At Your Service: Deliveries in Istanbul
The service industry in Turkey comes in the expected forms, i.e. waiters, but they add a significant twist: the delivery.
We’ve tried (and failed) to find something in Istanbul that can’t be delivered. It ties into their love of everything commerce.
When you’re attempting to go from point A to point B – such as crossing a street, say- you’ve got to be downright gymnastic. Pedestrians? Cars? Nope. It’s the delivery men you have to be very wary of.
They also highlight the Turks innate creativity of salesmanship. The large wooden carts have hand-painted phone numbers written on the side, should you need them to pick something up.
Anything iron or resembling a metallic substance, of any size and condition, for example. Or they’ll drop something off. Anywhere.
Need to move house? No problem, there’s a fella for that. In fact, he’ll either stuff it in the largest trash bag possible, or he’ll strap it on his back. All of it.
Feeling thirsty? Motorcycle delivery of large water bottles, no problem. Have you run out low on propane? Barring accidents along the way, you’ll be back in business in no time.