“Why would anyone send me this?” — Aunt Fannie

I just had that thing happen with an online store, where if you once bought a gift item for someone, and had it shipped to them, all subsequent orders you place for yourself (even years later) end up being sent to your old giftee, instead of yourself.

This has happened to me several times over the past few years and every time I've gone back to double- and triple-check that only my address appears anywhere in the order forms, and still, the items end up on the doorstep of a long lost friend or family member instead of my own.

It feels like someone, somewhere made a bad programming decision ten years ago as a shortcut — why look up the order details from the most recent order when you can just automatically assume it is going to the last address on file? — and we're all paying the price of that decision today.