When a landscaper in Melbourne, Australia arrived early to work one morning, he was excited to begin the hard work of excavating the client's lawn before his boss even showed up for the day.
But the proactive, employee-of-the-month maneuver ended up coming back to bite him thanks to a confusing street layout.
He ripped up the wrong lawn.
The landscaper, Dreigan Fisher, posted a pair of TikTok videos explaining how the calamity was even possible.
Fisher was due to work on house number 37. So when he arrived at a house with 37 on it, he got to work.
But he would later learn—after speaking to the innocent lawn-owner—there was another house number 37 just a couple doors down the street.
When he recounted the ordeal, Fisher's dejection was palpable.
When you go to prep a pour and end up going to the wrong house... 😒😭 #mondays #embarrising #landscaping #fyp #willbebacktoreplaceyourpavers
Fisher's boss, Tyler Brooks, owner of Tyler's Landscapes, soon arrived to discover the early morning blunder.
Brooks took his own video of the scene, exhibiting a surprisingly calm demeanor about it all.
Bosses view on yesterdays monday-itis #fyp #landscaping #boss #tylerslandscapes #melbournesbestlandscapers
Brooks told news.com.au why he took Fisher's mixup in stride.
"It's a really stupid set up because it's all part of the one block of units but the end unit belongs to a different street but has the same number 37."
"Dreigan is a loyal worker who doesn't answer back, just does what he's told. As you saw, he did what I asked. It was just unfortunate that there was another 37, 3 houses away."
"Can't blame him he did everything right."
Plenty of strangers on the internet also had Fisher's back, as the comments on the viral TikTok videos showed.
Others shared similar stories of their own.
Fisher's understandable mixup, and its viral popularity, begs the question—will they actually change that street layout now?