Delivery Driver Takes Photo Of Parcel Mid-Air As 'Proof Of Delivery'
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There’s cutting corners, and then there’s this delivery driver who chucked a customer’s parcel over two garden fences instead of taking it to their front door.
Clearly attempting to speedrun their day job, the delivery driver even captured a photo of the parcel mid-air as proof that the item was ‘delivered’.
The Perfume Shop package belonged to 52-year-old Phil Hollingsworth, who was ‘stunned’ to receive a photo from Evri - formerly known as Hermes - saying his parcel had been delivered.
Phil, who works for the Warwickshire Police, recently re-shared the snap on Twitter as a throwback, captioning the photo - which was taken in 2020 - “I fondly remember my Perfume Shop delivery being ‘delivered’ in this helpful shot.
“This is not fake btw. Travelled over two fences to get to my rear garden. Kudos to the delivery driver for 1. A decent aim. 2. Getting a photo immediately after he threw it.”
The post quickly garnered more than 3,600 likes and left viewers in hysterics, with one person replying: “This wins for the best delivery photo I have ever seen.”
Another added: ““That’s actually Awesome! Even if it had broken they’d deserve some props for technical skill levels!” while a third penned: “That's a pretty epic throw! The kudos is well deserved!”
Speaking to NeedToKnow, Phil explained: “Initially when I got the email from Hermes, I looked at the picture attached to the e-mail and thought it was a bird.
“I couldn't work out what it was until I closely inspected the picture (with my new glasses on) and saw it might be my parcel.”
He added: “I told the lads in the office and they laughed at it, thinking the same as me – it must be a joke.
“When I got home and looked into my fenced mid terrace garden, hey presto the parcel was lying in the back garden! I took some pics and put them on Facebook and Twitter.
“Initially I was a little miffed and approached the Perfume Shop to report it and see if they'd give me any freebies! They weren't particularly interested but to be fair the contents of the parcel were intact.”
Phil continued: “I quickly saw the funny side of it and realised that the delivery driver must have had some pretty good throwing skills to throw the parcel over my neighbours fenced in garden, which is at least a good 20-30 feet, to get it into mine!
“Plus take a photo of it as it soared past the International Space Station en route to my garden!"
Phil did not contact Evri about his delivery, but did receive some money off his next shop from The Perfume Shop.
LADbible has reached out to Evri for comment.
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