All Dave Meslin wanted to do was order a bunch of boxes from Amazon. It sounds simple enough and placing the order was just that. It was easy and his needs should’ve been fulfilled.
Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. He was strangely sent a box of granola. This made no sense to him but he figured it was something that happened once in a while.
Thankfully, Amazon seemed to have an option to allow him to send things back with ease. It was an honest mistake that can happen when you order something online.
Then things got strange. Another box of unwanted granola showed up a few days later. Dave was left confused. Was he doing something wrong when placing the orders?
With the idea that it might have been a glitch, Dave decided to give it another shot. He started all over from the beginning and was hoping to avoid more granola.
He was somewhat correct. This time around, Dave didn’t receive any granola. Instead, he oddly got a set of Harry Potter themed coasters. How did this happen?
It seemed like each time Dave sent his order back and asked for something new, the situation got odder. Now, he had received yet another box of granola. It didn’t make sense.
Confused about what was going on, Dave decided to do some investigating of his own. He believed that he figured out what was causing the batch of mixups.
Dave hatched a plan that sounded kind of crazy but it was all he could think of to fix the situation. That’s around the time when folks started taking notice of his story.
Amazon’s specific account for helping customers took a look at it and noticed the error. They didn’t have a great explanation but they were trying.
With Amazon Help on his side, Dave finally hoped it would all be corrected. However, he remained skeptical. To be honest, he had every right to feel that way.
His concerns were proven right as he once again received boxes of granola. It seemed like this go around led to him having multiple boxes sent. Nothing was resolved.
Now with none of the boxes he wanted but more coasters and granola than he ever required, Dave gave up. He was heading out to a physical store. The internet took this tale and ran with it.
There were people out there who believed that this was a sign of how technology would lead to our ultimate demise. It all has to start somewhere, doesn’t it?
Other folks had their own ideas on how to fix the situation. They believed you might be able to flip the situation and get what you originally wanted in the first place.
A lot of people didn’t even seem to understand how the returns were even possible in the first place. Usually, Amazon doesn’t allow returns on food but of course, they believed it was boxes.
Someone noticed that this could be an ultimate hustle. The granola must cost more than the boxes, so if you order boxes and sell the granola, that’s a nice little profit.
This whole situation was compared to the 2010 film “Inception.” Others felt it was more like a situation from the movie “Groundhog Day.” The same thing kept happening over and over.
One of the better tweets regarding the situation was this one. It laid out the story in hilarious fashion and explained pretty much exactly what happened.
This had to be the highlight of the whole thing. Someone took the entire situation and applied it to a hilarious scene from “The Good Place.” Fans of the series will know exactly why this is so funny.