Denied DoorDash at school, a resourceful student ingeniously circumvents the rule, working with the driver to get his food delivered.
Institutions have many rules that are often redundant and needlessly make student's lives miserable. However, some students devise creative ways to circumvent these rules and get things done. A high school counselor–who goes by @fromthecounselorsdesk–recently shared a video on TikTok about how one of her students created a strategy to bypass the school's rule to get food delivered via DoorDash. The video has gone viral, gaining 3.6 million views and over 621K likes.
In the video, viewers get to see the student calling his DoorDash driver and informing him about the rule. He says, "So, you know, we can't have DoorDash food, but can you just bring the food in and just be like you, my uncle, and drop the food off in the office?" The delivery man is initially confused to hear this request. The student tries to persuade him by saying he could also pretend to be his cousin.
The school allowed family members to drop food off for the students, so the method would have been almost foolproof if the DoorDash worker agreed to the plan. There is a brief pause on the call and the delivery person asks the student, "Okay, what's your name, man? What's your complete last name?" The student clarifies his name and tells him to inform the office that he is dropping food off for his "nephew." He also requested him to take off the DoorDash sticker.
He replies, "Yeah, I got you" and the student is happy to hear it, ending the call. The video cuts to reveal the footage from the office showcasing the DoorDash driver showing up and stating, "This is for my nephew." The security lady asks him what his nephew's name which he says correctly. The front desk lady clears him and accepts the food. The student later goes to collect his food and gets it.
People on the site loved the student's creative tactic for getting food delivered and shared their thoughts in the comment section. @jenniferduhe shared, "My daughter's school won't even allow family to drop off food. The front desk lady told me to wrap it in a jacket, said she didn't see a thing and winked." @thresasaenz commented, "If I was doing DoorDash, I would totally do this for someone. Came to drop off my nephew's lunch for him."
Two months back, a DoorDash driver gave a woman a series of hilarious and weird responses. She shared a series of screenshots on TikTok, showcasing the lengthy conversation between her and the driver named Priti. The app informed her that her food had been delivered but went to the wrong address. She tried to inform the driver that her food was not there, but Priti insisted that it was there.
After a long back and forth, the woman was able to convince Priti that the food was not actually at the correct location. They simply replied that she could go and grab the food herself from the wrong address. However, the driver could not remember which house they delivered it to and blamed the GPS for their mistake. The unusual encounter ended with the driver saying that some days were just not for her and that it was all a part of life.