Is it ok to order delivery in a snowstorm /ck/?
>ordering during a blizzard
So you have to wait for dinner for 1-2hours because of the travel conditions and other backed up orders from faggots who don't know how to make their own dinners during weather either?
>dangerous weather is an entirely different story.
Close the fucking restaurant then. If the cheap-ass owner won't do that, then get another delivery gig. You can be working the same day if you can write your name and phone number on an application. If you don't like being in the shit, find another industry.
>Do you guys think food delivery drivers get hazard pay
Unless you are delivering from something far enough away that they would need to get on an interstate, or you are in the south where people don't know what the fuck to do when it snows, there is no real hazard involved
Why are people saying delivery is ideal during a snowstorm? It fucking isn't.
Food deliveries can take up to three or four hours. Your food is lukecold by the time it gets to you. And on top of that you could be putting someone's life in danger over fucking pizza just so they can collect their 8.25 an hour. I doubt they get tipped well on top of that because their clientele are often too stupid to suss why their pizzas aren't getting delivered in under 40 minutes, so they get all pissed off.
>Food deliveries can take up to three or four hours. Your food is lukecold by the time it gets to you
Where do you live? Is it some sort of food desert where there are very few places nearby? Or is it like Texas where people just are not used to snow
It's called a state of emergency retard. They can tell people to close and tell people to stay off the streets because making people drive around in a blizzard is extremely dangerous.
OMG two feet of snow. Half of USA goes into their bomb shelters.
I've been through 4 feet of snow, -50 C and we still had to go to work/school with no plows for three days
Get some balls, you fucking pussies.
Isn't New York supposed to have mostly walkable neighborhoods?
I thought most people there can't even afford cars. Who cares if the road conditions are bad when you can walk to a restaurant a couple blocks away? But now power hungry politician guy says I can't do that?
Its pretty funny how the national media treats New York and DC weather as though it is national news. The weather alarmism has gotten really bad in most local media in the last 10 years, now the national media is full board on the hype machine
Walking can still be dangerous. Tons of people take taxis and ubers. Not to mention the fact that most people who work at restaurants can't nearly afford to live near the places they work.
>Walking can still be dangerous.
stop it dude. You really think its appropriate for some politician to say people must avoid walking in snow because they might slip and hurt themselves? I know NYC takes the nanny state stuff really seriously, but thats a little ridiculous
>You really think its appropriate for some politician to say people must avoid walking in snow because they might slip and hurt themselves?
Considering the overall lack of infrastructure re: snow and ice, yes that's appropriate and reasonable. If they cant get the streets plowed and the sidewalks clear and/or salted, they don't want people getting hurt. They cover themselves by saying "Stay inside." If someone chooses not to listen, it's on them.
I know you might not be able to understand because the farthest you ever walk is from your front door to your driveway but cities are pretty huge. If your job is 10 blocks away than you are pretty much walking a mile and a half each way.
Depending on where you live. I didn't have a car when I lived in Manhattan, but I like having one in Brooklyn.
The supermarket was closed by noon today, but the indie shops were closing later. Most restaurants were open for breakfast and lunch, but are closing for dinner, because no one will be able to get home after 4PM when half the subways are being shut down.
He's doing the responsible thing, so that people don't drive and get in accidents. He's saving lives. There's already a 9 year old missing boy in D.C. that I saw on the news, he needs his medicine and he's lost out in the snow. It's people like you if you were in charge we'd have 9 missing 9 year olds instead of just one.
>There's already a 9 year old missing boy in D.C. that I saw on the news
So we shouldn't allow kids to enjoy themselves and play in the snow because one kid has bad parents?
Playing out in snowstorms should be an integral part of any kids' childhood. I feel sorry for today's urban east coast youth if their elected bureaucrats try and prevent that
While you're fighting for freedom from the nanny state are you going to be fighting for people to do heroine and polygamists to marry as many people as they want, or is muh freedom only important when it comes to the Fox News Narrative of what makes a nanny state.
Fuck, you americans are pathetic.
It's a few feet of snow. Whoopee. It's not a valcano erupting or a tsunami or a flood. It's just some snow. Jesus Christ. I've gone through way worse cold conditions. Get some testicles.
>fighting for people to do heroine
Surely more harm has been done by our war on drugs than would be done otherwise, but thats for another thread
>and polygamists to marry as many people as they wan
If everyone involved is a consenting adult I couldn't care less. Why would it possibly be some politician's responsibility to tell adults what to do with their personal life?
