He ordered breakfast from Chick-fil-A via DoorDash and was notified by his delivery driver that they had left the order on a tree branch.
Aaron, who goes by the username @i.aaron on TikTok, recently sparked a heated debate about a delivery person's behavior and tipping culture when he decided to share how he had to get his breakfast from a tree, Newsweek reports. The social media user from Tennessee recounted in a video that has been viewed over 610,000 times since it was shared five days ago how he ordered breakfast from Chick-fil-A via DoorDash and was notified by his delivery driver that they had left the order on a tree branch because Aaron had only left them a $1.50 tip.
In an interview with BoredPanda Aaron explained how he reacted when he saw his parcel on the tree. He said, “I couldn’t stop laughing, I was super confused at first and didn’t know what he meant I thought he left it at the back door.” Aaron further explained how he also got concerned about the workforce after he received a lot of engagement on the video that he shared. He said, “But while I did appreciate the engagement in my video the comments concerned me for the future of our workforce.” He also received some "nasty DMs" from people who agreed with the delivery driver's response, "and it just spiraled out of control."
Aaron stated that the masses on social media are presumptuous these days.“I tried saying that the Chick-fil-A was 0.4 miles from my place and I know for a fact I still live in a 'hot zone' or whatever it's called, so it's not like I made the guy drive out of the way. People love to make assumptions online and make judgments based on those.” He further added I'm sure the guy grabbed my order because it was super close. I think if dashers did a little internal protest and went to Uber or stopped picking up orders, DoorDash would get the hint! Unfortunately, DoorDash pays so little and people still take the job."
Aaron shared his opinion on this matter by saying “It's the same situation with serving tables, which I did all through college. It's a gamble to survive off tips, but when you do your job well, you make way better than hourly. DoorDash should allow you to change your tip after the order, or just prompt it once your food is delivered. Tipping before is insane to me, tipping is for providing a service, not people who throw food in trees.”
Aaron told Newsweek that When he contacted DoorDash, he received a refund and a generic response regarding his dissatisfaction with the deliverer. He also claimed that he reduced the amount he used to tip after having some negative experiences with DoorDash employees.
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @i.aaron