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This is not the way you want USPS to deliver your Amazon package

Technically Incorrect: A man's surveillance camera footage shows his Amazon package being thrown at his house, rather than delivered.

Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.


He's about to throw.

David Gregory/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET

This doesn't look good.

Here is footage from David Gregory's surveillance camera.

It shows a US Postal Service driver arriving to deliver Gregory's Amazon package. His definition of "delivery" is somewhat loose.

He opens the sliding door of his van and tosses the box.

His aim couldn't be described as true.

There seems little effort to direct it toward Gregory's actual doorstep. Instead, it's tossed onto the sidewalk.

In posting this glorious attempt at customer service to YouTube, Gregory said: "I was surprised to find my Amazon delivery on the sidewalk, so I reviewed the security camera video, and discovered they have found a new way to make delivery more efficient."

I'm not sure how new this method truly is. It's one that's been practiced over the years by delivery drivers of all logos.

Who could forget the FedEx man who threw a computer monitor over a fence?

Gregory said that he was lucky the box contained only socks. However, he was somewhat impressed with the driver's technique.

"Notice the spin on the box to keep it flying level. Well done," he said.

A USPS spokeswoman told me: "Thank you for sharing the video with us. We are currently reviewing it to gather additional details about this incident. This is clearly unacceptable behavior that does not reflect the efforts of the thousands of professional, dedicated carriers in our workforce."

Amazon didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Gregory didn't either, so it's unclear where the action took place.

You'll be wanting to know what sort of camera Gregory has. On Reddit, he revealed that it's a Sony SNC-VM772R 4K.

That's the thing with being a delivery driver -- you never know when someone might be recording you.

Of course, this sort of thing won't happen anymore once Amazon delivers by drone.

But what if the drone is having a bad day? They will be sentient one day, won't they?

Updated at 7:35 a.m.: adds comment from USPS.