A man mistakenly thought he might have ordered 10 or 12 reading glasses, but instead ordered 60 reading glasses.
Chris Arnold posted a photo of his dad next to stacks of eyeglass cases on social media.
The post went viral on Twitter and garnered more than 2 million views — Specsavers even stepped in to reply.
“My dad misread his order quantity and accidentally bought 60 pairs of reading glasses online,” the tweet read.
In response, Specsavers said: “Do we even need to speak up?”
Tom Arnold, from Perranporth, Cornwall, thought he had ordered 10 or 12 reading glasses, but was surprised by how many were delivered to his home on Sunday.
Asked on the BBC’s Anita Rani show how he managed to get so many pairs of shoes, Tom replied: “I’m going to buy 10 pairs.
“My wife and I keep losing our reading glasses so we bought a few pairs to keep at home and I accidentally ordered 12, five each, so 60.”
Asked if he was wearing glasses when he placed the order, Tom replied: “Well, I thought I did, but in retrospect, I probably didn’t.”
Tom said he had a lot of laughs with family and friends after the accident, and he plans to keep 10 and return 50 more.
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Of course, there was a flood of reactions on Twitter too…
Specsavers commented again: “You should be rewarded for writing one of the best Specsavers ads ever written. DM [direct message] us. “
Another Twitter user wrote: “I think my dad bought about 50 pairs of reading glasses at one point and it’s not wrong. He keeps them everywhere he can think of, so if he’s looking for a pair, they’re will put it there”
While another joked: “He might have supervision next time…”