It’s a prank- get it? He puts the stickers all over the ground then laughs when people try to pick them up. That’s the joke. It’s funny because the AirPods aren’t real. They’re fake. Kind of a strange way for a grown man to spend his time, but then again, that’s his content. He’s doing what he has to do to go viral. This is his career…
So who is this prankster? His name is Pablo Rachat and he’s an art director for himself. Here’s what he had to say about his wacky bit:
Source: If you’re one of the San Franciscans who’s been duped into leaning down to pick up what looks like a single AirPod on the sidewalk this week, then you’ll realize by now that you’ve been pranked. SF art director Pablo Rochat has been leaving life-sized AirPod stickers on the ground, and you were gullible enough to fall for it.
“I see people with AirPods all the time in San Francisco,” said Rochat. “I got a pair myself recently, and they’re an awkward shape so I drop them occasionally. I see my friends drop them, too. I thought it would be funny just to pretend like everyone’s dropping them.”Therefore, with the help of a high-resolution AirPod image, a printer and some sticker paper, Rochat’s diabolical plot came to life. He went out for lunch and started sticking the fake AirPods to the ground on Market Street.
“A couple of people got mad, which was funny because it was kind of harmless what I was doing,” said Rochat. “People get embarrassed that they were pranked, but joke’s on them.”