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23 July 2017

Uber Eats delivery guy in trouble with bosses after smart alec Twitter response

An Uber Eats delivery guy sent a woman a smart-alec response that sent social media wild. Picture: Twitter

WHEN an Uber Eats delivery guy brought a food order to someone in hospital, the ensuing Twitter exchange had social media in stitches.

It began after Alisha Jennings-Oluwosuko ordered food from a local burger joint to John Hopkins Hospital in Maryland.

Ms Jennings-Oluwosuko, 20-year-old university student, was visiting a family member, who was being treated at the hospital.

Uber got in touch after seeing the sarcastic tweet, saying the actions of their employee is “definitely not OK”. Picture: Eric Risberg/AP

Uber got in touch after seeing the sarcastic tweet, saying the actions of their employee is “definitely not OK”. Picture: Eric Risberg/APSource:AP

“I forgot about the food; I had been doing so much at the hospital,” she told Buzzfeed.

Consequently when the delivery guy got in touch after arriving with her food, she texted back:

“Who is this?”

“Hello, your Uber Eats order is here,” the person texted back.

Ms Jennings-Oluwosuko then asked if he was at the main entrance of the hospital.

Ms Jennings-Oluwosuko had ordered food from a local burger joint. Picture: Thinkstock

Ms Jennings-Oluwosuko had ordered food from a local burger joint. Picture: ThinkstockSource:Supplied

“No I’m on top of the building I just landed my helicopter,” the delivery guy responded sarcastically.

He then added: “Yes I’m at the main entrance.”

“[John Hopkins] is a massive hospital — there are a million different entrances and branches — so that’s not an unexpected question to ask,” Ms Jennings-Oluwosuko told Buzzfeed in her own defence.

“He was being a smart-ass!”

She said she wasn’t sure how to feel, but when she met the delivery guy at his car, he admitted he was being a smart alec but that he thought it common sense to meet at the main entrance.

“He goes, ‘you saw what I said, I was just messing around … I come here all the time and I always come into the main entrance,’” Ms Jennings-Oluwosuko said.

After she shared the exchange on Twitter it was retweeted over 60,000 times in a day.

But while Ms Jennings-Oluwosuko saw the funny side the guy’s employers were not so amused. Uber got in touch after seeing her tweet, saying the actions of their employee is “definitely not OK” and promising to look in to it.

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