Door Dash and The Anthropological Basis of Shut-In Culture.

Last week I signed up to be a dasher for Door Dash, which is essentially like Grub Hub or Uber Eats.

I get a notification and accept the order and then I drive to the restaurant, pick up the food and drive to the customer’s house or office.

It’s kind of a cool deal because I literally work whenever and for however long I want, I have no boss and my only obligation is to the app.

I have to say that while it’s good for those moments when I’m freaking out about money and I can just hop in the car for a day and make a hundred bucks, it’s definitely not something I want to do long term. So I’ve started looking for real actual jobs as well.

I’ve applied to a few content management positions and I think my chances are pretty good given my history and publishing credits. I’d like to just find something low pressure that pays a shit ton though, like what I had with my previous employers.

Honestly, I wish I could just focus on my camera business but for some damn reason nobody’s been buying anything for months. I don’t know what the hell to do about it either.

Door dash is the in between and, it’s definitely been interesting, my first day I had two customers that were so nervous when I came to the door that they couldn’t put words together and I have to wonder, what about me made them nervous? Maybe it was my sparkling personality or maybe it was my beard, yeah it was probably my beard.

It was cool becoming conscious of the fact that there are people out there that get dreadfully nervous though, you don’t see too many of those people in the wild because they’re shut ins and I’m glad I get to experience shut in culture from an anthropological point of view instead of holed up in my cave at home.

I also delivered to this group of tough hispanic dudes that, while I pulled up in my Kia Sportage, Carly Simon blasting, I was sure were gonna give me so much shit but they were nice and actually very pleasant. It just goes to show you that your preconceptions about people can be way off base.

I’ve only dashed twice so far but I imagine that it will be more of the same as I keep doing it and I’m just glad that I’m able to take action in making a little scratch now instead of just sitting around worrying about when my next sale will come. We’ll see what happens I guess.

For now let me get that money.

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