Struggles Of A Directionally Challenged Delivery Driver
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Struggles of a directionally chanllenged delivery driver

And they said this job was going to be easy

Struggles of a directionally chanllenged delivery driver

So you've just started a job in the food industry at a place that delivers, that's great! Nobody currently working there minds making deliveries, and hey, you get tips which is always a very nice bonus. But if you are directionally challenged, it might be a bit of an issue.

The first thing you do is pull up the GPS on your phone, obviously. Everyone uses it to get where they're going, it just seems to be a little bit harder for you for some reason. It tells you where to turn too late and suddenly you've missed your turn. There's nowhere to turn around and it's nearly impossible to do a u-turn. You can only hope it reroutes you quickly and correctly.

Once it does reroute you, it's probably going to have you switch lanes and that's okay, but which lane exactly do you need to be in? It doesn't matter too much... does it?

Well, turns out that it did and it was absolutely horrendous to try moving over four lanes of traffic in under half a mile. At least you're finally learning how to drive in city traffic.

When it's light outside, making deliveries is doable. When it's dark outside, making deliveries gets a little bit harder. Without the natural light of the sun it's difficult to see the names of street signs or house numbers.

Going out in rain or storms may seem almost impossible, especially because you have no clue where you're going added to the fact that you can't see clearly at all. But you might as well get used to it because in the middle of a storm is the most likely time that someone is going to call in a delivery.

And believe it or not, there are some houses or apartments that are unaccessible by car (like a gated community that the customer won't give you the access code to) and when that happens you'll hear your GPS say something along the lines of, "prepare to park your car and walk". Meanwhile you're thinking, 'walk? I have to actually walk to this place?'

The answer is yes, you do and that's definitely more effort than you wanted to put in, but it's alright. What is a little less than okay and might look a little funny is when you have to follow the walking directions on your GPS and you're wandering around looking very, very lost. Even more so when you make a loop and pass the same house or apartment twice.

At some point or another you will probably have to call the number on the receipt and ask the customer for directions or clarification before you finally arrive. Seeing the correct numbers on the front door is sign of a victory and a weight is lifted off your shoulders.

You happily hand over the food with a smile on your face and wish the person at the door a good rest of their day before you get back in your car. Now, if only you could figure out the way back.

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