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xopranaut t1_jcbvkt5 wrote

Dropping packages from 300 feet would explain some of the damage I’ve seen from UPS deliveries. They must have this tech already.


Kor3nse t1_jccvaki wrote

5 years from now:

You’re just sitting down for dinner, your phone buzzs and you get a notification your package order delivery is about to occur. All of a sudden, a large packaged box crashes through the skylight in the ceiling and lands squarely in the big bowl of mashed potatoes, sending mashed potatoes everywhere.

Your phone buzzs again and you get a notification: “Your package has been delivered”.


TheStupendusMan t1_jcdirqc wrote



Kor3nse t1_jcdpueu wrote

Was not expecting a ReBoot ref hehe

You are a Sprite of culture I see.

Tell me: What is your format?


88XJman t1_jcg0j3a wrote

They say the user lives outside the net


Regumate t1_jcf9bbk wrote

I come from the net.

Through systems, peoples and cities to this place: Mainframe.


qsnoodles t1_jcemm5n wrote

“The victim was killed while walking down the street when an errant dildo, intended to be delivered to a local preacher’s house, fell from the sky and shattered the victim’s skull. The preacher was able to retrieve the dildo, which was not damaged.”


CyberNinja23 t1_jcfpyj0 wrote

“Preacher then proceeded to lick the mashed potato’s off of said dildo. We left the room when he made prolonged eye contact”


ooppoo0 t1_jcenek7 wrote

Or “In today’s news, a drop ship firmware update is now determined to be the cause of the death of 72 year old method actor comedian Kanye West, who was accidentally crushed by a 90lb bag of Rachel Ray’s Noutrish dog food that was launched from 300’ above his home in Newer Mexico.”


OvenCrate t1_jcemvgp wrote

Reminds me of Mézga Család, a 50 year old Hungarian cartoon series about a family who have a mysterious radio connection with their distant descendant in the 30th century. The descendant would send them futuristic gadgets by "light mail" which made the packages suddenly materialize on the windowsill, always shattering the windows.


sterling_cocks t1_jcf5jus wrote

"Shit, if this is gonna be that kind of party, I’m gonna stick my dick in the mashed potatoes"


KP_PP t1_jcdftc4 wrote

TF the potatoes come from, I'm eating Pizza?!


KamovInOnUp t1_jce1tv0 wrote

A drop like that would probably be nothing compared to what the average package endures en route. Carefully placing packages at a door is just for good image especially with doorbell cameras everywhere now, there's not much a carrier can do to cause any more damage than was already done in processing.

If an item is fragile it should be packaged more securely or shipped with special handling


Igor_J t1_jce5sze wrote

Something from Amazon showed up when. I happened to be in the front yard. I was just going to have her hand me the package but she said she still had to place it by the door and take a pic of it. I never really thought about it but I guess that's the only way to prove it was delivered even though I was standing right there.


TheQuarantinian t1_jcp61nl wrote

At least they are more gentle with most things than united is: never fly united with a guitar!