‘I’d just cancel the whole order’
アン Instacart customer has sparked a 議論 online after she learned that her grocery shopper was a man. The viral ビデオ also prompted discourse surrounding gender stereotypes and the proper treatment of Instacart workers.
“My instacart delivery person is a man," NS チクタク user named Ivy wrote in her video. “I’m afraid for the apples and spinach I ordered. He’s already failed to find the right cheese. All hope is lost for my dairy free butter.”
Since posting the TikTok on 3 五月, the video has received more than 78k views and 7,600 コメント.
“Crying real tears right now,” Ivy captioned the TikTok. “Just send your wife next time, Alexander.”
The viral video prompted many female Instacart customers to share their own experiences with male shoppers, claiming that they often messed up their Instacart orders.
“A man once said that he couldn’t find CARROTS,」ある人がコメントしました.
“Weaponised incompetence even when they get paid to be competent,」他の誰かが言った. “There’s no hope for them.”
別の人が書いた, “I’d just cancel the whole order,” while someone else said, “100 per cent guaranteed to get the most rotted veggies and fruits.”
いくつかのための, the issue was not just with male Instacart shoppers but men in general apparently being bad grocery shoppers.
“Why can’t men grocery shop,” asked one person. “Like I’ll send my bf and he will say they don’t have it then I’ll go find it.”
“I give my boyfriend a literal list to go shopping with and he still forgets stuff,” shared another TikToker.
Recent studies have shown that the gender gap between “the primary grocery shoppers in their households” is closing. A 2017 survey from Men’s Health showed that 84 per cent of men considered themselves to do most of the grocery shopping, although only men participated in the study. 本当, two-thirds of women still handle most of the shopping, による Today’s Primary Shopper.
Ivy’s video was met with praise on TikTok, but elsewhere online, social media users criticised the video for enforcing a gender stereotype. People also saw the video as taking advantage of gig workers, someone who works a temporary job typically within the service industry.
ある人がツイッターに書いた: “If you’re that picky about it you could always just go the store yourself.”
“A bad shopper is a bad shopper. My last order was by a woman and she gave me 2 gallons of milk expiring the next day,」他の誰かが言った.
“I will never ever feel comfortable about another person doing what I should be doing as a bare minimum (going to the store to buy food so I don’t starve),」別の人がツイートした.
独立者 has reached out to Instacart for comment.