Recently, I've noticed a trend when door dashing near Tyler, Texas lately. I've been finding extra little "presents" in my door dash orders. Have you?

In case I've not already mentioned it, ever since I developed a quarantine habit for ordering from GrubHub, UberEats, and particularly Door Dash, I've never really stopped.

Yes, I know I KNOW it is so much more expensive. But frankly, at the end of the day, there are few things I find more of a blessing than knowing I can place an order online without having to drive anywhere, yell back via a drive-thru speaker, or go into a busy restaurant and talk to people after having done so all day long.

Yes, I know I could cook but that's a whole OTHER subject.

Back to the topic at hand. The last few times I've ordered from Door Dash, I've been receiving little "extras" from my Door Dash Driver.

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I'm not sure if there is a forum somewhere where Door Dash Drivers discuss how to set themselves apart or what. Whatever the case, I sincerely appreciate the extra effort. Granted, the thing that matters the most to me is when they get my order right--although that's the responsibility of the restaurant, of course.

The last three orders I've received were accompanied by little extra treats from my Door Dasher. The first time I received a fun-size package of peanut M&M's. (Why do they call those tiny packages "fun size?" If they were FUN SIZED there'd be enough in that little bag for 20 people Now, that's a fun size.) OK, moving on...

The second time I received a few Hershey's kisses and the most recent time--a little handwritten 'thank you' note along with a few Kleenex tissues and several Andes mints.

Photos: Tara Holley and Screenshot from Door Dash YouTube video
Photos: Tara Holley and Screenshot from Door Dash YouTube video
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Now, I confess I did not eat any of these little extra treats. Sadly, and I mean this with the utmost gratitude and respect--these days ya just can't be too careful. Plus I'm counting calories (yay). Regardless, I appreciate the thought.

Have you had this experience? I'd love to hear from ya at tara.holley@townsquaremedia.com.

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