Man buys massive photo of a bridge that's right outside his window
Impulse purchases are almost never a good idea — especially when there are drinks involved.
Stuart Slicer splurged on a massive photo of Scotland's Forth Bridge during a charity auction recently — which would have been a nice addition to his living room if it didn't already have a direct view of the bridge.
His son, also named Stuart, posted a video of the print in the living room, which has the same exact view. In classic internet flavor, the account tweets from his dog’s perspective, Murphy Green. [Stuart Sr.] “forgot he could just open da blinds,” the dog tweeted.
"He still thinks it's a great idea pal," he added. "Granny is ready to chuck it and him into the garage."
Stuart Sr. told local tabloid the Scottish Sun, "I genuinely thought that I would bring it home and the wife would be alright about putting it up," despite the fact that their house had faced the same bridge for more than 30 years. He also admitted that he'd consumed "a few sherbets" before bidding on the colossal print.
You can see how much the print dwarfs everything in the room in another photo Stuart Jr. posted:
Stuart Sr. said that the fog was so thick last month, the family couldn't see the bridge, "so at least with that photo we would always see it."
Even the Forth Bridge tweeted about the accidental purchase.
Stuart Sr. is a train driver, and also bought a tour package for the Forth Bridge during the boozy auction — even though he crosses it almost every day for work.
He told the Scottish Sun that he and his wife planned on selling the print and donating the proceeds to charity. He hasn't disclosed whether he's keeping the tour package, though.