In today's society we need to protect kids from themselves, from strangers, and from lazy parents.
There are irresponsible parents like these who "free range" raise their kids and allow them to walk to and from school by themselves....! They're too lazy to pick their kids up or walk with them, and rightfully have gotten in trouble with the law.
We need laws to protect the children whether it's from a snowstorm or laziness.
In a way shutting the city down is a kind of freedom. It's the only time you'll see New Yorkers not in a rush to get somewhere. Everyone I saw on the streets today was much more cheerful and outgoing than normal.
Kind of the same way everyone just pretty much partied for the week after 9-11 and the days of the 2003 blackout.
I completely agree that we need to protect kids from bad parents, but I do not agree that that means we should ban them from enjoying time outside in the snow. One bad parent shouldn't be allowed to ruin things for everyone else
>>There's already a 9 year old missing boy in D.C. that
If it was a few feet of standing water you would be freaking out, you freak out about what you're not accustomed to. We don't get snow like this so were ill prepared for it and aren't experienced enough to drive in it responsibly.
>11 people already died and the storm is just getting started
Do you realize how that is an incredibly small number?
This is akin to saying all cars should be banned because people die in car accidents every day. Its just media hype of something that is rather mundane
Some of the best time I had in college was the 2 snow days we had. If a college campus with tens of thousands of drunk people wandering a blizzard can survive I think we will be fine
The funniest part was everyone rushing the liquor stores after they announced classes would be canceled the next day
>Do you realize how that is an incredibly small number?
one life lost is one too many, what if it was a family member of yours? you're being cold and heartless. And any number can be made to seem small by com paring it to others. To make any tragedy seem small all you have to do is compare that number to the number of victims who died in the holocaust and it looks minuscule.
>one life lost is one too many
People die every day. We cannot live our lives avoiding anything with any risk whatsoever. Thats a terrible way to live
By that logic we should ban everything from red meat and sausage, to alcohol, to cars and knives. and only allow people to go outside during daylight hours of mostly cloudy though precipitationless days (to avoid both skin cancer and the risk of falling on slippery conditions)
Also, make sure you never approach a non-white neighborhood because the risk of getting shot is way too high to survive your logic
>By that logic we should ban everything from red meat and sausage, to alcohol, to cars and knives. and only allow people to go outside during daylight hours of mostly cloudy though precipitationless days (to avoid both skin cancer and the risk of falling on slippery conditions)
What's wrong with that? At least we would all be safe.
Actually, I prefer to order take-out in a snowstorm.
I really like driving in the snow. I live in Cleveland, we get plenty of snow (usually) but it's never been unmanageable for as long as I've been driving. I don't have snow tires or anything. You just have to actually know how to drive, and very few people, despite having licenses, actually know how to drive.
Yea please ban all fun so we can all live safely and die at the ripe age of 99 bored out of our minds to insanity because life is so fuckign miserable with all the safety rules
its people like you who cause suicide rates to go up by trying to further your boredom agenda
>Order delivery pizza and it comes out to $20 exactly
>I only have twenties and they never have enough to break a 20 because robbery shit
>Pay him the $20 and hand him a cup of hot cocoa as tip
>closed the door
Felt bad man.
even drudge has been covering it like all week.
I guess it's a big deal because it impacts so many people but I don't see why it's headline-worthy. we've had worse in ohio and no one cared
Because the people who decide whether or not to stay open generally aren't the same people who are making the deliveries, and there are people who legitimately don't give a shit about their employees' safety.
I bet the people making the deliveries prefer making money to having their shift canceled
and its not like food delivery requires long distance interstate travel, its usually less than a mile on low sped roads, hardly a significant risk
Probably because it affects 85 million people. Just today, the state of Virginia has had over 700 vehicle collisions.
>has had over 700 vehicle collisions.
most of them were probably very minor.
I don't think its national news than a bunch of southerners aren't used to driving in snow and slowly slide into eachother
My neighborhood is kind of hilly, so maybe a few times where I would worry about getting stuck if the plows are not out yet, but I have never experienced something where city streets were too dangerous to handle. There have been a few times where I have been a little weary about getting on the highway, but I have never missed work over it, but obviously we are not ordering delivery from stuff far away to require a highway
Fucking casuals, I haven't had winters on in 3 years, have a rear wheel drive shitbucket and live in calgary and have still never gotten in an accident. Driving in snow and ice is easy, you just gotta be observant and know your car's capabilities