Amazon Delivery Driver Drops Off A Bag Of Poop On Family's Driveway

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A man in east London was expecting a package from Amazon but the special delivery on his driveway was not what he'd ordered. After finding a bag filled with poop and Amazon calling cards, a quick check of CCTV cameras indicated that a delivery driver for the e-commerce giant was responsible.

The home owner, Andrew Wingrave, tells The Sun that he was alerted to the receptacle of poo when his 14-year-old son informed him that he'd seen a delivery driver squatting outside. He says that the Amazon calling cards, seen here, had been used for cleanup when the driver finished doing his business.

"I was appalled and presumed it was a wind up," Wingrave said. "It's unbelievable."

Wingrave wasn't inclined to touch this mess, saying, "What if I contracted hepatitis C from the driver through an infection? His actions could have killed me." Instead, two employees from Amazon were dispatched to dispose of the bag. You can bet they had some words for their co-worker later.

The customer did actually receive the package he'd ordered and was "delighted it wasn't another turd."

We don't know the backstory of what happened here, but Amazon confirmed the incident and said it has opened an investigation with the contracted company handling the delivery. "We take an incident of this nature extremely seriously and are working with the delivery company which is investigating the matter," a spokesman said.

All we can do is speculate on what exactly this driver was doing. But it's worth noting that in 2016, a BBC reporter went undercover at one of Amazon's delivery agencies for two weeks. The journalist found that drivers were so crunched by quotas that they often drove well above the speed limit, and some went to the restroom in the van just to save time. If I were in that situation, Amazon business cards would probably be my go-to choice for TP as well.

[The Sun via The Daily Mail]

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Comments

    "What if I contracted hepatitis C from the driver through an infection? His actions could have killed me.
    That's Hepatitis A, not C, lol nice try. God some people go batshit with hyperbole with stuff like this. It's disgusting but you just wear gloves and toss it. You don't see nurses getting sick because they wipe an arse in the hospital.

    In all seriousness though what the fuck? Either there's more to it than this, or that driver has a problem. If you're going to shit in a bag, don't leave it with the package.

    Problem with quotas, too much crap to do and insufficient time or space to
    Fit it all at one time...

    In reality, there are always some people who will cut corners to get stuff done in half the time (leading to "productivity increases ad infinitum until the only people able to do the job are illegals with nothing to loose) it makes it hard for those thying to do a good job the right way once.

    Most of us pay for the crap we buy online. You got yours for nothing....bargain.

    I always thought that Amazon service might be crap

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