Fun at the Airport
Airport administration was asked to make public announcements calling
for passengers. Of course the passengers didn't exist, and their
names (when written) were foreign looking, but when pronounced translated
into something else entirely!
This is the story as told by the pranksters.
" We'd go and sit on the balcony at Terminal 3 at Heathrow,
directly under one of the speakers where the roof is low for maximum
acoustic effects. We put a tape recorder in our bag with the microphone
poking out of the top. We'd look for a flight that'd arrived in
the last 40 minutes from somewhere where you'd expect foreign names,
then write a letter saying, 'Pick up passenger so and so, from flight
etc, destination etc.' That way, it looked like the limo had been
arranged in advance as the flight arrival details and the motel
name was written on the note. We wore an ID-style badge and carried
a mobile so that we looked like limo drivers. One of us would ask
airport administration to make an announcement calling for our customer
and then the other did the second. We'd pretend to be unable to
pronounce it and then hand them the bit of paper with the name written
on it to administration.
Long winded, but well worth it!
|The names as they
|The names as they sound
when read out loud:
|Arheddis Varkenjabb and Aywellbe Fayed
||"I hate this fucking job, and I will be fired."
|Arhevbin Fayed and Bybeiev Rhibodie
||"I've just been fired, and bye-bye everybody."
|Aynayda Pizaqvick and Malexa Kröest
||"I need a piss quick, and my legs are crossed."
|Awul Dasfilshabeda and Nowaynayda Zheet
||"Ah-oh, that's better and now I need a shit."
|Makollig Jezvahted and Levdaroum DeBahzted
||"My colleague just farted, and left the room,
|Steelaygot Maowenbach and Tuka Piziniztee
||"Still, I got my own back and took a piss
in his tea."
We got rumbled doing the 'My colleague just, etc'. They actually
threatened to arrest us as apparently they'd actually had complaints
over the previous weeks! We were toying with doing it again just
to see what they'd arrest us for, but we decided to go to Gatwick
airport. This is the reason the last one sounds so crap 'cos Gatwick
is a much noisier place and the ceilings are high, and it was difficult
to get near a speaker.
The lengths we had to go to... '
Tack till Anna-Lena som skickade denna!