The concept of ‘armed incompetence“where people (usually heterosexual, cisgender men) pretend they don’t know how to do a task in order for the other person to do it is well known on TikTok. However, it is mostly used in the context of household chores and childcare for couples.
As this viral TikTok shows, gun incompetence isn’t exclusive to people in relationships. It may even be part of the gig economy.
In the video, posted by user Ally (@ally_yost), she points out the difference between men and women who deliver for DoorDash.
“Listen, I hate to say it because I know I’m a woman and all,” she begins. “But every time I get a Door Dash woman, she has no problem figuring out how to get into my apartment and drop it off at my door. Bless her heart. I gave her an extra tip for that.” .”
However, Ally claims that men always have a little more trouble figuring out how to deliver her order.
“But I tell you, every time a man drops my food, it’s all, [imitates talking on the phone] “Okay, yes, sir. So first you just have to go to the… okay, you’ll see an elevator in front of you…’” she says.
“And a woman can just…” she adds, pointing to the door.
I mean I don’t think it’s a coincidence
“I mean, I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” she wrote in the caption of the video, which has been viewed more than 340,000 times.
In the comments, other users shared their own stories of deliveries gone wrong – which they attribute to the male gig workers picking up their orders.
“I left a man my food in a mailbox on the other side of my complex because he said he couldn’t find my door,” one said.
“I get so mad when a guy picks up my InstaCart order,” added a second. “I ask for a banana and they replace it with a screwdriver.”
A third commenter compared getting a male InstaCart driver to “pull teeth”.
Others said Ally’s video led them to realize about their delivery history. “Yeah, I mean, come to think of it, I’ve never had a lady have a problem with my address. Just the guys,” one user wrote.
The News All Day contacted Ally via email to her management team.