A quick witted (and perhaps slightly disturbed) UK travel agent played a prank on a student, who left his drivers license in front of a Flight Centre store whilst drunk.
Together with the missing ID, the agent, called Steve, sent the young Brit an itinerary for a luxury trip to the Maldives along with a whopping £5,289.87 (AU$9,054) bill.
so I was pretty drunk the other night and I lost my ID, then this turns up today... pic.twitter.com/TX0CHttfnT— will (@willarmstrong__) November 7, 2017
The fantasy trip, which was scheduled to leave Heathrow on 2 December, included four first class flights with a transit in Abu Dhabi, and a note from the agent addressed to Lord George William Armstrong – a play on the student’s real name William George Armstrong, the Huffington Post reported.
“Thank you so much for popping in the other day. We certainly appreciate your business and hope your [sic] beginning to get excited about your upcoming first-class flight to the Maldives,” the letter read.
“Please keep in mind, balance is due in full on Friday November 10th at 12:05pm.”
But a note at the bottom of the letter revealed it was just a joke.
“Just make sure you consider us for your next holiday. Take care! Steve.”
here's the man himself, thank you Steve! pic.twitter.com/D0ctqiSXlY— will (@willarmstrong__) November 8, 2017
According to the Huff Post UK, William said he was “pretty drunk” when he misplaced his ID, and has since been back to the store to grab a photo with Steve.
A photo of the prank has scored nearly 160,000 likes and 60,000 retweets on Twitter.