Is it rude to order delivery food when the weather is bad?


User Avatar
Leo Bergnaum
November 15, 2019 7:06PM

I don't think ordering delivery is rude when the weather is bad. The thing to keep in mind is that most delivery drivers use their own car and the chance of getting into an accident when the roads are icy are a lot higher. You should tip double what you would normally tip (in my case I go from $5 to $10). Expect for the delivery to take a lot longer too. I was delivering pizzas during a huge snow storm one year and I was the only driver with an all wheel drive vehicle. I made so much money that season. Domino's doubles the mileage fee they give their drivers so between that and the increase in tips I made I walked with around $300 on a 10 hour shift which is way above an average shift. That being said I did nearly wreck my car a couple of times sliding on ice and I slipped and fell on another occasion. If any of those incidents would have been worse the $300 dollars would not have been worth it.

User Avatar
Grace Miller
November 21, 2019 5:29PM
I think it depends on the kind of weather that is going on. If it's a light drizzle of rain or just a "baby" snowstorm, then it shouldn't be too bad. Just make sure there isn't a terrible storm, a bad blizzard, hurricanes, tornados, or bad road conditions before you order delivery food!
User Avatar
November 21, 2019 7:54PM
Having been a delivery driver years ago... 1. call the store first if you can and ask. Let them know that if the driver thinks it's not safe to get to your house you understand. 2. don't expect the food quickly 3. tip super well 4. make sure your driveway, doorstep, etc. are clear and safe to walk on. 5. TIP SUPER WELL and thank the driver. I had good snow tires and a four-wheel-drive vehicle, with salt and shovel and wool blankets just in case. I didn't mind delivering in most weather, and since I was usually the only driver and got big tips, I made more money. If you think drivers might be MADE to go out in dangerous conditions or lose their jobs, call. Drivers at most places are also the ones that answer the phones and they can tell you. I sometimes warned people of loooong delivery times that way, or that the weather would ease up in a bit and they should order then.
User Avatar
Xavier Hills
November 15, 2019 7:06PM

Personally, I don't think it's rude. The whole point of delivery is paying for the convenience to not have to go out yourself. I think it should really be up to the business to decide to cancel delivery services if they feel like their employees would be unsafe doing their jobs, which would be completely understandable. But the burden of guilt shouldn't be on the customer. That being said, if it's particularly miserable out, I could see slipping the driver a bigger tip, but I don't think it should be expected.

