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This guy flew from Lagos to Prague for a surprise stag do appearance, the Beast from the East had other plans
Prague is a wonderful place, especially with some mates (Picture: Mark Slade)
March 3rd, 2018 | 11:18 AM | 449 views
The Beast from the East has been a pain in the neck for many people this week, but few will be fuming more than the man who flew from Nigeria to Prague to find out the stag do he was attending had been snowed off.
13 men were jetting off to the Czech Republic for the boozy weekend, mostly from the UK, but one of them, Mark Slade, was flying in especially from Lagos, where he was going to surprise the stag.
However, with Lagos currently enjoy 30 degree heat, he may not have considered the flying conditions his pals in the UK were facing, so he got on the plane, as planned, late on Wednesday to fly overnight.
Obviously the trip from west Africa to Prague is a bit further than the one from Bristol to central Europe, and while Mark was on board, the Beast from the East got its claws into the rest of the stag party.
With Mark en route, seven of the party’s flights were cancelled at Bristol airport, including the stag and best man, leaving the trip up in the air – even if the blokes weren’t.
The intrepid traveller stepped off his flight from Lagos to text messages informing him of the news and the fact he was now taking on a stag do in Prague solo.
‘I’ve had a stinker here boys. Table for one tonight,’ came his reply.
Mark had flown via Frankfurt on a 10 hour flight from Nigeria. Mark had travelled over 3,000 miles. Mark was all by himself.
The lads back in Bristol had little option but to give up on the idea of an international piss-up and hastily rearranged the stag do to the less exotic destination of Bath, leaving Mark with plenty of air miles but very little company.
However, with two of the group planning to fly from London Stansted, hope was not entirely lost for Mark just yet – if they could escape the Beast from the East’s sub-zero grip.
At this juncture Mark, who remained remarkably upbeat, had this to say: ‘Lack of sleep aside, feeling optimistic some of the group may make it.
‘I’m envisioning finding Prague’s best Pilsner and contemplating my next move. I’ll stay indoors as everyone looked freezing on my Uber ride from the airport.
‘Plus I’ll sample European delights not found in Nigeria. Czech beer on tap, McDonald’s etc.’
Thankfully, the two who turned up to fly from Stansted had more luck than their Bristolian brethren and got on a delayed flight to join their comrade on the other side of the continent.
So the 13-man stag has splintered into three men out on the frontline, whilst the other 10 take up the role of a Jagerbomb fuelled Dad’s Army back in Bath.
It’s not quite what Mark had in mind when he got on the plane in Lagos, but it’s just about better than nothing.
courtesy of METRO
by Phil Haigh
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