A group of people who missed their UPS deliveries ended up becoming new friends thanks to a text-mix up from the delivery service.
Not getting a package on time is always annoying, especially when an "attempted" delivery is made when you're just chilling on the couch scrolling through your Instagram feed because you got sidetracked by finally settling on something to watch on Netflix.
Thanks to the marvels of modern technology, gone are the days when the only notice get about a missed package was hastily scribbled on a sheet of paper in barely legible handwriting stuck to your front door. If your roommates, the wind, or rain didn't make short work of it by the time you actually made it back home, you'd still be forced to decipher what was written on that slip to find out what happened to your package.
Because we've got stuff now like text tracking and the ability to view the delivery status of our stuff online, we know where our packages are at all times, which is not only comforting, but also hella convenient.
That is, so long as whoever's using this technology knows what they're doing. Sadly, whoever sent this text from UPS accidentally sent a group text to everyone in a Brooklyn neighborhood who missed a delivery.
Instead of just blocking the other numbers on the group text and filing a complaint with UPS, someone decided to message everyone on the thread and start a conversation.
The whole thing ended up snowballing, and the strangers who were connected by their shared misfortune of missing their deliveries ended up planning a get-together.
One of the biggest millennial problems is actually following through on plans to hang out because: 1) leaving one's house is annoying, and 2) come on, meeting up with a bunch of people you never met sounds fun in theory but it could get weird and awkward very quickly.
But as the people in the group texted each other more and more, the plan to actually hang out started to come together. They even toyed with the idea of wearing an official "uniform" for the hangout.
They made a wonderful sign to commemorate the occasion. You know it's official, because it looks like something you'd find at the front of a banquet hall. Also I'm not sure what that yellow-rope monstrosity is but it's good to know they feel comfortable enough with one another to share stuff like that.
Eventually, they all came together for a hang-out and snapped this very Brooklyn selfie to commemorate the event.
In case you were wondering if it was all rainbows and butterflies, however, it wasn't. About four people didn't want to be a part of their banter and asked to be taken off the thread. Some people just don't like fun, I guess.
The people who actually went through with the plan got a bunch of questions from folks on Twitter. Like these three for the dude with the glorious hair and cut-off bicep tattoo.
The third question is kind of a joke, but I think @memefan2000's questions were legitimate inquiries. The young man popping a squat and flexing at the camera obliged. Turns out his name is Deno DeMartino, and he's a comedian who also chronicled the evening with the group he now deems the new "Breakfast Club."
From the looks of it, the "UPS Club" ended up having a blast, and they've got the pics to prove it.
Accidental friendships are some of the best ones, aren't they?