A British Reddit user wishing to thank a fellow-user in the US got drunk and mistakenly bought £300 worth of pizza for strangers in the States using bitcoin.
A Nice Gesture
Daniel Sobey-Harker suggested to his boss that they should reward the US user who had gained their startup (Campus Society) some exposure by ordering him a pizza online. Unfortunately, Daniel found it wasn’t quite as easy as he wanted, so he appealed to the Reddit community for advice, asking:
“Can someone help me (UK) buy a pizza for someone in the U.S? I’ll reward whoever can get me a method that works.”
Several hours and 9 beers later, he was a “tad merry” but finally had a solution. He could use bitcoin to buy Papa John’s vouchers, which he could then use to get the pizza delivered.
Buoyed with success (and alcohol), and not having considered that the value might have risen since he last heard anything about bitcoin in 2010, he bought two with his company PayPal account.
That’s a lot of Pizza!
This left him saddled with around US$550 in bitcoin he didn’t really want or