Tonight started off decent, I had $10 in tips in my first 2 hours. Unfortunately I only made $4 in the next 3 hours. Totals for 5 hours were 9 deliveries, $14 in tips, 35 miles.
When I arrived at my next to last delivery, there was a woman maybe in here late 40's standing by the front door smoking a cigarette. We had the following conversation:
Woman (yelling back into the house): "There's a man here"
Woman (to me): "What do you have?"
Woman: "Are you going to give it to me?"
Me: "Are you going to give me the money?"
Me: "Then I can just go home"
Woman (to younger girl, early 20's): "He won't give me the pizza."
Me: "No money, no food."
Woman (as her daughter handed me the money): "Don't order from these guys anymore."
Woman (to me): "The other guys give me the pizza first."
Me: "Good for them."
Woman: "You're talking yourself out of a tip"
Me: (silence) . . . "Thanks" (as her daughter handed me a single $1 back as a tip.)
My next delivery was just about as bad. It was to a very nice apartment complex. I rang the buzzer and a man in his early 20's came down to the door and gave me $25.60 for his $25.58 order.
"Sorry about no tip tonight" he said as I counted the money.
"I guess I'm sorry too, huh" was my reply.