All posts tagged: Runner

Task of the Week: B-day Party – Come Dressed as a Hot Dog

Task of the Week: Drive friend to birthday party in a taxi While the Task title seems rather benign, as with many of the Tasks posted on our site, there is a great story behind it! So, here’s the scoop. Sender Mike D needed some help throwing his buddy, Frank, a blowout birthday party last Saturday! Naturally, Mike called on TaskRabbit to help with the flawless execution. The theme of the birthday celebration was “All Things Frank.” Here’s how the Task went down… Runner Dan B. was tasked with picking up the b-day boy in a taxi and delivering him safely to downtown San Francisco for the daylong celebration. The kicker was that Runner Dan was required to dress up as a hot dog… yes, a hot dog, aka a “frank.” Check out the amazing pic- that’s Runner Dan on the left. Awesome Task, Mike! And amazing work, Dan! This is a perfect example of our Runners going the extra mile to help our Senders – gallivanting around town dressed as a hot dog all …

My Dream Task

I was putty in this task’s lovely, digital hands; it had me at “New task alert.” A clearly described task? A helpless sender in distress who obviously understood the difference between “must be assigned by” and “must be completed by?” A complete set of contact information? Enter runner extraordinaire Greg Z. to save the day! A more perfect combination couldn’t exist.

From a Runner: “Reestablishment of community on a human level”

On a daily basis we are bombarded with rave reviews and feedback from people using RunMyErrand.  Over the weekend, one of our new runners and talented ballerina, Magdelena G, shared her experience with us. “I just wanted to let you know that I ran my first errand last night.  It was a great experience, and I just wanted to let you know that I think this site is fabulously well organized in terms of it’s functionality.  I’m glad to be a part of this, and I think that even more than people just being able to cross things off of their to-do lists, it will allow for some reestablishment of community on a human level.  It is basically using virtual social networking to create interactions between people that are avoided more and more everyday thanks to the internet boom.   I look forward to doing more work, and helping the site succeed.” Thanks, Magdelena, you hit the nail on the head!  Instead of using technology to further separate true human interaction between people, we are …