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French Company Offers Kidnapping Vacations 43

A French company is offering people the chance to get away from it all and be bound and gagged for a day. The company will abduct you without warning, and hold you prisoner for up to 10 hours. The kidnapping packages were among many unique vacations unveiled at the Tourism Futures conference in Brisbane.
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French Company Offers Kidnapping Vacations

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  • by drumcat ( 1659893 ) on Wednesday July 07, 2010 @11:55AM (#32827308)
    *mumblemumble* I ddnt rr drr thz pckg dmmt *gasp*
    • Oh, you're here early.

      • Also makes a great surprise gift for someone else... say, somebody you don't like and wish to harass.

        Or, depending on their speed and availability, they may be able to help you with the competition sitting next to you for the job you are applying for...

      • Some folks were moving. The thieves showed up with a moving van, and borrowed towels from the neighbors to swipe the furniture.

        The reference was that a mock kidnapping might be overtaken by a real one.

        One of us got whooshed.

  • "Guys! Guys, you've got to listen to me. I was snooping around online and i found it! It's going to change everything, i can't believe they've been able to cover it up for so lon-*gah!*" *screeching tires* "What the hell just happened?" On a more serious note i wonder what the logistics on that would be :P
  • by Kozz ( 7764 )

    I've heard that both Iran and North Korea already offer such vacations. With the luck of the draw, you might even benefit from the "presidential package" to secure your release. Very exciting, I'm sure.

  • Is the kidnapping done by attractive blonds in black leather teddies? 'Cause if it is, then I might be interested...
  • Ever see the movie the game? Or the man who knew too little? Sounds a little similar

    The Game: []

    The Man who knew too little: []
  • Is it as much fun if you know it's going to happen? I can't wait for the movie that plays off this idea with the protagonist expecting to be faux kidnapped but against all odds being kidnapped for real. My only other question is does this come with the option for a happy ending?
    • It reminds me a little of a movie I saw a while ago. I think it was called 'The Man Who Knew Too Little.' It was a little different, in that the guy was paying to play the role of a mobster (or maybe it was a spy) but ends up with actual gangsters. Kinda funny...

  • How long before this gets abused by someone maliciously having someone else kidnapped and held for 10 hours? I'm pretty sure there's some legal issues there...
    • Yeah, I'm guessing that they'll need to do something so they're absolutely sure they're getting the right person. Maybe if you need to go to a specific coffee shop wearing a pink carnation and order a cafe latte with whipped cream and a chocolate biscotti...

  • talks (Score:2, Funny)

    by gotem ( 678274 )
    do they then force you to hear presentations about buying a Part Time?
  • will they feel me up ?

  • Buy one for all your friends!
  • Hope the company is not sponsored by Mafia
  • Baby, I planned a trip to France just for you. I know how much you need to just get away from everything.
  • All fees and expenses will be paid through ransom-notes sent to your family, think of the joy when they receive the first notice of your impromptu vacation.
  • This plus identity theft is a very scary combination. It is probably pretty hard to explain you did not order such a vacation while bound and gagged, and then hard (emotionally) to dispute the charges on your statement of account.
  • Husbands (Score:3, Funny)

    by imunfair ( 877689 ) on Wednesday July 07, 2010 @04:08PM (#32830762) Homepage

    Most frequent use: kidnapping someone else

    Most frequent customers: husbands with talkative wives.

    Busiest day: Superbowl Sunday

Executive ability is deciding quickly and getting somebody else to do the work. -- John G. Pollard