A new sevice called 'Text Dan' has sprung up in Dublin that allows the city's residents to text a number asking for anything they want.
Text Dan is a new service that promises to make our lives even easier, automating the most taxing or basic of our tasks by doing the shopping or ordering a take away for us, so we can get back to doing whatever it is that we're up to. As little as possible probably.
According to the website, the service states that "we have trained operators standing by to answer every one of your requests. Send us a text message, and we'll get you what you want. We'll order what you need from the appropriate service, and deal with them so you just automatically get what you want".
Once you ask 'Dan' for what you want, you get a message that confirms the price they're offering (which we presume includes a slight premium that slides into Dan's pocket) and you can then choose to agree and pay or not to take them up on it. When you do pay, the whole thing is handled by PayPal, to assure you that there's no funny business going on.
According to their FAQ , they say that they can get you pretty much anything , provided that it isn't illegal. However, it turns out that a load of drugs aren't even illegal for today, so they can possibly offer an even wider service than usual for one day only.
For now, the service is only available in Dublin, but if this experiment goes well, then we presume it would end up rolling out nationwide at some stage.