Today as my lunchtime running group was getting started, we observed a Fed Ex truck get stuck in the street. Runner Matt commented that he wouldn't want to be any kind of delivery driver on a day like today. I mentioned that I would be delivering pizzas tonight. Matt suggested that at least I should be making good tips. Unfortunately, it seems that isn't always the case.
But tonight was pretty good. No stiffs, only 1 $1, and 6 $4 or more ).
First run - 3 deliveries ($2, $3, $6)
Second run - 4 deliveries ($5, $3)
Third run - 4 deliveries ($4, $2, $3, $3)
Fourth run - 4 deliveries ($4, $2, $5, $2)
Fifth run - 3 deliveries ($2, $4, $1)
I didn't come close to getting stuck, because I have learned not to try to pull in a snowy driveway. I just flick my hazard lights on and leave the car in the street for a couple minutes.
Of course, at my next-to-last delivery, this led to an interesting story from a customer at a trailer park. He said to be careful and I remarked that I was staying out of the snow. He then said how once he had suffered a heart attack while shoveling snow! He also has been run over by a car and had a 2nd heart attack. I joked that he was like a cat and he said yeah, he figured he only had 6 lives left!
Totals for the night: 4.49 hours, 16 deliveries, 40 miles, $51 in tips.