I just read an article about a video by a woman who hired an Instacart shopper who ended up having some problems when she requested pistachio pudding.
He checked out, left the store, and sent her a "long-winded" text about how the pistachio pudding reminded him of his grandmother, and he had an anxiety attack. He told her he was in the parking lot "going through it." He delivered her order, which was missing some items (including the pudding), and quit working for Instacart right then.
Ok, I get that the customer should be able to get her full order and it's not fair to her. But I'm also looking at it from the shopper's point of view. Maybe he was trying to find a job he could do. Maybe he didn't think this one fully through. In any case, he didn't deserve to be ridiculed, as he was by her and then in the comments.
She said, "I’m going to stay away from Pistachio pudding for the rest of my life because I feel like this guy’s grandma is attached to it."
"He probably took the pistachio pudding to talk to lol," one commenter said.
"The first message I was like 'awww that’s nice,'" another commenter wrote. "Then he’s like, 'she communicates thru pistachio pudding,' and was like, 'oh nevermind.' 🤣 I swear we aren’t all like this."
A third commenter said, "When you said he didn’t even deliver the pistachio pudding I HOWLED."
I'm sure the shopper was embarrassed and felt terrible, both for his customer and about himself. I hope he didn't see those comments.
I realize he had responsibilities with that job. It's the ridicule that bothers me.