Imagine working in a pet shop and opening a package you expect to be a shipment of tropical fish, and finding instead a human body.
That’s what happened to Mark Arabia, the owner of Pets Plus in Philadelphia. Apparently US Airways sent the body to the pet shop by accident – it was actually bound for a research laboratory 70 miles away.
US Airways, which says it is deeply sorry for the mix-up, explains that it was down to a “verbal miscommunication between a delivery driver and the cargo representative”.
As for the tropical fish, sadly the pet shop owner says they were left at the airport and probably died.