Yet Another Case Of A Delivery Guy Being Asked Not To Share The Lift With Residents

In recent times, a new form of discrimination has been plaguing our society – discrimination towards delivery executives, maid servants, and other domestic workers like plumbers, carpenters, electricians, etc. Housing societies and apartment complexes in big cities like Bengaluru and Gurgaon have put up notices barring these people to not share the lift with residents, to use the service lift assigned specifically to them or not to use lifts at all!

In many such apartment complexes, notices have been spotted addressing delivery guys, asking them not to use the lift. Recently, residents of a complex in Bengaluru asked maid servants not to roam around in the park or sit on the sofa at the reception area because it makes residents “uncomfortable”.

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In another such case, a man named Makarand took to Twitter to share a disappointing story. He narrated that he was getting into the lift at his apartment building when a delivery guy came along but he didn’t enter the lift. When asked, the delivery guy said that in the previous building where he went, he was asked not to share the lift with a resident.

Many people on Twitter shared similar experiences while others slammed such incidents and called it new-age racism. Have a look:

It is classist and downright inhumane to not allow delivery executives to share public spaces with residents. These are the same people who bring us food, groceries and other items that WE have ordered online. We can eat the food that they bring but not share a lift with them? What kind of hypocrisy is this?

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