We rely on our mail carriers and delivery drivers to bring us our orders intact and on time. We hope that they bring us what we asked for, but sometimes things can go wrong. Occasionally, our items might be late, and sometimes we don’t get what we ordered. It’s usually no big deal, but sometimes it goes wrong in a big way.
Normally when an order gets screwed up, it’s something minor like a shirt or jacket in the wrong size. However, when Seth Horvitz ordered a new TV from Amazon in July 2012, the online retailer made perhaps the most shocking error in the history of the company.
Instead of a brand new 39-inch LCD television, Mr Horvitz took delivery of a Sig Sauer 716, a military grade assault rifle. “When I realized it was an assault rifle, it was pure shock and disbelief,” he said. “How can I watch TV on this?”, he didn’t say. The rifle was immediately confiscated by the police.
Talk about a rush delivery! Sometimes your UPS driver can be in too much of a hurry to deliver your package on time.
What’s better than free beer, right? If you happened to be following this shed load then you’d have most definitely been in the right place at the right time. Help clean-up with a cold European lager in your hand.
More beer! This was a more recent incident when a lost load closed an Autobahn in Bavaria for several hours in July 2012. Don’t drink and drive, folks.
This package comes with some helpful instructions – but only if you’re psychic..
If you’re expecting a package and you’re not going to be home to take delivery, you could ask a neighbor to take it in for you. Alternatively, you could just ask the delivery guy to leave it under the mat!
Maybe they thought, “Arrows down, yeah, put it down so the arrows are facing the ground. Yeah, that makes sense.”
The mist can’t hide this driver’s shame as he attempts a three-point turn in a narrow driveway. The lawn and mailbox take the worst of it.
The role of the delivery company is two-fold. We want our packages on time. but we don’t want them damaged. Here’s what Canada Post did to one package. Would a label marked “fragile” have made any difference?
If you’re thinking of starting up a delivery company, taking care of your cargo is of prime importance. This is how not to do it.
I wonder if the pizza delivery driver received a tip for his sterling efforts to get their pizzas delivered within thirty minutes or less.
On the subject of pizza, these may have gotten to their destination safely, but do they really look appetizing? Never has the phrase ‘good enough to eat’ been more misplaced.
If you’re behind with your deliveries, why not just throw the package? It’ll get there much quicker, as this caught on camera moment shows.
The Republican: Where The News Hits Home. Literally, obviously.
Shipping a ton of cars somewhere? Then don’t do it like this. “Hi boss, now don’t get mad..” #awkward
Finally, while we all like to receive delivery with a smile, it isn’t always possible. However, there’s no need to take things to the other extreme..