Is it really necessary to order delivery? – The Denisonian
WILL ROOSE, Special at The Denisonian–
As I dragged the thirty-pound camera from one high hill to another, the immersion of setting up and executing a cinematic shot seemed uninterrupted. It was my first day of experimenting with 16mm film.
While I was always aware of the potential hurdles, it would be BMW’s quick approach that spurred the very existence of this writing. She wore sunglasses, dark as night, as if preparing for a game of high stakes poker, and held an elegantly wrapped brown bag of what I could only assume was carrying a mixture of fried meats as the he floating smell hit me. ruthless force.
“Do you know where East Loop is?” ” she asked.
A mixture of bewilderment and light amusement came over me. I questioned my very existence as I evolved from an amateur filmmaker to a personal tour guide specializing in lukewarm, unconsumed calzones.
All kidding aside, I had no idea what specific routes to take to get to the other side of campus.
Still, it gave me an idea of how to solve the problem of lost delivery drivers and why there is little point in taking advantage of “Uber Technologies Incorporation” in a place like Denison.
In just a few short years, electronic food delivery apps have sprung up like wildfire, starting with Uber Eats and eventually services like DoorDash, Grubhub, Shipt, Postmates, and traditional restaurant pickup. While zip codes and location tracking were the determining factor in whether food could be ordered or not, orders can now be placed with restaurants however long it takes to get to a location. (as long as it is within five thousand radius).
In addition, the amount of hidden surcharges makes the delivery unsustainable for students who shop regularly. If someone wants to order in a cafe fifteen minutes away, a minimum of fifteen dollars must be met, plus a delivery charge of almost five dollars, with an additional tip.
With a forty minute delivery time, you can expect your coffee, deli sandwich, and a few snacks to have been in a stranger’s car long enough to lose temperature, freshness, and heat. the overall quality by the time it arrives at your door (assuming your driver can find his way).
Ignoring recent controversies – including the Uber company underestimating their environmental impact and unethical treatment of drivers – the myriad dining options on campus and around Granville make this service particularly unnecessary.
I have yet to hear a counter-argument steeped in logic or any sort of emotion other than being “hungry” during the supernatural morning hours. Of course, there’s no shame in being a night owl with a schedule that doesn’t allow for meal times, but deciding to voraciously consume reheated pizza at two in the morning at the expense of the cooks. and underpaid drivers seems unnecessary.
Regarding the issue of drivers finding hidden dorms, I think a specific pick-up area with signs and lockers in place would be effective, thus avoiding issues where there were none. Perhaps that would make these purchases, at the very least, semi-justified.