Unless you have been living under a rock, then I bet you have heard the expression ‘take something by storm.’ This time, the storm LITERALLY has taken this pizza delivery guy instead. He was caught by a powerful storm of up to 135mph while trying to deliver the ordered Domino Pizzas to hungry people from which he got the order.
In the video which was recorded nearby, you can see the delivery guy struggling his way through the storm which reportedly happened on an Osaka city street which is Japan’s second city according to rt.com. The storm which was called Typhon Jebi has killed 10 people and has left hundreds and more injured after hitting the city. It is thought that this was the worst typhoon that Japan has seen in 25 years.
Look at the video below to witness by yourself the struggles the delivery guy goes through the storm.
Those who weren’t being advised to evacuate were told to leave work early and stay indoors, and while most people followed these safety warnings, it soon became apparent that there was one unfortunate worker outside braving the elements, and they appeared to be trying to deliver pizza.
Twitter user @pur305 filmed the following video, which showed that it was a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver who was caught outside in the wind and rain. Filmed in Osaka, one of the areas hit hardest by the typhoon, this nail-biting video shows just how intense the battle was between rider and the storm.
As @pur305 mentions in the tweet, it’s incredibly irresponsible for a driver to be making deliveries in a typhoon, and many Twitter users were quick to voice their agreement. One fellow user also filmed the scene from the same apartment block, with a video that shows the scooter rider wasn’t the only one struggling in the vicinity.
Even more frightening is this clip, filmed on the same day in Osaka. While it’s not clear whether or not this was the same delivery driver, the battle was equally, if not more, intense.According to the video’s uploader, the driver was unharmed and managed to take refuge inside the apartment block after this was filmed. It was a frighteningly close call though, as the driver managed to stumble out of the way just as the scooter was picked up and pummelled by the wind.
While some Twitter users wondered whether or not the pizzas actually made it to their intended destinations, most expressed their sympathy for the driver and their anger at the company who allowed the driver to make deliveries in such dangerous conditions.
“Who would let someone deliver pizza on a scooter in the middle of a typhoon? Surely employee safety is a company obligation.”
“All these companies care about is money, not people.”
“They should simply stop taking delivery orders in situations like this.”
“The driver showed such a sense of responsibility. I’m so glad he wasn’t hurt.”
“Who would call to get a pizza delivered in those weather conditions? They’re just as bad as the company.”
While it’s disappointing to see that Domino’s allowed their drivers to set out on their scooters during the powerful typhoon, it’s true there was a customer at the end of the transaction who was responsible for starting the process in the first place.
— つよしYZF-R15 (@ishidatsu) September 4, 2018
The takeaway from the story here is that when hunger strikes during a typhoon, it’s best to think twice before ordering a delivery. It’s people out there making the deliveries, not self-driving delivery cars, after all.
Source: Hachima Kikou