We’ve all had those nights out when you wake up to realise that we’ve spent just a little too much. You know the drill, you’re hungover as hell and feel like a rat may have died in your mouth. You roll over to check your phone and then, to your sheer horror, you remember. “Wait… How much did I spend last night again?”
As horrible as it is when you’ve overspent on vodka Redbulls, you seriously have nothing on this guy. Dexter Panashe, a Northumbria University student, planned on having just an ordinary night out on the town in Newcastle. 24 hours later, he had been on a round-trip all the way to Magaluf and back.
“I’m pleased I did it; I’m in a great place in my life just now. Maybe in a few days when I check my bank account I might feel differently, but right now I’d like to do it all over again,” he later told the Chronicle Live.
It all started one late Sunday night when Dexter went to a local pub with a group of friends. At about 3am (when most of us would be winding down), he decided it was time to take things to the next level. It was then that he started asking his mates if their fancied a shotgun holiday.
At 4am, he and a couple of his closest pals were heading home to grab their passports and, of course, their credit and debit cards. When they got back to the airport, they forked out £177 for a one-way ticket to Palma Airport in Spain.
By 1.30pm (on Monday) the three of them check into a triple hotel room for the grand sum of €55. They soon head off to the pool and get their tan on. It’s just a couple of hours later when Dexter remembers the one thing he’s been forgetting – he had an ‘important’ presentation due tomorrow morning in Newcastle.
So, at around 6pm, the group head back to Palma Airport, hoping that they can get a last minute flight back. Sadly, it was not to be – there were no flights to Newcastle that day. Dexter had no choice but to get the only flight to the UK and ended up in Manchester. From there, he paid £260 to get a cab back to Newcastle. Phew. And, yes, he did make it back in time for his lecture.