Today's award goes to the person or persons in a Chinese factory who are responsible for this.
Sometimes when you buy a pair of shoes, one of them can feel snug while the other one does not quite fit.
Tom Boddingham certainly knows the feeling.
When the 27-year-old ordered a special monster-design slipper to fit his oversized left foot, he was sent this size 1,450 one – because manufacturers failed to spot a decimal point.
He had requested a 14.5, as well as a smaller size 13 for his right foot. The pair cost £15.50 [about US $25].
However, manufacturers in China misread the measurement and accidentally made the whopping seven foot-long slipper, which was shipped to him along with the correct smaller size.
There's more at the link.
I'm still battling to understand this. I mean . . . who on earth keeps a sizing chart showing the dimensions of a size 1450 shoe, anyway??? That must be either the most optimistic, or the best-prepared, factory on Earth!