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The three basic types of good tippers are:

1) People who have worked for tips.
2) People who are educated.
3) People who appreciate good service.

When the types of tippers are combine, i.e. and educated person who has worked for tips and appreciates good service, that’s when you get a really good tip. There are also fluke tippers, like people with so much money that it doesn’t even compute how well they just tipped. One day I took an order that was $170. The guy gave me $270 and said keep the change. I counted it 3 times. That was a stellar tip. I’ve also gotten $20 tips on $10 orders. They’re rare, but they do happen. Drunks also fall into the fluke category. They just don’t realize how much they gave you and it isn’t our job to question the customer. Ever. lol

The Driver (Adam Smith)

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So I drive a 2008 WRX to deliver. It’s all I have and I’ve only been able to find part-time work for a while, so I haven’t been able to get a beater. Tonight while delivering in a town 30 miles from where I live, my car decides to stall, with all the check engine type lights on, and smoke pouring from the engine. I was like “Shit!”, this is my only car, after all. I let it rest for a few hours (after clocking out), and drove it slowly home using the back roads (US 1). I made it, and tomorrow I’m going to take it to Subaru. But I took it to them before because it was acting “funny”. They diagnosed it both times saying it was fine. Nothing wrong. Now the 36K warranty is up, so I’m anxious to see if they suddenly diagnose a problem that isn’t covered. If they do, it will be the first and last Subaru I ever own.

*Update* Subaru found nothing wrong with the car. Yet again. They claimed there was oil on the engine and that’s what the smoke was and suggested I might have stalled the car when it started smoking. That’s possible, but highly unlikely. When I lost power I tried to get it going again and the car wouldn’t go. When you stall, everything should still work fine, just put it in gear again, restart the engine and go. That’s not what happened. I don’t plan on doing this job forever, and a BMW is looking really nice for the next car. Or maybe a G37X coupe 🙂

The Driver (Adam Smith)

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Seriously, if they weren’t so rude to everyone I’d feel bad about the whole situation, but now they have to start all over. With a different name. Or maybe they can make me an offer and buy one of the domain names I have. Since they’re all about the bottom line, I’d be willing to part with ninjavideo.us or ninjavideo.mobi for a reasonable offer. Maybe when they reinvent themselves they’ll be less inclined to piss on the people who otherwise thought they had a good site. And maybe they’ll get rid of the malicious code they had in the ads. More than once I had to help friends clean their computers of malware from visiting their site. And not the nice malware that one click of antimalware could get rid of. The nasty deep hiding malware. Anyway, my suggestion for everyone else to get their tv or movie fix is to use TPB or learn how to use mIRC. No, neither stream video, but you’ll get the same stuff often before NV would have had it anyway. This has nothing to do with pizza delivery anyway, so I’m ending this post short.

The Driver (Adam Smith)

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Everyone feels it, but people still order pizza. A lot more people are using coupons because everything costs more. For drivers it means we have to pay more for gas, and have less money for everything else, but to top it off, customers are tipping less. It’s like saying fuck you to us. Everyone else gets paid and we get stuck losing money sometimes. If I take a long run, like 10 miles or more (one way) I could go through a gallon of gas. That’s $3 gone. So if you tip me $2 on that $20 order knowing I went 20 miles round trip to bring you food hot, you’re a dick. It will work out to being about $1 out of my hourly for that run ($3 for the gas – $2 for the tip = $1 out of pocket for me). So if I made $8 for that hour before tax, now I’m down to $7. So if you’re one of those idiots, now you know why we take everyone else’s order first and we’re never smiling at your door. We tried to do everything to get you to appreciate that service and you said piss off. Thanks a lot.

The Driver (Adam Smith)

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