Saturday I was working at the dispensary and traffic was absolutely insane.
I sat in Portland traffic nearly half of the day.
I usually deliver six or seven different orders during a half shift, but I only made it back to the store twice during the four-hour rotation. Every time I had a delivery downtown, I had to sit in traffic. The problem is definitely the roads in Portland. There is constant construction all over the place. It wouldn’t be horrible if there were different ways around the city. Unfortunately, I have to take this route to make all of my deliveries. This is the closest exit to the interstate and the next one would add 25 minutes to my drive. One of my deliveries on Saturday went to an apartment complex only three blocks away from the store. The customer only gave me a $1 tip and I spent 30 minutes delivering the marijuana because I had to sit in traffic the entire time. I understand this is the reason why our customers don’t want to go out either, but I certainly wish they thought about that when they were tipping us for our services. During that four hour shift, I only made $23. On a typical Saturday I make seventy or eighty dollars. I left the store feeling totally deflated and upset. I didn’t even make enough money to cover the gas on my diesel truck. Thankfully, Sunday cannabis deliveries were a lot better. That’s the only day during the week when there is no highway construction and traffic slow downs.