What happens when a lazy delivery guy lands on a planet of tiny purple people? Chaos. Hilarious, brilliant chaos.
There are a lot of dystopian future stories out there these days. Heck, YA is basically nothing but dystopian future allegories. But what I have always found much scarier, in an odd way, is the super-automated Jetsons-esque future. Because, if you think about it, if the majority of humanity's job becomes relegated to pushing a button repeatedly two or three days a week, what sort of people would we become?
I believe the answer can be found in the digital short JohnnyExpress, which tells the tale of an irresponsible delivery driver showing up to a planet full of very, very teeny, tiny aliens. Yeah, things go downhill pretty quickly from there.
You could see this guy working at the Buy 'n' Large from WALL-E, couldn't you? Still, for all the sci-fi trappings, this is basically just like the story every single person has about that awful delivery person who made getting their very important package as nightmarish as possible.
Although, in fairness, the delivery was, technically, a success.