There’s no denying that Filipinos are some of the wittiest and funniest people in the world.
As online shopping soared in the past year, delivery services are on the rise. And part of each delivery process is taking pictures of the recipient holding the product as proof of delivery.
Being who we are, we don’t hold up our delivered goods and wait for the delivery rider to snap a picture and go like what you’d do on a rush ID service.
Instead, we’ve seen a lot of trending photos on social media with people striking a pose as if they were in a professional photoshoot. Some are even dressing up, putting make-up on, and even prepared a backdrop for the full appeal.
These photos are so witty that international pages and media took notice.
One of them is 9gag, whose Facebook page has about 42.6 million followers. The page shared a collection of photos of “People in the Philippines take proof of delivery to a new level” with a caption saying, “They surely know how to enjoy the little things.” — and we sure do.
Since it was posted on March 23, it now garnered 95k reactions, 5.7k comments, and about 7k shares.
UK-based internet media UNILAD also wrote an article about it and shared it on Facebook, where it got 5.8k reactions, 2.3k comments, and 498 shares.
The trend also reached Reddit. The post on its r/memes page already has 28.1k upvotes and 408 comments.
One of the Philippines’ largest e-commerce sites, Shopee, went along the hype train and even called these proof-of-delivery models are “Shopee User Of the Week”.