After watching his young son eagerly rip the wrapping paper off his brand-new drone Christmas present, local father Tom Bridges has spent the last few hours playing with it, under the guise of ‘testing the controls’.
“You can never be too sure. If something’s defective, I want to make sure we take it back in tomorrow and exchange it for a better one” said Bridges, with a beer in one hand and the controller in the other.
“I’d hate to think that this gift could accidentally hurt someone! This isn’t just me hogging an awesome gift for the day!”
“It may have had his name on the box, but it’s clearly a family gift!”
Bridges’ actions today follow a clear pattern he has been on since he was young. Sources say he has 'taken over' gifts of kites, go-karts and game consoles over the years, and the people closest to him aren’t surprised he’s done it again.
“Par for the course, really,” said his brother, Frank.
“It took me about two weeks to even touch the go-kart, and that was only after he broke it”.
Sources indicate he was already eyeing up a VR headset for the next birthday on the calendar, regardless of whoever was due for it.
“Is it Mum, Aunt Mary or Frank up next? No matter, I’m sure they’ll be as blown away by it as I will be!”