An Auckland bloke is “puzzled” with loads of Uber Eats deliveries finding him at his house, job, and even while cutting shapes on the d-floor.
Jake Scott, 27, has received 37 orders - including condoms, a big breakfast, noodles, coffee, onion dip, butter chicken, chocolate, a rose with a note saying ‘I Love You’ and more. The identity of the charitable orderer (or orderers) is completely unknown.
John P, Alofa T, Bob, Jeff, Harry, and Mr X are aliases that have been shared with Jake by the Uber Eats drivers. Jake’s mates’ Uber Eats and bank transactions are clean.
Jake, a good friend of George FM, told George Drive's Sin & Brook he's been enjoying the surprise deliveries, but it is a bit strange.
"It almost felt like people have been sending me gifts as if a dog had died, but I don't have any pets," he said. "I kind of took it into account that someone ordered to the wrong address. So I was like 'okay, allgoods, I'll eat it'."
During his shift at Hell’s Pizza, another brown bag was handed to Jake. This one had the enemy’s food in it - a Domino’s vegan and gluten-free garlic bread.
“We kept looking at each cause that's competition and they're like ten metres down the road," Jake recalls. "I told the delivery man 'this is a sick joke' and he just laughed."
Trying to escape the madness of it all, our well-fed victim hit the town. Mid-boogie Jake saw someone snaking their way through the moshpit, like a breather who’s lost his mates at RNV. It was an Uber Eats driver hand-delivering him a Kinder Bueno.
Bueno to the free food, but no bueno to the absurdity of it all seems to be Jake’s attitude. He also is adamant that he's not doing it to himself just to go viral, with the evidence to prove it.
“I've had about 50 DMs from guys and girls telling me that I'm just trying to go viral and I've sent them a screen recording of my app store because I've never downloaded Uber Eats."
Jake’s not the only Aucklander being offered food by the void. Earlier this year a Waiheke suburb was teetering on the edge of mayhem thanks to a “serial sausager” going around putting snags in people’s mailboxes.
“It’s ripping us apart,” said one victim. We can’t trust one another … I’ve been accused, my brother’s been accused. It’s a witch hunt.”