User Avatar
Natasha Moore
November 22, 2019 4:58PM
Yes the food may get wet and ruined. If you call them to bring it to you it is your own fault. But/ The weather outside is frightful, but you’re warm and cozy in your bed. And then hunger strikes, and it feels all too easy to just order up some Seamless straight to your apartment door. But sometimes there’s a little pang of guilt. Should I really make a delivery person trek through the rain or snow to deliver me a pizza? To be honest, is it bad to order delivery in bad weather? If we don’t want to go outside, why should anyone else? At the same time, that’s how delivery people (also known as literal angels) make their money. But you can order delivery guilt-free if you follow these best practices. It basically boils down to being a considerate human. Even when you’re hungry. We know, that’s not as easy as it sounds. Here’s how don’t?buy $30 worth of Indian food and only tip $3. It’s rude and disrespectful in the best of times. Delivery fees don’t go to the driver. They’re for the owner to process the owner. We know, it stinks. So aim for 20 percent, but even more if the weather is especially harrowing. Your delivery person will appreciate it after risking their life on the icy or wet roads. ?Bottom line: if you can’t afford to tip well, you can’t afford to order food. Break out the Top Ramen.
User Avatar
Debra Bess
November 21, 2019 7:25PM
No it is not rude. People order delivery food for a convenience. When the weather is bad, it is more convenient to have the food delivered. I think when the weather is bad, you should add a higher amount for your tip. Not tipping or not giving a higher tip in bad weather is very rude
User Avatar
Kalanu Raven Sun
November 21, 2019 4:03PM
No. It's just part of being a delivery person. You should give them a tip for thier service.
User Avatar
Edmund Squire
November 21, 2019 4:08PM
If I was younger and able to drive there, I wouldn't order delivery food. Those delivery driver don't make that much money and I don't think it's fair to send them out on a delivery in real bad weather, unless I can't get to the store etc. due to a diability.
User Avatar
November 20, 2019 11:03PM
It is not technicly rude to order food during bad weather but it is just kind to give them a tip for getting your food to you.
User Avatar
susan payer
November 23, 2019 5:40PM
No, of course not! Know that most delivery services call in off-duty emplohyees to work when the weather is bad, and those people want to make their money! Tip them more than usual.
User Avatar
November 23, 2019 6:29PM
To me it depends on the weather and how about just meeting them halfway depending on how bad it depending how bad is the weather again and just given them a nice tip.
User Avatar
November 21, 2019 7:15PM
Yes,because if you order something and it's not coming in till next week on Christmas and if it snows and starts icing up you just might cause and accidents..
User Avatar
November 19, 2019 4:54PM
Definitely not rude. There are a few perspectives to concider, but as long as you consider it, it's not rude. A business owner of a delivery business rejoices when bad weather is in the forcast. These are the busiest and most profitable days for them. As long as the weather still allows for delivery, they will gladly accept your business. In severe storms or natural disasters, they might decline your business, but otherwise, they are ecstatic! The delivery driver has a similar perspective of the business owner. In their case, however, they are putting their property and their lives at risk here. They do it by choice because, again, bad weather is one of the most profitable times for them. You do need to consider the effort and risk that they are taking on your behalf and reward them accordingly. This is the only place where you might come accross being rude. If you skimp on the tip, then you are being rude. If you tip them according to their effort and the service, then you're golden in my book and dare I say most delivery drivers. General rule of thumb, tip 20% on your average good service experience. In this bad weather situation, push that up to 30-50% depending on the severity of the weather and the attitude of the delivery driver. I've even tiped 100% in some cases.
User Avatar
Hello Kitty Berry
November 25, 2019 11:44PM
No, but you should give a tip because they came in bad weather just to give you your item(s).
User Avatar
November 21, 2019 5:58PM
No, they expect it and look forward to it because of tips. Bad weather is when they make their money.
User Avatar
Teresa Stahl
November 21, 2019 3:16PM
It depends on how bad it is. If really bad I would not because I wouldnt want to drive in bad weather so dont expect someone else to just for
User Avatar
David Davis
November 21, 2019 7:36PM
It would probably depend on the tip. I delivered for a company once where I also got a small percentage of the total order, never very much. What I used to always hate was when someone would call just before closing from an address at the far end of the area we would deliver to, order the absolute minimum order for a delivery, and then either not tip or even worse tip a quarter or 50 cents. A little consideration goes a long way, and I would cheerfully deliver in bad weather if the person acted like a decent human being.
User Avatar
Delmi Franco
December 02, 2019 6:53PM
It's not really rude but it is dangerous for the delivery person because something could happen to them when they are out delivering your food. So therefore my answer is no it's not rude but it is dangerous.
User Avatar
BSky Red17
November 21, 2019 10:12AM
Well, i have feeling it would sometime be a bit too much for the delivery person it counts on how bad the weather is but i'm sure that it wouldn't be rude if it is something like raining, snowing, windy, they would understand.
User Avatar
Jieanna Grillo
November 22, 2019 6:47PM
User Avatar
Angie Lehne
January 21, 2020 9:58PM
User Avatar
Isaiah Fox
November 22, 2019 3:05PM
It depends on what the weather is like. For example if it i sprinkling then it is okay to order delivery food.
User Avatar
Delihany Rodriguez Pagan
November 20, 2019 11:29PM
No not really only if you give them a tip of bringing you this good food
User Avatar
monjurul islam
February 09, 2020 1:17PM

How to make money from online?

