A man with the last name Forrest was left baffled after receiving packages of artificial grass to his home over a period of two days.
Considering he hadn’t ordered any grass, 20-year-old Alex Forrest, a student at Sheffield University, tweeted several photos of the grass in search of the anonymous sender.
Alongside photos which saw Alex using the grass for the likes of coasters and place mats, Alex wrote: ‘Right, has someone put me down to get samples of astroturf?
‘This is the second delivery in two days and I’m running out of things to do with them.’
Alex’s tweet received over 600 retweets and 1,000 likes before his friend, Matt Shortall, finally owned up to the prank.
Alex had had no inkling that it could be his friend playing tricks.
‘He was trying to confuse me more than anything I think,’ Alex tells Metro.co.uk.
‘He sent it twice in two days. After the first delivery I didn’t think anything of it – but I clocked that someone was behind it after the second one.’
And, although Alex may not have been that excited by the grass, he’s certainly been somewhat a decor-inspiration for his Twitter followers.
‘A girl I know from home messaged me last night saying her flatmates had seen the tweet and had gone out and bought some artificial grass for their flat,’ Alex says.
And he also now has some pretty neat coasters, so there’s that.
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