A TikToker, which broke down Postmates’ delivery by generation, claimed that Gen Z delivery drivers have them on ban, while if you draw a Gen X driver, you “probably bought dinner for the guy two streets down.”
The video comes from creator Bailie, which has racked up more than 406,000 views as of March 12.
“I’m so sick of hearing about Gen Z in the workplace,” she begins. “Tell me why every time I order Postmates and I see that the person who has my order is under 25, I know it will be delivered 10-15 minutes earlier, no questions asked. They don’t even try to contact me. You leave it on the side, plenty of room to grab it.”
@ba444e can someone explain that to me #fyp #fooddelivery #genz #millennial ♬ original sound – bailie
She then says it’s a different perspective for millennial Postmates drivers. “Millennial has my order… they’ll probably deliver it on time, but they’ll block my entire screen door. So in order for me to get my food… I lose my drink,” she says. “I have to spill my drink to get to the food.”
But she’s not a fan of Gen X, judging by her generalization of that group of drivers. “Gen X has it? It’s a wrap,” she claims. “I’m not coming to dinner tonight. I probably bought dinner for the guy two blocks down. The food doesn’t make it to me.”
Commentators shared their views on the matter.
“People over 25 always ignore the ‘leave at door’ attitude,” shared one. “They literally call my phone until I physically take it out of their hands.”
Another shared, “I literally had a guy pedal my order around San Francisco when I had a drink and a soup,” noting, “I still got my food.”
That prompted the creator to create another contrast, writing, “Gen Z will get my food to me on their bike quicker than Gen X in a six with the Maps open.”
One commenter, believed to be speaking for Gen Z, offered a simple “the bug is the feature” explanation, writing, “It’s the fear.”
Another Gen Z rep put forward a different theory as to why they win the Creator’s Postmates Sweepstakes. “It’s because I have Aj and good music. Life is a video game and getting it there as quickly as possible is the mission.”
Another had a specific video game in mind and shared, “I went to DoorDash with my 19 year old cousin once and I felt like I was in GTA.”
Some commenters just popped in to pounce on Gen X, with one user writing: “Gen X or older you have to phone them all the way from the restaurant because they can’t track their GPS to save their lives. ”
“A Gen Xer delivered my Uber Eats an hour late and all I ordered was a cheese quesadilla from Taco Bell down the street,” one recalled.
Another shared: “My Gen-X dad doesn’t believe in GPS. He said he grew up without one and knew where everything was in my city. He can never find anything.”
The Daily Dot reached out to the creator via a TikTok comment.
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*Initial publication: March 12, 2023 at 9:31 am CDT
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