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The Zomato Delivery Boy

Updated: Jun 7, 2020


On a rainy day 20 years ago, I was late for class. At the traffic light, the rear view mirror of a sedan was in my way. Not wanting my rusty pre-owned bike to hurt the glimmering ‘sun-roofed’ beauty, I waited. Sensing my urgency, the man behind the wheel folded the mirror with just the press of a button.

WOW! WAS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?

The light turned green. We nodded and went our separate ways. I was still late for class.

Recently, a Zomato delivery boy was in the same situation. Like the last time, the man behind the wheel had to press just a button.

This time, the man was me.

I hope the boy knows that his life is of far greater value than his speed. When I was his age, I honestly didn't.

I checked the Zomato app today and realized I hadn’t filled the ‘Delivery Service Feedback’ for my last order. It was one for which the deadline was missed.

Here’s what I filled: “On time. No hassles.”

YOU MUST THINK I'M NUTS!

Well, guilty as charged. But just so you know, Zomato provides a bio for each of their delivery boys. Here’s the last one I read:

“Iqbal is from Mumbai, Maharashtra. He can speak English and Hindi, and dreams of owning a car someday.” ~ Tirthankar Poddar

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