Monday, November 19, 2012
chivalry of the now
It used to be that you could take someone out and treat them to dinner. OR if you were busy you could treat them to a coffee as a parting little way of saying "I care".
Now, it's much simpler.
I'd like to buy you dinner, I'll just order it with my seamless app and have it delivered to you. OR the elusive, "let me give you my seamless web login info.....order what you want....its on me." you've earned it.
Plus, look at that logo above again. I don't know how they did it, but you can just tell that the delivery guy doesn't speak english.....and it doesn't really matter. I'm totally ok with it. Let's face it, I'm a talker. I can and do strike up conversations with the delivery guy, trying to get a smile/laugh, whatever. But sometimes, you gotta leave the delivery people alone and in Brooklyn, they make it clear that if they are handing off your food to you, and you already paid your tip via seamless, they have no interest in you.
Its ok, I still try a little bit.