THOSE self-isolating will know the pain of running out of something – then shortly remembering that you can’t just nip out of the house to restock.
However, one woman has come up with a clever solution after finding herself without cigarettes – with TikTok users branding the idea “genius”.
In a funny post on the account @melissasolmaz, she can be seen lowering a plant pot from her upstairs window down to a table outside the pub below.
She instructs a group of blokes drinking pints to look at the message on top, which reads: “I’m self-isolating and ran out of cigarettes. Please may I have one?”
The men come to her rescue and send back up several cigarettes.
It has been watched more than 2.3 million times, and received over 284,000 ‘likes’.
I love when the great British public pull together
A follow-up video shows her lower the same plant pot down to two women walking on the street.
They can then be seen placing something inside.
When she lifts the pot back up, there’s rolling tobacco, cigarette papers and filters.
Captioning the clip, she wrote: “Could get used to this.”
FABULOUS BINGO: WIN A SHARE OF £250k FROM AS LITTLE AS 20p (18+T&Cs apply)
The social media user added: “Apparently this is hat people on Italy used to do.”
One person wrote: “I love when the great British public pull together.”
Another commented: “This is genius.”
What are the health risks of smoking?
- It can cause cancer
- It can damage your heart and blood circulation
- It can harm lungs
- It can worsen respiratory conditions
- It can cause impotence in men
- It can increase risk of miscarriage and stillbirth in women
A third shared: “Brit spirit hey.”
And a fourth added: “Aww this is so sweet.”
Meanwhile, a fifth joked: “British bonding in its prime.”
In other real life news, we told you about the “pingdemic” stockpilers who have spent £2,000 on food.
We also revealed how a woman started a business at 18 with just £25.
And an influencer has been trolled for posting a bikini picture.