Teen Sneaks Off On First Lads' Holiday To Magaluf Behind Mum's Back
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A crafty teen snuck off on a lads holiday to Magaluf after his protective mum banned him from going - and only admitted his whereabouts with a cheeky plane selfie.
Keiran Lindsay had booked the trip just four days before his eight pals were due to jet off.
After covertly packing and stashing a suitcase at a mate's house days earlier, Keiran jumped into a cab to Glasgow Airport pretending to his mum Claire Braithwaite that he was tucked up in bed.
The 18-year-old only revealed he was heading off on his first lads' holiday to his 42-year-old mum while sat on the runway.
Electrician Keiran snapped a group selfie and sent it along with a cheeky text that read 'do you really think I'd miss Maga with the boys?'
When Keiran landed at Palma Airport in Palma, Mallorca, four hours later, he faced a barrage of irate texts and missed calls from furious NHS nurse Claire branding him an 'immature f***ing idiot'.
Despite infuriating his mum and being forced to take FaceTime calls several times a day, Keiran described his week-long trip to the party resort as 'the best week of my life'.
Keiran, from Saltcoats, Scotland, said: "My mates were saying not to text her [my mum] until the plane was about to leave in case she phoned security or something.
"I got on the plane and the doors had literally just shut, so I thought 'f*** it there's no way she can stop me now', so I got a picture of me and my pals and sent it to her.
"I turned my phone off aeroplane mode in the airport and I had 500 notifications, 30 missed calls and those angry texts.
"She FaceTimed me, so I answered it and she was crying, but I didn't feel bad one bit. I knew I'd be fine and I just said that there's nothing she could do, it was out of her hands.
"She phoned and texted me every day, and at the start it was like phone calls every ten minutes, but as each day went by she kind of calmed down a bit."
Cheeky Keiran shared his plane selfie and the fuming flurry of texts in a throwback post on social media from last June, lamenting how times had changed during the Covid-19 lockdown.
Keiran said: "I'd been working at my mum for ages to let me go, but she wasn't letting me so I was gutted. I'd kind of given up on myself thinking 'oh well, I'm not going away next week', but the boys at work just said 'go and book it, you're going to regret it if you don't go'."
Daring Keiran's escape plan was nearly foiled when mum Claire texted him while en-route to the airport asking where he was, so he mocked up a picture of himself 'asleep' in the back of the cab.
Keiran said: "She'd texted me at 3.30am asking where I was and I said I was at my pal's house and we were about to go to bed. She asked me to prove it, so I was like 's*** what do I do'?
"I took one of the boy's hoodies and laid it against the window and kind of used it as bedding. I've no idea how I got away with that, but I did. When I got home [from holiday] she was in, and she saw me coming in.
"I was kind of laughing and she was pretending to be angry, but I think she found it a wee bit funny herself."