Following the popularity of online shopping, some organisations have begun to restrict the size and frequency of personal deliveries at work – but now there’s a whole new reason for HR to strictly enforce mailroom policies.
When Hu Seng from the southern Chinese city of Chongqing was trying to think of ways to woo his partner Li Wang, he was inspired by the Stevie Wonder song “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and decided to have himself couriered to her workplace. Unfortunately he didn’t count on a rather slow delivery.
With the help of a friend, Seng was packed and sealed into a box, which was supposed to be delivered within half an hour. Instead there was a mix up with the address and Seng spent three hours trapped in his cardboard prison.
The package finally arrived and his unsuspecting girlfriend, along with a coworker in on the joke who had a camera ready to record the surprise, opened it to find Seng unconscious. He had to be revived by paramedics. ”I didn't realise it would take so long," Seng admitted to local media. “I tried to make a hole in the cardboard but it was too thick and I didn't want to spoil the surprise by shouting.”
A spokesman for the courier commented that had they known what the man was planning, they never would have accepted the parcel. “Even when we accept animals they have to go in special containers so they can breathe,” the company said.
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