hill two minutes before the end of our shift.

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Or even in the middle of our shit, in fact. Please understand we're on a bike.

18. And for some reason, there are people out there who just don't understand what we're doing on a bike, in the rain, with a bag the size of a baby elephant.

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"Ah, so you deliver restaurant dishes to people's houses? And that works out well?"

19. Sometimes, we're literally paid to do nothing.

When we don't have any deliveries, we just wait around at our unofficial ~meeting place~. Usually, we just end up getting paid to wait around, like when the order isn't ready, or when you've decided to take advantage of our patience. ¯\_(ツ)_ /¯


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