A parcel addressed to a man in Australia was delivered to Austria five times before reaching its final destination.
Reddit user guPPer posted an image of the parcel with five separate “Missent to Austria” stamps and the caption: “My brother waited 2 months for this package to arrive.”
The parcel had been sent from the United States to an Australian address.
The five separate stamps are circled in the image, with “AGAIN” written next to the fifth “Missent to Austria” stamp.
“I like how they have a stamp specifically for this in Austria,” one person commented, referring to the “missent” stamp.
“In South Australia we have a stamp for stuff meant for South Africa,” another person observed.
“To be fair, some Americans don’t realise there is an entire world outside their own country,” another Reddit user wrote.
“You just know the workers at some big international mail distribution centre in Austria have a carton of Stiegl riding on who redirects the most packages to Australia each week,” another joked.
But it seems it’s not just parcels intended for Australia that get lost and misdirected in the post.
“I remember a friend was living in Taiwan and got her family to send her some kind of cheese from Germany?,” one person recalled.
“Anyway. It got sent to Hong Kong, then back to Germany, then to China, then to Switzerland (?!), then back to Germany, then to Singapore, and then FINALLY to Taiwan.”
Yahoo7 has contacted the United States Postal Service for comment.