Air travel is a stressful experience, especially when you're walking around an airport trying to find a place to charge your phone or laptop.
Finding a power point in a place where you can relax for a second is a popular commodity in any airport. Being able to comfortably update people on your flight status or simply sit down and stretch your legs before crawling into a tight air chamber is a small consolation.
What would you do if you walk around in your terminal looking for a place to charge your device? And if you try to connect it, you realize that you have it royally controlled by a sticker like this one,
And although there are tons of people who think that such stickers are just a bad joke to play, there were many others who were more than willing to order a pair and try the trick for themselves.
And people upload photos of them in the wild on Twitter. You just can not believe that someone is trying so hard to get someone in distress.
And looking at the rest of the stickers, it looks like they're pretty hard to remove.
Imagine how exciting this person was that was glad to find a place that had not only a view of the planes and the asphalt, but also a socket so they could charge their phone. Just to discover it, it's a sticker. You played, better luck next time.
You might think that people can easily tell the difference between a sticker and the real thing, but because the outlets are so flat and the stickers look so convincing, you look at a 100% boom rate.
For some it is a declaration of war, if you put the sticker in an airport and then deceive them with the sticker. And I could understand that.
However, some think that there are individuals who deserve to be controlled for their outlet usage habits. I mean, they have one point: why do you use the whole socket? Maybe someone else has to charge?
But there must be some admiration for a person who is willing to go that far, buy a product and then bring that product to the airport and take the time to prepare for commuting to ruin the day ,
If I had to bet on who it was, I'd say it was airport staff in the various small shops, cafés and bars that had to amuse themselves while everyone else was wandering, going abroad or coming home.
I just hope this guy took the picture after finding a power outlet to charge his phone, otherwise, if you have 5% battery life and really need to use your phone, maybe you should not post it on Twitter.
Some of the pranks were so obvious that you deserve to be laughed at when you fall for them. And although there is no way to confirm this, I assume that the person who tweeted the photo below actually fell for it and sat down next to a trash can. Why else would they have so much anger?
There were commuters who had their trouble best and got themselves the sticker. At least other people will not be fooled by the outlets, I suppose.
However you feel the stickers and the people being tricked by them, it looks like they will not go anywhere in the near future.