We’ve all felt the frustration of receiving a package from a careless delivery person who left it in a less-than-ideal location–crammed into a tiny mailbox, left on the front doorstep right before the sprinklers came on, that sort of thing. Sam Cooke, of Manchester, UK, has a mail carrier who goes the extra mile to make sure parcels get to their owners unharmed. But recently, it backfired.
Sam’s flat has a small open window. The mail carrier showed up when Sam wasn’t home, so he availed himself of that window. He slipped the package through and left Sam a note:
What the mail carrier didn’t know was the window is in Sam’s bathroom. Sam got a second note:
Sam went into his bathroom to investigate, and sure enough:
Yeah, that’s a no-doubter. Think of the bad luck needed for this to happen: the window was directly above the toilet, the toilet lid was left up, and the package was small enough to fit perfectly into the bowl.
And think about how the delivery guy must have felt, going from the satisfaction of a job well done to outright horror when he heard the package plop into the water. Brutal.
The package guy later came by to apologize in person, but Sam had a good sense of humor about the incident, and all was forgiven.