Members of a popular Internet forum became controversial when a man described his awkward conversation with a pizza delivery man who was infatuated with his girlfriend.
In a viral Reddit post published on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/Pplthrowaway507 (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) stated that the couple ordered a pizza from their girlfriend’s favorite pizzeria and explained how After things got heated, he insisted on seeing his partner after giving the pie.
Topic, “[Am I the a**hole] To report a pizza delivery boy for slipping a note under my girlfriend’s door?” Viral Post It has received over 8,000 votes and 2,500 comments in the last 8 hours.
“When the delivery boy came, I opened the door and he looked at me confused and then started asking where? [my girlfriend] Was,” the original poster began. “I said ‘Excuse me’ and asked why he was asking.”
“She said … it was just that he was used to giving her pizza and that was the first time she saw me, so she thought she was gone,” she continued. “I told her she was busy then took pizza and gave her money and while I was walking around, I saw her standing still [there],
“I told him that he shouldn’t stand out like this and he ruthlessly said it was not my property,” he said. “I was angry but didn’t want to proceed so I said it was not public property and [that] He should leave.”
Despite the man being sent off, the original poster said that ten minutes after the initial conversation, he saw a note being pushed under his girlfriend’s door. Opening the door, the original poster said that he saw the man outside the apartment and faced him once again.
“I stopped him immediately and then read what was said in the note,” he wrote. “He kept calling my girlfriend by her name and said that he was worried about her and how sad he was that he didn’t see her this time.”
“I asked if he left this note just to confirm, then told him I would report him to my boss for this behavior,” he continued. “They said it wasn’t for me and I don’t own the place so it was none of my use.”
However, after telling his girlfriend about the note, the original poster stated that he had asked her to leave it alone and that she was adamant that reporting the behavior to the man’s boss could do so. So that he can no longer order from his favorite pizza spot.
He wrote, “I asked if she was okay with what she did and she said no, but now she can’t order from this restaurant because they block any customer who complains.” “She said I overreacted and that I had no right to do so when it wasn’t even my apartment.”
Since the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020, food delivery services have seen a huge increase in both usage and revenue.
Last year, adjust reported that the top four food delivery services in the United States: DoorDash, Uber Eats, GrubHub and Postmates doubled their revenue during the first six months of the pandemic (when compared to the same period in 2019).
Pizza, a staple in the delivery landscape long before 2020, also saw a major renaissance during the pandemic.
Several chain pizza restaurants, including Papa John’s and Pizza Hut, saw an immediate increase in revenue, as well as a massive volume of delivery orders. However, Domino’s has benefited the most from increased COVID sales.
according to this Luck, the chain generated $240 billion in the first half of 2020, a 30 percent increase from a year ago. Its share price has also risen nearly 99 percent in the last three years.
The huge increase in orders and revenue for the major players in the food delivery industry has been accompanied by an increase in awkward interactions with delivery drivers.
Over the past year, a large number of customers have complained that delivery drivers have stolen their orders, left half-finished orders at the door and innumerable unpleasant and unwanted social interactions—digital and in person.
During the comments section of the viral Reddit post, Redditors were torn about the pizza delivery man’s reaction to the original poster, who insisted on seeing his girlfriend.
In one of the post’s top comments, which garnered nearly 10,000 votes, Redditor u/winnie_the_grizzly agreed that the original poster went ahead and that his response was inappropriate for the situation.
“This is your girlfriend’s apartment,” he wrote. “Your girlfriend ordered. It’s your girlfriend’s relationship with the pizza guy.”
“The note was for your girlfriend,” he said. “He told you to leave it.”
Redditor u/DiggityGiggity8, who said they work at a pizzeria, offered a totally different opinion.
,[Not the a**hole]I’m a Pizza Delivery Driver/Maker [and] That was out of bounds,” he remarked.[It’s] Super scary that he talks like this on a regular basis.”
“He’s a pizza guy,” added Redditor u/computerTarget. “He gets the pizza, goes to the address, hands the pizza, collects the money. Anything beyond that is creepy and out of line.”
In a lengthy comment, Redditor u/imguestage said that they understand the comments defending the original poster, as well as the comments questioning his offensive response.
“I understand why you reacted the way he did because [the] Pizza Boy is out of line, but I also know where your girlfriend is coming from,” he wrote. “You now have a situation where a man who makes the wrong choice when it comes to interacting with women, He has probably been thrown out of his own now. Work [and] He knows it’s because of your girlfriend.”
“So I feel a little [you’re the a**hole] Because you have escalated the situation every step of the way without taking into account the potential danger your girlfriend is now. “But it’s not your fault because you don’t have the experience to be careful about how women behave with men.”