I feel terrible. Here I am, defending tipping, defending the fact that pizza delivery people work hard and deserve to be tipped well, and I've had a couple of very off nights.
I suppose it starts with a lot of $2 tips on Friday night. $2 tips in particular irritate me because those people think they are tipping acceptably. Then on my last delivery I forgot the ranch cups, which is so unlike me. I always check the tags for extra stuff. When I told the guy at the door that I forgot them but that I'd be back as soon as I possibly could, the woman just inside made a disgusting scoffing noise and said "she forgot what?" like I was the lowest of the low, like what good was I if I couldn't even do my job and bring the ranch cups they ordered. It was a bad way to end the night.
Then last night I kept having $1 tippers. $1 tippers can't even pretend that they're tipping acceptably. Every time someone hands me a dollar as a tip I want to throw it back at them and yell, "Keep it! You obviously need it more than I do. Go buy yourself some class."
So, I'd had two nights of shitty tippers and it got to be the end of the night and I'd just gotten stiffed and I got into a neighborhood where the street signs are terrible, instead of being standard issue matte green with reflective white lettering they are matte brown with stylized matte white lettering. Anyway, I had a delivery to ***clarc and somehow I ended up on ***more exactly one street away. The houses are numbered the same and when I went to deliver the pizza a kid answered the door and seemed to know what was going on. As I drove off I noticed the street sign said ***more and had a 1/2 thought that I hoped I'd delivered to the right street, but I figured the kid wouldn't have taken the pizza if no one ordered it. I got back to the store and the phones were ringing off the hook and so I immediately go to answer it and it turns out to be the kid calling to let them know that he just got a delivery for someone else. I told him that I'd send the driver right out. I went back, I picked up the pizza which they had thankfully not started eating and from the fact that them mom came to the door with him I assume wasn't messed with and took it one street over to the correct people. I voluntarily gave them one of the free pizza coupons I've been hoarding. They deserve it for my screwup and hopefully it made the not hot pizza taste a little better. So another bad ending to a night.
Friday night I made $25 off of 7 deliveries. ($2.28 average tip per delivery)
Saturday night I made $27 off of 10 deliveries. ($1.41 average tip per delivery)