Edd Joseph, 24, was furious when he bought a PS3 games console for £80 and the vendor failed to deliver the goods.
So he decided to take his revenge by texting the entire works of the Bard to the fraudster – all 30,000 words, reports the Bristol Post.
Joseph discovered he can copy the words from the internet and paste them into a text message – without costing him a penny on his unlimited mobile phone package. He sends it as one text but his victim can only receive them in 160 character chunks – meaning the 37 works of Shakespeare will buzz through in 29,305 individual texts.
So far Joseph has sent 22 plays including Hamlet, Macbeth and Othello which have been delivered in 17,424 texts.
He reckons the remaining 15 works will take another few days to send – meaning his adversary’s phone will have been constantly beeping for nearly a full week.
Joseph said: “I’m going to keep doing it. If nothing else I’m sharing a little bit of culture with someone who probably doesn’t have much experience of it.
“I’m not a literary student, and I’m not an avid fan of Shakespeare but I’ve got a new appreciation you could say – especially for the long ones.”
Joseph bought the console and bundle of games by direct bank transfer – giving him no protection when the seller failed to send the goods or provide a refund.Post published in: World News