WUHAN, CHINA — A Chinese man has been arrested after chucking some coins before boarding a plane for a little bit of luck.
According to the Chutian Metropolis Daily, the boneheaded incident happened on April 2 at the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport.
Apparently a 31-year-old man, surnamed Xia, was traveling with his wife and 4-month-old daughter.
Looks like his genius mother-in-law told him to throw coins at the plane while boarding for a safe and smooth journey.
What's even funnier, when Xia got to the airport, he realized he only had one coin, so Einstein actually went to a shop to get even more change.
Xia figured that if he chucked the coins in the terminal, he wouldn't be maximizing his good luck, so he waited until he was on the jetway to bless the plane.
Xia then had the good fortune to get detained for 10 days, while his wife and kid flew to Urumqi without him.
This is at least the sixth time this type of idiocy has happened in China over the last two years—and thank god it won't be the last.
At this point, Chinese airlines should just start leaving a big old container of coins for the passengers before each flight. Think of all that good luck.