Yesterday YouTube member eDude76 posted a video showing a package being somewhat carelessly delivered to his house.
As of this writing the clip has been seen almost 700,000 times, and apparently not everyone who has seen it has been impressed- and a lot of viewers doubt it’s authenticity. eDude76 added the following to the description of the video in response:
This video is real, the van belongs to a rural mail carrier working for the USPS.
This is not the first time this has happened, there have been plenty of instances where mail was delivered like this (see links below), and I even reported it before. In this specific instance, I don’t think there was any damage caused by this drop (having trouble with the drive, but hopefully not related), but it wouldn’t be the first time something got damaged. But if you watch carefully, you can see the door being pushed in.
Yes, I understand boxes can go through rough(er) handling while in transit, but that’s not the point, not to mention being dropped on top of another box or conveyer belt is not the same thing.
I have been contacted by the USPS, so hopefully things will calm down now.
To the organizations interested in buying the rights to the video: I’m not interested in selling this video. It was just a small story to tell, and there is a lot more important stuff going on in the world. I thank you for your interest, but can’t release copyright.
Last but not least, it looks like folks are re-uploading this video already, and my only recourse is to file a DMCA notice, but YouTube says they will show the DMCA with my personal info in place of the video, exposing my personal information. How is this even right?
Since people seem to like the video, here are 2 more of previous mail ‘drops’.