It goes like this: Woman leaves a note beckoning a stranger to come in. There's a trail of red rose petals scattered on the floor, leading said visitor through the home. Past the kitchen, past the bathroom and straight to a closed door.
The stranger opens the door and finds...a broken water heater.
Though it reads like a bad porno or romance novel (up until the busted appliance, that is), this was exactly the scenario Redditor cassiebear professes to have brought to life for an unsuspecting gas service repair person. We all know what it's like to have a repair job rescheduled to a time when you have to be at work, along with the attendant paranoia of whether or not the person will show up, or if they'll lock up after they are done. And, we suppose, tricking a repair person into thinking that you are seducing them is one way to make sure the job gets accomplished.
Or, at the very least, it's a great prank.
Photos by cassiebear
The twist we'd like to see here is that she was really in love with the repair guy, who, inspired by the creativity displayed here, sweeps her off her feet and they go off into the sunset to live happily ever after.
With a working water heater.
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