Tradie pulls the perfect sickie on Melbourne Cup day by faking rain while on the phone to his boss
- TikTok video shows two tradies working in unison looking to ‘earn’ an early mark
- In the clip tradesman phones his boss to say he can’t work anymore due to rain
- It wasn’t raining in Sydney on Tuesday, the pair just yearning to finish at lunch
- At 3pm, the Melbourne Cup will be run and won over 3200 metres at Flemington
A cunning tradie has looked to pull off the ultimate sickie to ensure he can enjoy himself with his mates at this year’s Melbourne Cup.
Tradesman Luca, known as Daddywingzy to his 60,000 TikTok followers, uploaded a clip on Tuesday morning showing how his colleague was ‘forced’ to down the tools on Cup day.
Luca filmed as a mate called his boss to state he had to leave the job site in Sydney as he was getting ‘drenched’ by rain, despite not a drop falling from the sky.
To assist the cheeky process Luca could be seen holding a hose above his colleague’s head during the FaceTime call, to make it appear as though it was raining.
‘It’s p***ing down here today mate. I’m getting soaked brother, I don’t work in the rain mate,’ the other man can be heard stating in the hilarious clip.
The clip uploaded by TikTok user daddywingzy, where a pair of Sydney tradies combined to try and knock off work before the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday
The TikTok account of daddywingzy has plenty of admirers, with over 60,000 followers on social media
‘See ya later brother, I’m going home.’
In the video caption, Luca told his 60,000 followers ‘it was only sprinkling and they had to enhance it’.
The clip has been viewed 27,600 times, with a number leaving comments about how impressed they were by the stunt.
One said he would look to use the same trick for future Melbourne Cups.
‘That’s going straight to my pocket mate,’ he wrote.
It remains unknown if the cheeky stunt earned the tradies the afternoon off ahead of the Melbourne Cup (pictured, TikTok sensation Luca at Bondi Beach in Sydney’s east)
It remains unknown if the lads were successful in pulling off the orchestrated early knock off.
The Melbourne Cup, run over 3200 metres, saw New Zealand hope Verry Elleegant come through with the win.
The mare’s owners will pocket a cool $4.4million in prizemoney.