Ordering food is a part of our life. Whether we are too lazy to cook or we are in the mood to eat something delicious, our minds go straight to ordering food home. It won't be wrong to say that we all have become experts in ordering food online, right? And, we have experienced almost every food order disaster there may be. At least, that's what we like to believe! However, we came across an incident that we highly doubt you would have experienced. Tamil lyricist Ko Sesha's encounter with ordering food will have you stunned!
The incident took place in Karnataka's capital Bengaluru when Ko Sesha decided to order a meal from Swiggy's food venture The Bowl Company. The vegetarian artist placed an order for a bowl of gobhi Manchurian and corn-fried rice. Upon receiving the order, he was shocked to discover pieces of chicken in his vegetarian meal! When he raised a complaint, he was further stunned by the corporation when customer care offered compensation of INR 70 for this mistake. The total vegetarian meal was actually INR 179. Ko Sesha shared the incident on Twitter and the post has 1.5 likes, 587 retweets and 95 quote tweets. Take a look:
Found pieces of chicken meat in the “Gobi Manchurian with Corn Fried Rice” that i ordered on @Swiggy from the @tbc_india. What's worse was Swiggy customer care offered me a compensation of Rs. 70 (!!!) for “offending my religious sentiments”. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/4slmyooYWq— Ko Sesha (@KoSesha) August 17, 2022
People were shocked to discover that this took place. Many Indians are vegetarian for religious reasons; therefore, many people were unhappy to see how lightly a grave situation like this was treated by the corporation. Some vegetarians even suggested that it is safer to order food from a pure vegetarian restaurant, rather than a restaurant that serves both. Here's what people tweeted about the incident:
The culture of online ordering of cooked food is not less than RUBISH!
Being a Proud Vegetarian, I've never ordered any kinda food stuff online....
I've Zero trust in @Swiggy@zomato@dominos_india etc.
Instead of approaching these companies,i would prefer to have fruits or nuts! https://t.co/tdhso7YzI3— Bhartiya सौरभ Vashishtha🇮🇳 (@BhartiyaDogra) August 19, 2022
Extreme vegetarians should order food from a pure veg restaurant so that there is no question of non veg food getting mixed up. https://t.co/KfWxHUtBwr— Sanatani Warrior🚩(inactive till friday) (@Shivraj_MAH) August 18, 2022
A learning for us to never order food online. Can never trust their hygiene. Barely takes 20 minutes to walk to nearby restaurant/dhaba. Even Maggie works. https://t.co/f0qv2MNhGV— shivam (@easymoneysavour) August 18, 2022
This carelessness towards #Vegetarianism & especially towards Hindu food beliefs n habits are condemned. @Swiggy@tbc_india you break the trust of consumers. Fud u offer a public apology, yet ? https://t.co/doSN0HoV6G— Rach/PurohitasyaPutri/ಪುರೋಹಿತರಮಗಳು (@Bengaluruhudugi) August 18, 2022
Have you experienced anything like this while ordering food? How would you have reacted if something like this happened to you? Do share your thought with us in the comments section below!