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This Person’s Attempt To Order A Box Of Boxes From Amazon Fails So Badly, It Becomes A Meme
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This Person’s Attempt To Order A Box Of Boxes From Amazon Fails So Badly, It Becomes A Meme

Dave Meslin just posted what could be considered as a modern-day social media version of Groundhog Day. In the original 1993 fantasy comedy, weatherman Phil Connors (played by Bill Murray) finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again. In Dave’s real-life re-enactment, the man kept receiving the granola and Harry Potter coaster deliveries even though he ordered plain boxes.

After Dave realized he’s stuck in a hilarious never-ending loop, he detailed the whole ordeal on Twitter and his thread instantly went viral. Continue scrolling to read how everything unfolded and let us know what you think of the story in the comments.

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Interestingly, Meslin isn’t the first one to experience the “real-life” Groundhog Day. The Telegraph reported that a student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.

The 23-year-old stopped watching TV, listening to the radio, and even reading newspapers and magazines because he couldn’t help but believe he had seen it all before.

He explained to the doctors that he was “trapped in a time loop” and said he felt as if he was reliving the past over and over and over again.

The story went viral after details of the case were published in the Journal of Medical Case Reports. Doctors were baffled because the man didn’t suffer from any of the neurological conditions that are usually seen in people who experience frequent déjà vu – which is French for “already seen”.

Some speculate that panic attacks may have led the poor guy to get trapped in the phenomenon. Also, his condition may have been inflamed by taking LSD.

Eventually, someone transformed the whole story into a meme

If you find yourself in similar circumstances, feeling that each day is the same and you’re living in a rut, try new things. Ronald E Riggio Ph.D., the Henry R. Kravis Professor of Leadership and Organizational Psychology, said it’s the best you can do if you have little or no vivid memory of the time flying by.

Go to a new place for dinner, try a new sport, take a trip to somewhere you’ve never been to before. Meet new people or get to know your colleagues you pass each day at the coffee machine.

In short, you break out of the rut by breaking down your routines.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't want to scare but you might have to leave your home to get these boxes. Here's what you do: (1) get in your car (2) drive to Lowes (3) purchase boxes there (4) return home with purchase

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or go to dollar General. On stocking days they will give you their boxes. For free.

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Carrot dude
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is hilarious. Especially love the meme.

Parmeisan
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't understand how it matters that the granola company orders their boxes from the same seller. Why would there be a granola sticker underneath the box sticker unless it was shipped to the granola company first? He's going right to the box company. Half of me thinks I'm missing something and/or just not getting it, but half of me thinks it doesn't make any sense and he hasn't actually figured out the reason for this yet. Anyone got a different way to explain it to me?

Jace
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The replacement sticker was poorly applied to the new package (both barcodes are visible). Instead of scanning the granola or coaster label barcode, the box manufacturer barcode was scanned, resulting in a robot or employee placing that box in the pick bin for boxes (instead of being placed in the pick bin for boxes). A robot or an employee then picked from the correct pick bin, but the wrong product was stored there. They then failed to notice the competing barcodes, scanned the wrong one again, and moved it along as if it were the desired product and not the incorrectly placed box. This is what happens when everything is reduced to machines, computers, mindless process and procedure. We see it with human bureaucracy and we see it even more with automation. Unless you pay humans to do human-brain-powered work, you end up with humans doing mindless tasks because “they don’t pay me to do more than the minimum”, and they’re often not even ALLOWED to put their brains to use as needed.

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tuzdayschild
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2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't want to scare but you might have to leave your home to get these boxes. Here's what you do: (1) get in your car (2) drive to Lowes (3) purchase boxes there (4) return home with purchase

Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
Community Member
2 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Or go to dollar General. On stocking days they will give you their boxes. For free.

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Carrot dude
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is hilarious. Especially love the meme.

Parmeisan
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't understand how it matters that the granola company orders their boxes from the same seller. Why would there be a granola sticker underneath the box sticker unless it was shipped to the granola company first? He's going right to the box company. Half of me thinks I'm missing something and/or just not getting it, but half of me thinks it doesn't make any sense and he hasn't actually figured out the reason for this yet. Anyone got a different way to explain it to me?

Jace
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The replacement sticker was poorly applied to the new package (both barcodes are visible). Instead of scanning the granola or coaster label barcode, the box manufacturer barcode was scanned, resulting in a robot or employee placing that box in the pick bin for boxes (instead of being placed in the pick bin for boxes). A robot or an employee then picked from the correct pick bin, but the wrong product was stored there. They then failed to notice the competing barcodes, scanned the wrong one again, and moved it along as if it were the desired product and not the incorrectly placed box. This is what happens when everything is reduced to machines, computers, mindless process and procedure. We see it with human bureaucracy and we see it even more with automation. Unless you pay humans to do human-brain-powered work, you end up with humans doing mindless tasks because “they don’t pay me to do more than the minimum”, and they’re often not even ALLOWED to put their brains to use as needed.

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