A glamorous student who was bought a Vodka Coke on a night out was stunned to receive a text message weeks later asking for the £6.50 cost back. Abby Fenton, 18, was partying with friends in Sheffield when a ‘poorly dressed’ male approached her and offered to buy her a drink. She accepted his offer and the pair exchanged numbers before going their separate ways. Two weeks later she was gobsmacked to find a text from a mystery man asking for her to transfer money to his bank account. The message read:
‘Hi hope you don’t mind love, but can you transfer me back £6.50?’
After replying and asking who it was, he said:
‘Liam from the Viper Rooms a few weeks ago.’
‘I bought yer a drink? Can I have money back for it. Will give you sort code and account number. Thanks.’
Miss Fenton, who is going to study Bio-medicine at Leeds Beckett this month, was shocked by the stranger’s rudeness but decided to pay him anyway. The 18-year-old, who lives in Barnsley, said:
‘I was at the bar and about to get myself a drink when he came over and said “I’ll get that for you, you’re gorgeous and all that. I just said I wanted something with vodka in and then we must have swapped numbers before I walked off.’
‘At first I didn’t realise he got my number as he didn’t text me that night or the next day.’
‘I paid him back straight away even though I wasn’t going to at first as I thought it was so cheeky, but then I thought he might have needed it. He wasn’t my type really but I just thought that when you’re out, people buy you drinks!’
Miss Fenton said she could not remember much about Liam but recalled him not being dressed so well.
‘I always look at people’s shoes and I remember they were Primark shoes, so he might have needed it’, she added.
After showing the message to her friends they told her to share it on social media and it has since gone viral. Dale Chandler, events manager for Viper Rooms, said:
‘I just saw it on someone’s feed and we thought it was hilarious so we shared it. I think this shows our culture nowadays.’
‘We always see ask people ask for money back from buying drinks on the night if it doesn’t go their way, but never this.’
‘I’m just baffled that this time the guy wasn’t drunk and he texted two weeks later for it, it’s very funny.’
Pariss Robinson, 18, was partying with Miss Fenton on the night out. The Doncaster student said:
‘I can’t believe she paid it back! I do remember him being quite rude and saying to us both “I’d carrying on talking to you but I can’t be bothered” and he then asked for her number.’
Ladies, what would you do if this ever happens to you?