It is common courtesy to tip at least 15 to 20 percent of a meal's total when it comes to food service. However, one Canadian grandmother took it to an entirely different level this week when she accidentally gave a food delivery person the largest tip they had likely ever seen. The Calgary woman ordered food delivery from an establishment called Fritou Fried Chicken, a meal that ultimately came out to $74 CAD. When it was time to tip the delivery person for their services, the grandmother made a mistake and accidentally left an annual salary's worth of money in the form of a $60,000 CAD tip. That comes out to about $46,000 USD.
Amazon apparently won't be the only company offering drone delivery service: The United Postal Service could follow suit. UPS announced Tuesday it had successfully tested out a drone for residential delivery, a press release said. The company worked with Workhorse Group, a manufacturing company that created both the drone and the electric UPS car used to test the flight. The test drone successfully flew to its designated location, dropped off the package and then proceeded on its delivery route. The drone tested could carry up to 10 pounds.
In a city already already comically crowded with well-funded startups promising to deliver your next meal, today is not a happy day: Amazon just announced it's ramping up its one-hour Prime Now food delivery service in San Francisco. That's right: San Franciscans who already enjoy unlimited two-day shipping and video streaming for 99 a year can now also get food from 117 local restaurants delivered in about an hour. Available in 33 zip codes across the city, the service is Amazon's biggest rollout of Prime Now food delivery to date, the company says. Prime members place their orders through Amazon's standalone Prime Now app, which also offers one-hour delivery of a wide range of everyday products. Aside from the Prime subscription fee, food delivery comes with no additional markups or fees.