TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens were shocked on Wednesday (Sept. 4) to see a Foodpanda deliveryman zipping around on a luxury sport motorcycle rather than the standard low-end scooter.
On Wednesday, a member of the Facebook group Baofei Commune II (爆廢公社二館) uploaded a photo of a deliveryman riding a white BMW motorcycle with a Foodpanda box affixed to the back. In the post, the user wrote that she saw a Foodpanda deliveryman making his rounds on a BMW K1200R.
She then wrote, "Do you feel sad when making deliveries? Riding a heavy BMW motorcycle to make deliveries. It's embarrassing that you only make NT$29 per delivery." A brand new BMW K1200R, a German-made naked supersport motorcycle, had a base price of over NT$440,000 (US$14,000), though the production of the bike ended in 2008.
(Photo from Facebook group 爆廢公社二館)
Netizens mocked the deliveryman's souped-up ride:
"He was just looking for an excuse to take it for a ride."
"What brother is delivering is coolness."
"Poverty limits my imagination."
"The life of rich people is like this ... dull and boring."
Others felt the netizen was being too trifling:
"Even if he made deliveries in a Ferrari, it's none of your business."
"What's wrong with people having other interests?"
"He doesn't lack money, just looking for something to do."
"It's an NT$29 service fee, OK? Who said you can't ride a heavy BMW motorcycle to make deliveries?"