An apartment that proved a bit tricky for delivery drivers has left viewers in stitches after a woman shared how a mirror in her hallway makes a trip to the people who come to deliver her food orders.
In a video shared on July 17, user britbaylis, who is from Australia, shared a selection of clips of drivers coming into the building to fetch her order and walk directly into the mirror next to her door.
Coming out of the elevator with a lunch bag, his arm outstretched, delivery ends post-delivery heading to the wall before the awkward worker turns around and hands it to TikToker.
The text overlay reads: “POV: You have a mirror outside your apartment that confuses Uber eats drivers.”
After being viewed more than 10 million times, TikTok users took to the comments to respond. “This is very funny,” said one commenter. While another viewer wrote: “One day someone will walk inside the mirror to another dimension and never be seen again.”
Another answer said: “All the fun and games until the food drops [of] their hands.”
Online food delivery services have been booming in recent years, coming a long way since Pizza Hut launched the first ever online pizza ordering service in 1994. Thanks to the rise of platform-to-consumer food delivery services like Deliveroo, Uber Eats and DoorDash, A large number of restaurants are outsourcing delivery logistics and providing their food to more people in the comfort of their homes.
According to Statista, the online food delivery market revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate of 8.9 percent, resulting in an expected market size of more than $96 billion by 2027.
Other comments on the viral video indicated that due to the editing, it looked as if TikToker was ordering a lot of takeaway, but they made it clear that the videos were recorded over a few months and were not ordering from the delivery site daily.
To the well-placed mirror in the apartment, another replied: “It must be very clean.” Meanwhile, another viewer joked: “Why are you doing it dirty.”
Other TikTok users, eager to learn more about the setup, asked, “Let’s see it from their perspective,” while another response said, “Can we get Buff out of the elevator?”
Another answer wrote: “Whoever the architect designed this, they need more training.”
One TikToker user said: “I laughed so hard [I] I need this.
It’s not the only mirror that’s getting attention online, last February, an optical illusion stunned the internet after a mother and daughter realized their mirror reflected something different than what was visible.
NEWSWEEK I reached out to britbaylis for comment.