Story By: John Feng, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report
Video Credit: AsiaWire
A woman said she was left disgusted after she was shown this viral video – seen over three million times in 24 hours – in which a food delivery man repeatedly spat into a meal she later ate.
The mobile phone video filmed by the courier suspected of working for Chinese food delivery platform ELEME shows him complaining about having to send the meal to the customer, Ms Xue, who works inside a shopping centre.
In the video, the delivery man shows Ms Xue’s receipt and her meal of beef and rice, saying: “I’m downstairs and called her to come get her food, but she doesn’t want to come down.
“She says all of her deliveries have been sent straight to her.”
He then appears to spit four times in her meal before covering it up again.
Ms Xue, who works in Shanghai’s Xuhui District in East China, said she was approached by a stranger and shown the video more than two weeks later on 11th October.
She said: “I man came up to me at the counter and showed me his phone, asking whether the person mentioned in the video was me.
“I couldn’t stand straight after watching the clip. It was too disgusting. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry.
“I don’t order a lot of takeaway meals, so I knew exactly which day that was.
“The man who showed me the video said it went viral, so he tracked me down out of concern.”
Ms Xue revealed she was the only one on shift on the day – 24th September – so she could not go downstairs to fetch her meal.
She added: “But I thought the delivery man seemed pretty normal. He wasn’t very emotional and didn’t shout at me over the phone.
“He met me, gave me my food, but didn’t say much.”
Ms Xue said she finished the entire meal, which cost her 27.9 RMB (3 GBP).
According to reports, the man’s employees have said they will suspend and dismiss him from their platform.
He is also expected to be fined for the offence, but it is unclear whether Ms Xue planned to take the matter to the police.
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