Question - What do you do when

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  1. goWorkIt profile image57
    goWorkItposted 7 years ago

    What do you do when you need something ASAP, but you don't have it ?I'm talking about stuff like an aspirin pill or an umbrella, what do you do when you need them real bad, but don't have them at home right now: do you give up and try to survive without them, or do you go out and buy them.

    Have you ever needed anything and wanted someone to deliver it straight into your apartment (and were willing to pay for it)

    Thank you

    1. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The best thing to do is to have someone around that can help you. It could be a neighbor or someone who lives with you. Of course, you can only call them in the middle of the night if you are in excruciating pain. If you are able to drive then you go get your medication yourself. I've never had the pharmacy deliver it to my house.

    2. Mr-Yo LV profile image56
      Mr-Yo LVposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'd normally just ask for friends to help to deliver them to me if it's possible.  It depends on how badly I need the things.  Everyone's got a price so if you bribe them with what they want, they'll usually succumb to your needs.

    3. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Around 15 years ago I had an attack of excruciating muscle spasms. I called the mom-and pop grocery store that I normally frequented. I had a bottle of Advil delivered in 10 minutes. You never know who your friends are.smile

  2. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 7 years ago

    I've never found that there is anything so completely essential to me that I cannot wait until next day, week, month or year to obtain it when I can conveniently do so.

  3. Cardisa profile image93
    Cardisaposted 7 years ago

    If I need a painkiller and have none, I try to find alternate means of easing my pain.

    If I need an umbrella because its raining, I either don't go out or find something to cover myself with.

    What I try to do is make sure emergency supplies including an umbrella are always at hand, it not then I try to find alternate means of survival.

  4. goWorkIt profile image57
    goWorkItposted 7 years ago

    Thank you for your answers!

    But wouldn't it be great if you needed like one pill of aspirin or a couple of fresh croissants delivered straight to your door step?

    1. WriteAngled profile image80
      WriteAngledposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why?

  5. goWorkIt profile image57
    goWorkItposted 7 years ago

    just wondering. I heard there's a company that sends people to stand instead of you in a line in the post office or in the bank, so I just wanted to know if there are other weird companies like that.

    1. Cardisa profile image93
      Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Those employees must really hate their life to do that kind of work......who likes standing in line for anything, especially for someone else? sad

      1. goWorkIt profile image57
        goWorkItposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        why? I think it's fun. It sounds like a cool job, just to earn a few extra dollars.

  6. Jonathan Janco profile image66
    Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years ago

    I just imagine I have it . . . usually turns out to be better than actually having it!

    1. Cardisa profile image93
      Cardisaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      A vivid imagination will work........or magic........VOILA! and it appears.....lol

      1. Jonathan Janco profile image66
        Jonathan Jancoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You really have no idea how vivid . . . do you???

  7. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    I occasionally use pea pod and takeout taxi which operate on a similar idea. They work well because you can do it all online and they are quite cheap.

    1. goWorkIt profile image57
      goWorkItposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      wow, thank you. Do they operate also in NY?

      1. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I am sure some version of them does.

  8. Extinct Soul profile image56
    Extinct Soulposted 7 years ago

    I guess what you needed was a nanny...big_smile

  9. R.S. Hutchinson profile image82
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years ago

    "Have you ever needed anything and wanted someone to deliver it straight into your apartment (and were willing to pay for it)"

    I always thought the local pizza chain should have teamed up with blockbuster and rented a movie for you and then picked it up on the way to your house with the pizza. I thought that would be a good business idea.

    1. goWorkIt profile image57
      goWorkItposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It is a good idea

 
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