This is not a birthing story.
Almost all the restaurants here in Dubai offer home delivery service saying they’ll deliver ANYWHERE and by anywhere I am not sure if they really thought about traffic and freshness of food as it arrives on the customer’s doorsteps.
I do not prefer home delivery because of only one reason: safety. This is of course a very personal reason. I mean, there is nothing wrong with having your food delivered at the comfort of your house – – we have had pizzas and fried chicken delivered to our home when we were still in Japan. But here? I could not imagine the risk that these delivery men face just to get the food warm when they ring our bell. I have witnessed a couple of accidents on the road with bikes and motorcycles. One accident heavily traumatized me when I saw one delivery man being hurled up so high in the air after a Pajero bumped him from behind. When he and his motorcycle landed, it was not only cola that spilled on the road, there was blood. Too much.
Who knows right at this very minute a restaurant is taking a home delivery order and sending off someone out there in the treacherous road, in a motorcycle, without seat belts and practically nothing to protect him. I know accidents happen all the time but I just don’t want to live in the thought that a man died just to deliver my fried chicken.