The words “I’m sorry”, followed by “I love you” were written across the Brisbane sky just after lunchtime on April 27. Photo: Michael Coombes/Twitter
It’s the question all of Brisbane wants answered: What on earth did he do to need to apologise in the sky?
Just after lunchtime on Monday, a skywriter plastered the words “I’m sorry”, followed by “I love you”, with the love signified by a heart, and two crosses for kisses, across the sky over the city.
Pictures of the airborne apology splashed across social media within minutes, with rumours flying about what somebody could have possibly done to warrant a gesture way that went beyond a bunch of flowers or make-up dinner.
The apology, as seen from the CBD.
The apology, as seen from the CBD. Photo: Daniela Sunde-Brown
The $4000 contrail confessional was carried out by Rob Vance of Skywriting Services Australia, based on the Gold Coast.
Mr Vance began the mercurial mea culpa at 12.58pm and finished it at 1.10pm.
“For us the words are back to front and upside down,” he said of the skywriting procedure.
“We’re working in three dimensions and can’t see what we’re doing, so it’s a bit tricky.”
Mr Vance said for now he could only confirm the person behind the apology was a man and an “interesting guy”.
But the man who requested it didn’t appear to be frantically lovelorn, he said.
“No, he was calm, cool and collected,” Mr Vance said.
While you can’t put a price on love, Mr Vance said the service usually charged $3990 for up to 10 letters or characters.
Interestingly, it’s not the first time Mr Vance has made a profit from someone screwing up.
“It’s usually along the same lines – someone saying sorry and that’s basically it,” he said.
“‘I’m sorry Barbara’ or something like that.”
The author and recipient of Monday’s message remain a mystery.
Mr Vance said he would check with his client to see if he could share the story behind the soaring sorry note.
“I’m sorry” appears over Brisbane. Photo: Amy Remeikis