Delivery Service

One cool thing about living in a huge city is delivery men. In Shanghai, they ride around on bikes, electric motors bikes, motorcycles and other things, clogging up traffic lanes. Lots of companies keep delivery companies on retainer so if you need something sent within the city a delivery guy will be at your door to pick it up and hand carry it there in a few minutes for about 10-15 RMB. I even had one who was delivering my lunch home yesterday stop by the pharmacy and pick up some cold medicine. Apparently, a lot of the delivery men are out of work or otherwise injured factory workers or people who are unable to have a more “regular” job, so the government gives subsidies to the delivery companies to hire such people.

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