Man drives car into convenience store in China, then drives out after making his purchase

An absurd encounter was caught on camera when a grey car drove into a store in eastern China to purchase groceries on June 10, 2017.
An absurd encounter was caught on camera when a grey car drove into a store in eastern China to purchase groceries on June 10, 2017. PHOTO: SCREENSHOT FROM YOUTUBE

Drive-throughs are usually the staple of fast food restaurants. But in eastern China, one driver saw fit to change this himself - by making his own drive-through at a convenience store, according to footage posted by People's Daily on Twitter.

On June 10, surveillance footage showed a grey smart car driving straight through a convenience store's entrance.

The cashier is seen to be reacting with shock, before hastily approaching the driver. He then handed him some items from the store, receiving cash and giving the driver back his change.

Throughout the exchange, the driver remained in the car.

The car then reversed out with the guidance of the cashier, who waved goodbye. Due to the small size of the car, no items in the store were damaged, nor was anyone injured.

According to the South China Morning Post, the driver purchased a packet of potato chips and a bottle of yoghurt. Shanghai Daily reported that the incident occurred at 11.50pm, in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyrULo2YxsEThe absurdity of the incident drew many responses online. Some social media users saw the driver's stunt as creative, with others praising the service provided by the cashier, according to the South China Morning Post.

However, there were netizens who criticised the driver's actions.

"Classic, you only want to make life easier for yourself, without thinking of others," read one person's post, as translated by Mashable.

As for why the driver drove into the store instead of getting out of his car, the cashier told Shanghai Daily that it could have been because the driver was avoiding bad weather, as it was raining that night.

Speculations also arose among social media users that the video could be an advertisement for the store, but the exact reason for the drive-through has yet to be confirmed.