So here’s what happens on Hari Raya when all your children work for food delivery services.
GrabFood delivery rider Khuzairie Bin Khalid shared a fun Hari Raya greeting online yesterday, showing off his brothers assembling at home for the festive occasion after a hard day’s delivery work.
They all wore the uniforms of their respective companies when he approached them individually with his phone to record their greetings, naming their respective employers.
“McDonald’s would like to wish … Selamat Hari Raya!” he said at the start of the video, with the camera pointing to his father in a McDonald’s uniform before moving on to his brothers.
“I made my family do this HAHAHAHAHAH … Mr Khalid’s family would like to wish Selamat Hari Raya!!!” read the tweet by @Khucaii13 and written mostly in Malay.
make my fam do this HAHAHAHAHAHA keluarga pak khalid ingin mengucapkan selamat hari raya!!! pic.twitter.com/YWk8pJ5LHj
— Khúcαii (@Khucaii13) May 25, 2020
The 19-year-old told Coconuts Singapore today that his father actually works as a bus driver and that his uniform belongs to Khuzairie, who also works as a rider for McDonald’s.
His brothers work for Foodpanda and Deliveroo. The one seen in the video in an Honestbee T-shirt used to work for the grocery delivery company when it still operated and now works for GrabFood.
“My first brother got into Deliveroo way before any of us and the rest just decided to follow some of their friends,” Khuzairie said. “And as for me, I’m the youngest, and I decided to go into GrabFood as my friends are in GrabFood too.”
The band of brothers said they joined different companies because they wanted to know how each operates.
Khuzairie and his three brothers, all roughly 20-something, were working as delivery riders even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit Singapore. They were also working on the first day of Hari Raya itself, but all managed to come home to their Jurong West flat in time to catch up with their extended families via Zoom.
“Definitely not the same because the vibe and atmosphere is very different but we have to follow the rule and be patient. But we are still glad that we could keep in touch with our family members and still celebrate raya be it through virtually,” Khuzairie said.
“I would like to say to all delivery riders and essential workers to work safely out there and thank them for their service,” he added.
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