How does this sound for a way to celebrate the end of the working week: live Christmas carols and Adriano Zumbo macarons, delivered straight to your office door? This Friday, December 13, for one day only, that's exactly what Uber will be offering to workers across Sydney.
Between midday and 5pm, a new UberCAROLS option will show in the Uber app — on both iPhone and Android. Put in a request for instant carols, and within a few minutes, your very own private choir will arrive at your office door to sing three festive tunes at top volume. They’ll be armed with both powerful, classically trained voices and a dozen 'Zumbarons' in candy cane and Christmas pudding flavours.
Total cost is $50, but given that the macarons are valued at $30, it's a fine deal. The singers come from the Ascoltati Choir and the Sydney Conservatorium, so you can count on professional-standard performances. Cash isn't necessary, as payment will be charged via your Uber account.
The only potential hiccup is that Uber is expecting demand to be exceptionally high, so if you can’t access carollers immediately, they’re hoping that you’ll hang in there patiently until you can.
Uber is a smartphone-facilitated car service that enables anyone to call a private driver on-demand at the push of a button. In Sydney, the company offers regular cabs (at no extra charge), unmarked Caprices (at 20-30% more than taxis) and luxury BMWs, Audis and Mercedes for special occasions. In July this year, Uber teamed up with Messina to deliver gelato to homes and offices Sydney-wide, providing relief to those put off by the famous queues usually seen winding down Crown Street.
Adriano Zumbo, who became a household name after appearing on MasterChef as a guest judge in 2009, is renowned for his technically challenging and exceptionally tasty desserts.
December 12, 2013 by Jasmine Crittenden