That means that packages are starting to be left outside people's houses again, and one Amazon driver really went above and beyond to ensure that the package was safely concealed from covetous eyes.
Actually, not really. He simply left it outside the house and covered it with a handful of gravel from the garden.
Thanks amazon for hiding my parcel pic.twitter.com/7NpNJ3J9pU
- Danielle McPherson (@__danielleeex) September 9, 2020
Yep, that should do the trick.
As you can see, it's not a great job, all things considered.
The photograph was shared by Twitter user Danielle McPherson, who captioned it: "Thanks Amazon for hiding my parcel,"
Since it was shared, the tweet has been liked more than 440,000 times, retweeted more than 50,000 times, and received 1,600 comments.
It would seem as if this is something of a common problem, too.
Many of the comments featured people who had their own experiences of poor delivery concealment to share.
Some people had seen their packages stuck right outside their house on a main road - right where an opportunistic thief could make off with it.
They're terrible! This is how ours was left... we live on a main road! pic.twitter.com/9edUVbny69
- Steve Courage (@stevecourage) September 10, 2020
Another remembered an incident from 2015 when a Yodel delivery had somehow managed to end up on the roof, complete with a missed delivery slip to explain that it had been put up on the roof.
They probably should have left another note explaining how they managed to chuck it up there, and - more importantly - why.
@YodelOnline Suprised your delivery driver decided to throw the package on the roof? Any reason why? pic.twitter.com/RaUY01Ihro
- Ajmal (@aj_journeyman) November 19, 2015
At least that one was safe, though.
Another shared their experience of Amazon Australia simply shoving a load of large parcels underneath a doormat.
Now, that would be great if it was a flat, slim package. As you can see, it ain't.
There must be a global training module in hiding parcels. This is how Amazon Australia left mine pic.twitter.com/f4KRL8kcB9
- HNLL(Z)_1D:flag_au: (@HNLL_1) September 10, 2020
Perhaps the best of all is one story in which a package was marked as 'handed to a receptionist'.
The package was then marked as 'Signed by: Wheelie Bin'.
Yes, they shoved it in the bin.
Better than my receptionist the wheelon bin lol pic.twitter.com/sMVqdc18n9
- John Maddox (@jgmaddox7) September 10, 2020
Either way, it's easy to be harsh on the poor old delivery drivers, but let's remember that it's all a bit of fun.
After all, we could just go to the shops and buy something ourselves, or actually remain home when there is a delivery expected.
Before too long, we may not have to worry about this again.