Hunger Games

“The riders, once you’re tuned in to them, are everywhere, gliding by stoically, usually on electric bikes, wearing their precious cargo on their backs: the silent swarm of tens of thousands of workers for apps like Seamless and GrubHub and Uber Eats and Caviar and DoorDash and Postmates, crisscrossing the city to gratify New Yorkers’ insatiable need for burgers and pad thai and chicken tikka masala delivered in minutes. For a few days this spring, I was one of them.” Andy Newman in the NYT: My Frantic Life as a Cab-Dodging, Tip-Chasing Food App Deliveryman.

+ “Pizza? Pad Thai? I don’t know, it’s your life! But whatever you do, do not tip through the app on DoorDash.” MoJo: Whatever Else You Do With Your Life, You Should Tip the Delivery Guy in Cash.

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