Occasionally, something happens in the real world that I know wouldn’t be credible in fiction. Watching the news this morning, I came across another one of those situations. Apparently, someone has been calling hotel guest while they slept. Barely awake when they answer the call, the guest is shocked to hear there’s a major gas leak in the building. They are then instructed to do crazy things like “take the iron and smash the window”. Did any of the guests obey the caller’s demands? You bet. Between being half asleep and not questioning whether the person on the other end of the phone was really the manager, they got suckered in. The guests followed the prankster’s commands, costing hotels beaucoup bucks. Even a sheriff’s deputy fell for this ruse. Not only did he toss the mattresses out the two storey window, he considered doing the same with his children. Poor guy. He must’ve been embarrassed once he realized what had happened.
This post is for any of you travelers out there. Be aware of this prank and don’t fall for it.
Do you have any unbelievable stories to share?