I love pizza. You love pizza. I mean, when you think about it, who DOESN’T love pizza? I also like my pizza delivered as quickly as possible and with any luck, still nice and toasty. That said, I don’t love pizza that much nor do I require it so urgently that pizza delivery men should risk life and limb to deliver it to me.
Well known American corporation “Dominos Pizza”, up until TODAY in Korea, had a policy of “We will deliver it to your door within 30 minutes or it’s free”.
One can only imagine how road safety and cautiousness must have flown out the window for young delivery men on their little mopeds. In fact not a day goes by here in Korea when I don’t feel threatened by those crazy moped/scooter drivers speeding past me, cutting corners and often flying down the wrong side of the road or gliding across the footpath. It’s pure madness, dangerous for both the driver and poor pedestrians. Fast food arriving straight from the over is pretty awesome, but if it means risking lives than it is a luxury I can do without.
Change.org, the same website and organisation I feel wrote a very biased article about couchsurfing, started a petition a few days ago(thanks to TourAbsurd for the tip!), accusing Dominos and their over ambitious marketing ploys of causing the death and serious injury of 100’s of young men here in Korea. Today, after only 175 change.org members sent protesting emails to the directors of the multi-national company, Dominos have stopped the advertising campaign and their 30 minute guarantee at last.
Let’s hope that other companies, in Korea especially, take note and educate their drivers on road safety and encourage drivers to slow down. Well done to Change.org and to Domino’s Pizza for making the world a safer place, one small step at a time.