Monday 4 October 2004 4.59pm
No, not another story about the sad state of the postal service in SE1, but a rant about Deliverance, a food delivery (?) service!
Husband and I got a menu delivered last Friday and on Saturday decided to push the boat out and have our meal delivered! Having deliberated over the vast (and delicious sounding menu) we finally chose and then after quite a few redials I got through.
Your address is asked for, so I gave it in full; I was then told that it needed to be checked ... I guessed they were checking that they would deliver to this part of SE1 (there is a caviat on the inside cover saying that it delivers to some addresses in SE1, and as SEi is so large, I stupidly thought they may not deliver to the outer reaches ...) No, they wouldn't deliver to my flat as it is part of an estate.
The block of flats I live in (38 in all) is a small well-lit, well maintained LA block. I'm guessing that the other residents here also need to eat and should they have money, I guess it's as good as anyone elses, so why is an estate out of bounds to Deliverance? Our block is surrounded by much larger new blocks of (luxury, contemporary, lifestyle) flats along Long Lane
, you know the sort - something tells me that when residents do move into these, providing they can still afford to eat, they probably won't have the same problem...
Anyway we resorted to tried and trusted Simply Indian, who delivered on time, to the door (crikey) and we enjoyed a splendid meal, at probably half the price!
I guess it serves us right for having ideas above our station!!!