Kolkata’s Sutirtha Das was in for a surprise when he found that Amazon had sent him an abridged version of the Bhagavad Gita, instead of the Communist Manifesto he ordered.
Das had placed an order for the Communist Manifesto on Wednesday. He soon received confirmation of his booking along with the estimated time of delivery from Amazon.
On Saturday, however, he received a call around 11 pm from a lady who asked him to reject the package, saying it had the wrong book. Das was in office, he could not cancel the order.
When he came back he opened the package and much to his surprise, the invoice of the booking mentioned Communist Manifesto, even though it had an “old, brown” Penguin copy of the abridged version of Gita.
Such mistakes are not unprecedented. But, the delivery of Bhagavad Gita instead of the Communist Manifesto has raised a few eyebrows and laugh.