[Ed. – “Revenge should have no bounds” – W. Shakespeare]
A graphic designer who was ripped off by an internet seller got his revenge by texting him the entire works of Shakespeare.
Edd Joseph, 24, was furious when he bought a PS3 games console on Gumtree 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 his nemesis – all 30,000 words.
Mr Joseph discovered he can simply 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 Mr 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.
Mr Joseph said: “I was really annoyed and I was trying to think of ways of being more in the position of power because I felt so helpless about it.