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Dear PoP – What Are Your Experiences Ordering Delivery?

by Prince Of Petworth November 19, 2008 at 11:41 pm 20 Comments

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“Not to start another argument about the best Chinese in the city, but last night we tried to order from Great Wall Szechuan House and were told we live too far away. The woman on the phone did not seem moved by the fact that they did deliver to us just a few weeks ago. Now, we are too far. We actually live in Park View, closer to them than Petworth and I know they have delivered to Petworthians. Did we not tip well enough last time? Are they anti-Park View? Was I just hungry and frustrated?

I don’t want to miss my chance at enjoying their spicy eggplant on my couch…”

I think it probably depends on the night. Maybe they were super busy last night but not a couple of weeks ago. I definitely find ordering delivery a frustrating process. Kind of like catching a cab home. Seemingly a bit arbitrary for sure. Some cabbies have no problems taking me home and some bolt like they’ve seen the devil himself. As for your experience, I’d just try them again another night. If they still don’t deliver you may want to go down to the store itself and introduce yourself. Kill ’em with kindness.

What do you guys think – have you had experiences ordering delivery where they deliver one night but not the other?


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