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This Is Why You Shouldn’t Ask Twitter to Buy You Drinks

Photo: @RoryMeep/Twitter

One of the great benefits of the internet is that it lets people who don’t even know each other connect across vast distances. Online, you can donate to a stranger’s fundraising drive, or send messages of support, or, in one British man’s case, buy him a bunch of milk.

Let’s set the scene. It is Nick’s birthday, so the gang decides to head to a Wetherspoons pub in Sheffield. It’s the 21st century, so the place lets customers order food from an app on their phone. Just punch in your location and table number, and you’re all set. You can also, as Nick’s friend Rory did, give out your location to the general public and ask them to send you drinks.

You can see where this is heading. People used the app to send Nick all sorts of things that were not beer.

But it wasn’t all milk. Someone sent him ice cream, which I guess does count as milk in a way, and Champagne. What a great combo.

A bunch of peas? Sure!

Who is behind some of these wonderful birthday gifts? The culprits stepped forward.

Happy birthday, Nick! Enjoy your strong bones.

Man Asks Twitter Users to Buy Him Drinks, They Send Milk