New Yorkers are special snowflakes; we like to customize. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the “special instructions” box on the Seamless order form has seen its share of strange requests. Seamless, which is GrubHub’s New York City–specific brand, has released a list of the funniest and weirdest such requests, and it’s pretty fantastic.
On April Fools’ Day, several people ordered sandwiches overflowing with tuna to send to their friends, a clear reference to a segment on Kroll Show that featured Nick Kroll and John Mulaney as Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland — their aging, Upper West Side divorced alter egos — pranking someone by ordering them a sandwich with heaps of tuna fish.
It’s called “Too Much Tuna.” It’s funny and weird, and so are the habits of too-lazy-to-cook New Yorkers. We’ve re-created some of the choicest requests for your clicking pleasure.
The Tuna Pranksters:
People Who Definitely Smoked Pot Before Ordering Seamless:
The ALL-CAPS Mafia:
Rushing Headlong Into the Unknown:
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 7, 2015