You know, I like people who have a sense of humor. Not the kind who just sit around and tell jokes or the ones who organize pranks that take 10 years out of your life. No, it’s other people, ones who have a knack for coming up with the silliest pranks that you cannot help but laugh.
This is the kind of humor one man from Manchester, England, has had to deal with. It seems that this man bought a car from someone who had this same child-like type of humor. And now, this man is having to deal with the consequences every time he switches on the A/C.
The previous owner’s prank was so genius, the new car owner, Chris Linnane had to write an open letter on Facebook just to rant about the prank. The prankster hasn’t come forward yet but, really, once you read the rest of this article, you will want this person to be your friend.
You see, Linnane bought the Ford Focus ST about three months ago from a car dealership. The car didn’t have any issues and for three months, Linnane thought he had bought a great car but that was before he switched on his A/C.
When he did, something other than air came out from the vents. It seems that the previous owner had “craftily emptied the small circular paper cuttings from a hole punch into the air vent.” In doing so, it’s like Linnane is enjoying a one-person confetti party every time he switches the A/C on.
“I only realized the other day that the vent had been filled with confetti when I turned up the air conditioning to full. It suddenly sped out all over my car. Obviously, the air pressure from having it on low previously hadn't been enough.”
“Now every time I want to cool down or warm up my face, I face the inevitability of feeling like I'm part of a confetti celebration. I ended up with a face full of them and I can't exactly get the hoover in there to get them out. It took me a long time to clear them up and they've not all come out yet. I'd been finding one or two around since I bought the car and couldn't work out where they came from.”
Linnane even spoke to the owner before buying the car. He says how “he kept [the confetti bit] quiet.” Sure, to him, but he probably told every single person he met on the street just to make their day.
Linnane thought it would help him purge and feel better to vent out about this confetti issue. So, the guy wrote an open letter to the previous car owner. Ah, if only this mysterious guy could read it too.
Linnane wrote: “Dear the previous owner of my car. What we're all looking at here is the driver's side vent for the A/C and heating. What you're seeing inside that vent is a large handful of the little circles of paper that belong inside the catch tray of a hole punch.”
“The reason they're in there has now become painfully apparent. When I put the A/C on full blast, I now get a face full of the little b*****d pieces of paper!” Receipts and rough papers were put to great use before their death, haven’t they?
“I can't get a hoover attachment in to get them out, nor do I want to try and remove the vent so now, every time I want cooling down or warming up, I face the inevitability of feeling like I'm part of some sort of confetti celebration. Bravo old owner, bravo.”
I don’t know about you but I think this should become a tradition. Anytime someone is set to sell their car, they must insert a handful of confetti in there. You know, just to make someone’s day “better.”
Side note: This article is being written by a girl who has a dozen balloons filled with confetti hanging from a string over her head. They were placed there because I couldn’t afford a chandelier, so balloons filled with confetti that blow up on any random day and make me jump out of my chair is the next best option. So yeh, I will applaud this prankster, even if I am the only one to do this.