After a very busy weekend, on Sunday evening my wife ordered some Chinese food to be delivered. She did this while I was attending to other tasks and she was watching our son. We were both completely worn out after having accomplished a ton of little things over the weekend, so at first I didn’t really mind.
First of all, we sat around waiting for the food because we had no idea when it would arrive for certain. The person on the phone estimated a 6 PM delivery time so I halted my task at six o’clock and headed downstairs to eat. It didn’t arrive until 6:20. If I had prepared it myself, I could have provided a lot better estimation on when it would be done.
Second, the food wasn’t all that good. I am quite certain I could prepare a garlic chicken and rice meal at least as good as what I ate in about fifteen minutes. I have become used to using fresh vegetables and stuff I have cooked and spiced myself and thus it has made sub-par prepared food seem very sub-par to me. I don’t mind eating out if it’s well-prepared, but if it’s not, I’d just rather prepare it at home cheaper and tastier.
Third, it was expensive. $20 for an entree for myself and my wife and my son and an order of crab rangoon (that seemed to be lacking crab)! That’s a lot of money to pay for sub-par food.
So, let’s add this up. For the “convenience” of it, we spent twenty minutes sitting and waiting on the food. Then, when it arrived, it was expensive and not that good.
I could have prepared everything that we ate in those twenty minutes that we were waiting. It would have been tastier, likely healthier, and substantially cheaper.
The area where I live has extremely limited options for food delivery. I can safely say that I will never have food delivered to my door again unless I move or there’s a new place in the nearest town that delivers.