If you think there’s nothing worse than showing up at the airport with a low charge on your phone or laptop and failing to find a power outlet, turns out, there’s something worse. Much worse: Actually finding an outlet, then realizing it’s not an outlet at all but a sticker.
Apparently, this is the most recent prank sweeping the nation. Stickers with a realistic power-outlet design are being placed all over airports; then, the twisted prankster simply waits for an unsuspecting traveler to fall victim to the illusion.
A recent good-sported victim, Brandon Ewing, posted a picture of the sticker on Twitter with the caption, “Whoever put up this fake sticker of an open outlet at the airport, you are now my enemy for life.”
Whoever put up this fake sticker of an open outlet at the airport, you are now my enemy for life. pic.twitter.com/TYEJKmY6Zg
— Brandon #BeForTheGame (@Atrioc) August 6, 2018
Other videos and pictures on Twitter show victims’ futile attempts to plug in their devices, and we really can’t help but laugh.
Got one! pic.twitter.com/bfxE4TFTWr
— Just Basic Dave (@JustBasicDave) June 14, 2017
Usually, they’re placed in ordinary spots where outlets should be though sometimes they’re on random items like garbage bins — in which case, maybe the prankee deserves it?
The last thing a weary, battery-depleted traveler needs is to be pranked at the airport, but there’s no doubt that the ruse is entertaining for anyone who happens to catch a glimpse.