The Brussels Times: A 65-year-old man in Flanders says he is “losing sleep” because he has been receiving pizzas he never ordered for nearly a decade, sometimes several times a day.
Over the past nine years, pizzas he never asked for have been delivered to Jean Van Landeghem’s home in Turnhout, in the Antwerp province. “It started nine years ago,” Van Landeghem told Het Laatste Nieuws. “Suddenly, a pizza delivery man handed me a whole load of pizzas. But I hadn’t ordered anything,” he added.
At first, he thought it was a simple mistake in the delivery address, but orders of pizzas, kebabs, pittas and other food that he never ordered kept flowing in.
“It can be on a weekday or during weekends, and at any time of day. [The orders come from] delivery services in Turnhout, but also from the surrounding area. I have even had orders delivered to me at 2:00 AM,” Van Landeghem said.
“I cannot sleep anymore. I start shaking every time I hear a scooter on the street. I dread that someone will come to drop off hot pizzas yet another time,” he added.
“I have always refused the deliveries, so I have never paid for anything,” he said, adding that the harassment is not only annoying for him, but also for restaurants.
“It costs them money and they have to throw the food away. On the day that ten deliveries showed up, I did the math: it cost €450,” Van Landeghem said.
He reported the false deliveries to the police several times, he said, but he still has no idea who the person harassing him is. “I cannot take it anymore. When I find out whoever has been bothering me for the past nine years, it will not be their best day,” he said.
Getting a pizza delivery should be one of the most exciting moments of a person's life. You wait for a half hour as your stomach growls and your mouth waters, counting down the seconds until that steaming hot pizza (ideally with pepperoni, sausage, and extra cheese) finally arrives at your door.
Not for Jean Van Landeghem. Poor guy can't even hear a scooter coming down his street without trembling in fear that it's yet another unordered pizza arriving to his door. He can't sleep at night without worrying if it's a regular or Sicilian pie about to be delivered. Did they put pepperoni on this one?
The person behind this is definitely an asshole because it's just costing the restaurant money and they have to throw the food away. But what an unbelievable level of dedication they have to making this guy's life miserable. Talk about holding a grudge. It does make you wonder if they have beef with the restaurant too since they're getting victimized in this as well. If you have an enemy that's a business and another enemy that's just a regular person, this is an excellent way to screw over both of them.
Also love that threat from Jean at the end. "When I find out whoever has been bothering me for the past nine years, it will not be their best day." Taken 4: Liam Neeson hunts down person sending pizza deliveries to his house.