Here are the Ridiculous Requests New Yorkers Put in Their Seamless ‘Special Instructions’


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:

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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 7, 2015

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