There was a Chinese place near my house that had, hands down, the best takeout in the city. None of the workers spoke more than 20 words of English. They did offer delivery, though I had my doubts about their ability to do so.
I was at work one day and was told to order Chinese delivery from this place. We'd had carryout from there before, but that day the bosses wanted food delivered. I was really very doubtful, but I placed the order.
It is important to note that my workplace, as we joke, is inside a black hole. GPS navigators can't find us. Some maps don't show our road. To get there, you have to go past a landmark, take an unmarked turnoff, turn onto an unmarked road, and turn into an unmarked building. (All the "unmarked" stuff is ridiculous, FWIW, but nobody listens to me
So I call and place the order, and I pay by credit card. They do not speak enough English to take my CC number. The order-taker hands the phone to someone who speaks clear English. I strongly suspected that she asked some random customer who happened to be there for help. I go ahead and give them the CC number. (We have a corporate CC and the fraud department is fantastic. If the CC number was stolen, it wouldn't be a huge deal, so I went ahead and took the risk.)
About 45 minutes after placing the order, I get a call from a hardware store about 6 miles away. The hardware store clerk says "I have a delivery driver here who says he's looking for your business, and he's lost." I give the hardware store clerk directions, and he relays them to the driver.
Another 40 minutes later, I get a call from the gas station less than a mile from us. The same story--the delivery driver is there seeking directions. Success! It's very easy to find our place from the gas station. I give the clerk directions.
Half an hour later, I get a call from the hardware store clerk again. How did the driver end up back there?! I apologize to the clerk for the inconvenience, give directions again, and thank him profusely for his help.
Just shy of an hour later, I get a call from the restaurant. The delivery driver as returned, unable to locate us. They will refund our money, and we will not get any delicious Chinese food.
We did actually keep going to that Chinese place (like I said, the food was fantastic), but they went out of business several months later. I was unsurprised, but highly disappointed. Their food was SO GOOD, and we've never found another place that could compare.