Bet your last UberEats delivery wasn’t this cool.
Decked in a thick beanie, shiny rings, and a scarf around her neck, 70-year-old Madam Teo Yoke Lan is a far cry from your usual Uber delivery guy.
This grandmother-of-two makes an average of ten trips a day delivering food around Singapore — on foot.
UberEats began its “walker” initiative in January in Singapore, where “walkers” deliver food around the island’s central business district on foot.
This isn’t as ridiculous as it seems in a country as tiny as Singapore, but it’s still no mean feat.
“I don’t take 10 trips in one go but I stop in between to go shopping and take coffee breaks so I won’t be tired. I’ve learnt a lot of new things and even learnt how to use GPS — and my English has improved!” said Madam Teo, who usually converses in Mandarin.
According to Madam Teo, she works for an average of 11 hours a day, from around 11 a.m. to around 10 p.m., and makes approximately $30 a day.
UberEats pays its walkers up to $11 an hour on the weekends, and $9 an hour on weekdays.
“The money I make I spend on my grandchildren and the rest on myself. So it’s enough for me,” she told Mashable.
Madam Teo first heard of the Walker service when her son, an Uber driver, told her about it.
“At first I was scared that I would be tired but after my son brought me on my first UberEats round, I felt alright and then as I went on I started to enjoy it,” she said.
She adds that she previously tried to look for a job in other places, but that no one would hire her.
“It’s very hard to find a job at my age…nobody wanted to hire me. Only UberEats took me on,” she explained.
The grandmother proudly adds that she delivers every weekday, come rain or shine.
“Even if its raining I’ll still go on delivering, I’ll just wear my raincoat,” she said.
“If I want to do something I’ll do it, irregardless of the weather.”
She admits that she’s never ordered a meal on UberEats herself, but adds that some vendors offer her a free meal or drink when she comes to collect a delivery.
And don’t even bother asking her about retirement — the 70-year-old says she has no plans to retire, and will continue until she “can’t go on anymore.”
“Some of my customers call me ‘Wonder Woman,'” she exclaimed proudly. “I want to continue walking— a lot of people my age are in wheelchairs or can’t walk, so I feel very lucky that I’m still active.”
“You shouldn’t look at someone’s age and think that it stops them from doing things. I can do what young people can.”