So I was all excited tonight because my last delivery signed his little credit card slip and then clipped a twenty dollar bill onto my clipboard before handing it back to me.  I said “wow, 20 bucks? Thanks!” and he said sure, and that was that.  It wasn’t until later when I was counting out at the end of the night that I noticed the credit card slip he signed was for only $7.  I was confused and asked my manager if he knew what was up, and it was explained that the dude had wanted to put part on a card and pay part in cash.  So my tip was really around $6, not $20.  Disappointing, but six is still decent on one pizza.

I ended up making ten deliveries, working five and a half hours, getting $17 reimbursement and $40.75 in tips.

So: $5.77 a delivery and $18.35 an hour before gas or taxes (I’m gonna figure out this gas thing soon, I’m curious what I make AFTER gas!)

My oven fills my apartment with smoke whenever I use it.  That means I have to clean it, right?  And if it doesn’t have a self-clean feature, that means I have to use oven cleaner?  Yuck.

The pie turned out fairly well.

 

pecan pie

pecan pie

Super tasty, and the crust wasn’t bad, especially for a first try.  I think next time it’ll be even better.

Tonight was another rainy dark night of work, and for some reason tonight I had mostly deliveries to houses without house numbers or where the numbers were completely out of order or houses down long dark driveways with no marker at the street.  And then tips were crap.  Maybe the worst so far?

I worked five and a half hours, made eight deliveries, got $13.50 reimbursement, and $18.73 in tips.

So $4.03 per delivery and $14.09 per hour before taxes or gas.

It was really slow tonight for a friday.  I got sent home after only four hours and only took six deliveries.  One of which was to a crazy man-hating woman who I traded a dude I work with for to see if I could get a tip when none of the guys at work can.  Nope.  No tip.  

I made $12 in reimbursements, and $25.12 in tips.

So $6.19 per delivery and $17.35 an hour before taxes or gas. Yippee.

Oh, and I probably can’t afford my health insurance anymore because my rent is too expensive and my income is too high to qualify for the poor person discount anymore.  But I heard that Obama is going to take away money from all the people that have it, and give it to those of us that don’t, so I’m sure everything will be perfect soon.

A client bought me a coffee table for my new apartment (a client from when I’m a Domme/escort, not a pizza girl!) and it arrived today.  Getting it up the stairs was a little scary, it was too heavy to carry, so I kind of rolled it up.  I checked the packing slip, and everything looked good, so I started putting it together.  Annoying to do alone it turns out, but I got it, set it upright, and then finally noticed it was NOT the coffee table I picked out.  Checked out the packing slip, and it shows the one I wanted, but the box is the wrong one.  So I look online, find out that the one I got is about $100 more than the one that was purchased, so I call and ask if I can return furniture purchased online to a retail store.  Sure can, as long as it’s packed back into it’s box.  So I take it all back apart, pack it back in the box with it’s complicated styrofoam puzzle, and slide it back down the stairs and wedge it back into my car.  This is when it starts pouring down rain.  So I drive to World Market, park in front of the door with my hazards on, and spend almost ten minutes pulling and pushing the huge box in the backseat, eventually getting it out and dragging it to the door.  I was hot and soaked.  But the exchange went smoothly, they had the coffee table I wanted in stock, the box for that one was a little smaller, so it wasn’t quite as much of an ordeal getting it in the car.  Getting it up the stairs was tough, it was even heavier than the first one, but I made it.  Put this one together, looks great, and I have about $100 in store credit at World Market now!  Worth the moving heavy shit in the rain part for sure.  Although my back hurts now, especially after driving all evening.

So it was POURING down rain all night tonight.  I got soaked over and over.  My car windows kept steaming up from the hot pizza until I figured out that the air conditioning solved that issue.  It was pretty busy, nobody wanted to leave their houses.  My first delivery was way out in the country, I had to walk through a muddy yard to get to the door.  The woman thanked me profusely, repeatedly, told me to drive safe, etc.  Then drew a line through the tip space on the credit card receipt.  It’s one thing if someone forgets to add a tip, but specifically scratching through, very obviously NO tip.  And I’m standing in the pouring down rain.  Thanks lady.  So then the second delivery a teenage girl answers the door with a $50.  I almost don’t have enough change for her, but she’s very patient as I count back each bill, and then the change.  No tip.  So I’m thinking it’s going to be an awful night, with the rain and the fogged windows, and the no tipping.  But it got better.

I ended up working close to five hours, making eleven deliveries, $18.50 reimbursements, $39.05 tips.

Which gets me $5.23 a delivery and $20.40 an hour before taxes or gas. Yay!

So today felt off, I don’t know why.  I felt like I had tiny cobwebs stuck to me repeatedly throughout the evening.  I got scared of llamas.  I got a shitty tip on a really annoying delivery way out in the country where I had to get out of my car and open a gate, get in my car, drive through the gate, get out of my car, close the gate behind me, drive to the house, deal with a rude lady and give her pizza, drive back to the gate, get out of my car, open the gate, get back in the car, drive through the gate, get out of my car, close the gate behind me, and finally leave the place.  It was even more annoying to live through than it was for you to just read all that.  Seriously.  And she tipped me a dollar.  And her llamas wanted to eat me.  I could tell.

So I made seven deliveries, worked six hours, made $13.50 in reimbursements, and $30.04 in tips.

Yippee.