User Avatar
Clara H
November 21, 2019 9:33PM
I think for the person doing it yes. But, it is also their job, even if they don't enjoy it. But also think before, ask yourself if you coulddo it.
User Avatar
November 27, 2019 3:34AM
well it is not rude because he is getting paid for it
User Avatar
26J Salazar
November 24, 2019 3:57AM
well . Its not bad. it depends on the weather, if It is bad, I'll just drive there to get the food. or order it then pick it up there.
User Avatar
December 03, 2019 1:59PM
yes Because it would be ruen by the time have got it!!!!!!
User Avatar
Abagail Kreutzer
December 02, 2019 4:40PM
I think that it's not that rude because we all can't control the weath.
User Avatar
Scott Greene
November 20, 2019 3:22PM
Not if it's just snowing. If it's in hazardous conditions yes.
User Avatar
blaken dahlberg
December 02, 2019 2:33PM
yeas but no because who use a bike or a motorcile when doing a dilivery because it could be cold outside.
User Avatar
Connor Wolfe
December 01, 2019 1:56PM
it is not because the place you order from is doing their job so it is not rude to technically get food or your item delivered is from someone doing their job
User Avatar
Soph The Weird
December 01, 2019 3:31AM
probably not because they still get paid
User Avatar
Sane Leeh
November 28, 2019 12:41PM
Poeple still need to make a living even when the weather is bad... They need to pay the heating bills!
User Avatar
Akashii Friend
November 28, 2019 7:38AM
no sir
User Avatar
Emily Goodenough
November 22, 2019 8:06PM
Yes, but they get ??
User Avatar
Jett Alanis
November 25, 2019 10:28PM
User Avatar
Wyatt Williams Williams
November 21, 2019 10:00PM
yes because ur making them come out side for ur oun selfish needs cause you want food so u dont have to cook
User Avatar
Zara Dams
November 23, 2019 11:10PM
Rude. Especially if the company delivers by motorcycle. Would you like to bike throught the snow or rain on a cold windy night. I think not
User Avatar
Holistic Technologies
November 19, 2019 7:45AM
Yes i guess it is rude. Delivery boys are also Humans so you dont need to irritate them in BAD WEATHER. we should take care of eachother. Its my views.. hope you like it...
User Avatar
luis romaro
November 22, 2019 1:53PM
i think ordering in bad weather is rude because imagine you're in that situation and someone ordered food and you had to go out in a down pour you would be alittle attitude an be alittle ticked off wouldn't you i would i would'nt even deliver the food
User Avatar
Valerie Hiltz
November 22, 2019 2:23AM
User Avatar
Chloe Burton 21 (STUDENT)
November 20, 2019 7:24PM
No because it’s their job and their getting payed to do it
User Avatar
Mason Chapdelaine-Little
November 26, 2019 4:17PM
no because your hungry. i′ve done it.
User Avatar
November 21, 2019 10:04PM
No they those that job
User Avatar
deepika joshi
November 21, 2019 6:33AM
No...for me it's not
User Avatar
Zipporah Willemse
November 21, 2019 10:31PM
No, I think its fine. After all, who doesn't like pizza on a cold day?
User Avatar
Addison Stone
November 21, 2019 2:41PM
User Avatar
Elizabeth Lee
November 25, 2019 5:38PM
I think it is rude for the workers and the pepoles that are the ones getting the food becuse it might be raining and your food might get wet and they might get soke
User Avatar
Donald Weisenberger
November 21, 2019 5:49PM
No they are just tryign to get the packedge there on time
User Avatar
Alexis C Atkinson
November 25, 2019 7:14PM
Their job is to deliver food deal with it.
User Avatar
Julianne Williams
November 24, 2019 8:36PM
it can indeed be seen as rude becuase they have to walk up to your house
User Avatar
Austin Sieckmann
November 21, 2019 3:20PM
I do not think it is rude to order a delivery on bad weather days because that is what they signed up for.
User Avatar
Kimberly kephart
November 22, 2019 10:29PM
yes people dont like traveling in bad weather
User Avatar
Alice Bayes
November 21, 2019 3:33PM
no because they arethe ones who applied for the job
User Avatar
November 20, 2019 10:12PM
Yes very rude
User Avatar
Kamari Dixon
November 26, 2019 8:03PM
yes because there stuff will probaly get wet duh!
User Avatar
MacKenzie Rubinstein
November 20, 2019 9:41PM
it is bad
User Avatar
Farman Ullah
November 20, 2019 6:00PM
No, its not
User Avatar
Yin-Shuo Liu
November 21, 2019 5:57PM
janie cho is bisexual :)
User Avatar
Farman Ullah
November 20, 2019 5:58PM
User Avatar
Farman Ullah
November 20, 2019 5:54PM
User Avatar
Farman Ullah
November 20, 2019 5:58PM
User Avatar
Farman Ullah
November 20, 2019 5:53PM
I need always