Working in Manhattan, it's hard to go anywhere at all without seeing someone walking with their AirPods in. Hell, I've even got a pair of my own now, practically everyone has them now. So if you told me that you lost the pair or even just one of them while walking somewhere, lost the case, you name it, I wouldn't be surprised at all.
Well in San Fransisco, a man has decided to take it upon himself to troll the many AirPod owners of the city by making stickers in their likeness and placing them on the floors and different areas. And I've gotta admit, it's pretty freakin' hilarious! Pablo Rochat, who has a vast history of trolling, including creating a virtual reality game that allows you to pee where you please, has decided to poke fun at the AirPod trend by making these stickers to trick owners into thinking they've dropped their precious pods, or tricking random passerbys into trying to pick them up.
"I often see people drop their AirPods, so I thought it would be funny to make it look like people are dropping their AirPods all over the city and see if people would try to pick them up."
15/10 tomfoolery, made me chuckle.
"It's a valuable enough object to make people want to pick it up off the ground. Dumb and simple - low effort, high impact." Pablo placed about 15 of these stickers around the city, and even stuck around to see some people's reactions.
Would you fall for this? Are you guilty of dropping your AirPods places enough to make the mistake? AirPod anxiety is a real thing, and at this point, we should address sometime soon. Props to Pablo for wanting to mess with people and watch the world burn. He even tweeted out a link to the sticker template so you can have some of that fun for yourself!