Woman leaves people divided after explaining why she only wants female Instacart shoppers

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By stefan armitage

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A woman has gone viral on TikTok after posting a video explaining that she only wants female Instacart shoppers because of her past experiences.

In a video posted on the social media platform, TikTok user Jamila Bell (@_iamjamila), who is a content creator, writer, and producer based in Atlanta, Georgia, said she's "immediately canceling" the order if the shopper is a male.

Per BuzzFeed, Bell elaborates that this is because, from her own experience, a female shopper will directly contact you if an order is out of stock and will recommend a substitution - saying that female shoppers will try and help you with your groceries.

Check out Bell's divisive video below:
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She then compares and says a male shopper "won't even bring your full order" or reach out to you for potential substitutions. She also noted other examples of male shoppers' behaviors, such as only bringing bruised and unusable fruits and vegetables and taking forever to complete your order.

Bell ended the video with a joke by comparing male shoppers on Instacart to her little brother doing the shopping.

The TikTok video garnered a lot of attention from users on the platform. The video currently has 239.9k likes and 909.9k views.

Many people commented their thoughts on Bell's video. Some agreed that based on their own experiences, female shoppers tend to put in more effort.

One user wrote: "I did an order for size 4 pads once & they didn’t have the ones I selected & this dude got me the absolute smallest pantiliners…"

"Boys need to just stick w/ door dash," another user joked.

A female Instacart shopper commented: "As a female Instacart shopper, I love this! I really take my time and try to make sure you're happy, I never see male shoppers doing the same."

However, a male Instacart shopper voiced his opinion and said: "Crazy cause I did Instacart a few times and the lady made me her preferred shopper after her first time using the app."

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The content creator spoke to BuzzFeed and stated that she has been an Instacart shopper for two years. She clarified that she uses the service because she's a mother of a toddler and an avid homebody.

Bell added that the service is "incredibly useful" when you get the right shoppers.

She said: "Almost every time I had a (perceived) male shopper, I experienced the same thing. It just felt like they wouldn't even try to get the specific products I requested. As I stated in my video, they would not give me the same superior services as the women shoppers I encountered."

Bell concluded that despite the mixed reactions to her video, she enjoys all the responses: "It's all in fun and even the 'negative' comments make me laugh. I don't take too many things personally."

Featured image credit: Marvin Tolentino / Alamy

Woman leaves people divided after explaining why she only wants female Instacart shoppers

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By stefan armitage

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A woman has gone viral on TikTok after posting a video explaining that she only wants female Instacart shoppers because of her past experiences.

In a video posted on the social media platform, TikTok user Jamila Bell (@_iamjamila), who is a content creator, writer, and producer based in Atlanta, Georgia, said she's "immediately canceling" the order if the shopper is a male.

Per BuzzFeed, Bell elaborates that this is because, from her own experience, a female shopper will directly contact you if an order is out of stock and will recommend a substitution - saying that female shoppers will try and help you with your groceries.

Check out Bell's divisive video below:
[[tiktokwidget||https://www.tiktok.com/@_iamjamila/video/7077729225779793194]]

She then compares and says a male shopper "won't even bring your full order" or reach out to you for potential substitutions. She also noted other examples of male shoppers' behaviors, such as only bringing bruised and unusable fruits and vegetables and taking forever to complete your order.

Bell ended the video with a joke by comparing male shoppers on Instacart to her little brother doing the shopping.

The TikTok video garnered a lot of attention from users on the platform. The video currently has 239.9k likes and 909.9k views.

Many people commented their thoughts on Bell's video. Some agreed that based on their own experiences, female shoppers tend to put in more effort.

One user wrote: "I did an order for size 4 pads once & they didn’t have the ones I selected & this dude got me the absolute smallest pantiliners…"

"Boys need to just stick w/ door dash," another user joked.

A female Instacart shopper commented: "As a female Instacart shopper, I love this! I really take my time and try to make sure you're happy, I never see male shoppers doing the same."

However, a male Instacart shopper voiced his opinion and said: "Crazy cause I did Instacart a few times and the lady made me her preferred shopper after her first time using the app."

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The content creator spoke to BuzzFeed and stated that she has been an Instacart shopper for two years. She clarified that she uses the service because she's a mother of a toddler and an avid homebody.

Bell added that the service is "incredibly useful" when you get the right shoppers.

She said: "Almost every time I had a (perceived) male shopper, I experienced the same thing. It just felt like they wouldn't even try to get the specific products I requested. As I stated in my video, they would not give me the same superior services as the women shoppers I encountered."

Bell concluded that despite the mixed reactions to her video, she enjoys all the responses: "It's all in fun and even the 'negative' comments make me laugh. I don't take too many things personally."

Featured image credit: Marvin Tolentino / Alamy