BRANDON, Miss. — A Mississippi man live-tweeted his hilarious punishment for coming in last in his fantasy football league: Spending 24 hours at a Waffle House.
Lee Sanderlin began to document his epic WaHo marathon Thursday around 4 p.m. on Twitter. Sanderlin camped out at the Brandon, Mississippi, location of the Atlanta-based chain.
The rules were simple: For every waffle that Sanderlin ate, an hour would be knocked off of his punishment.
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Sanderlin’s stunt is similar to one pulled off by a metro Atlanta man who camped out at a WaHo in Chamblee in January after losing in his own fantasy football league.
“I got some books, some magazines and some podcasts,” Sanderlin wrote. “And two waffles to start.”
Sanderlin starts off optimistic, but things quickly go downhill.
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“Already my stomach is rumbling,” Sanderlin tweets about an hour in. “This is going to be a long one.”
And then just over an hour into it:
“Two more waffles and one human who is dead on the inside,” Sanderlin tweets.
Sanderlin entertains himself at one point by watching two kids pick songs on the jukebox.
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“Now it’s it’s Hotel California,” Sanderlin writes. “I can check out any time I want, but I can never leave (yes I can in 17 hours.”
By four hours in, Sanderlin has consumed a whopping six waffles and is beginning to regret it.
“Y’all they’re going down like cement now, and the heart is beating real heavy-like,” Sanderlin writes. “I’m the only non-employee in here. Got half of waffle 6 left and so many hours.”
Sanderlin goes on to document the WaHo’s musical selections, his conversations with staff and his gastrointestinal distress. He tries for hours to finish eating a waffle. He threatens to vomit.
The live tweet quickly gained a massive following and gained more than 100,00 likes on the first post alone.
Some people even showed up at the Waffle House to offer Sanderlin Rolaids to help with his upset stomach.
By sunrise, Sanderlin has eaten nine waffles and spent 15 hours at what he dubs his “waffle home.”
It’s an experience he likely won’t repeat.
“The sun is rising, it’s a new day and I’m never eating waffles again,” he wrote. “That’s 9 waffles and 15 hours in this restaurant. S/o to the staff for letting me hang out on a slow night (I tipped them well don’t worry). This was horrible and I recommend no one ever do this.”
He ended the live tweet by posted one final, victorious image of the Waffle House in the sunlight.
He even got a response from Waffle House, which followed Sanderlin’s quest.
“Sounds like someone WON his fantasy football league, not lost,” the chain wrote on Twitter.
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