Like so many people, I am a member of Facebook and belong to a number of local groups including one which is Good or Bad Jersey Businesses which people use to moan, or praise businesses locally. It is slightly strange but can, at times, be amusing.
A few weeks ago there was a thread started by a student in Boston, Mass, USA who said that he had belonged to the group for about four years, he had no idea how he got into the group but the few times he has tried to leave he seems to get added again so he stayed and lurked. He said that he wasn't sure where in the world we were but knows where not to have a car serviced!
He was immediately inundated with replies with people showing him where on the map we are situated. Then people were jokingly saying that he should go here, and there and then it got to you are just going to have to come here to see it for yourself. Then it took off, an hotelier said that if he made it over then they would provide free hotel accommodation, other businesses made offers of meals, beer and more. Then it got more serious and a crowd funding page was started by the hotelier to raise the money for the fares for this man and his girlfriend.
They have offers of jetskis, a dolphin watch boat trip, 'beauty' treatments, cakes, jam and chocolates, more meals, a rental car and much much more.
He has been featured in our local newspaper and today he was interviewed by ITV channel News so was on television here!
So for an innocent post on Facebook they have a free trip to Jersey in the Spring. You couldn't make it up.
Edited to add that the money was raised within less than two weeks.