Innocence is a great virtue but our man here just took it to a whole new uncomfortable level. Joe Craig was walking his dog one night when he heard a woman screaming from inside a car. His first instinct was to save her. He walked towards the car and opened its boot. What he saw, he will never be able to unsee. He tweeted the whole incident in a series of uproarious tweets that are making the whole internet laugh. This has got to be the most hilariously embarrassing, awkward and uncomfortable stories of all times.
I was walking my dog round East Finchley, late, two nights ago. Chasing foxes, that kind of thing. And I heard a noise.
I heard muffled screaming & saw the boot of a car rattling. Oh no, I thought – someone’s trapped in the boot!
Couldn’t see inside the car cos it was dark but as I got closer I was sure that there were screams coming from the boot. Urgent screams.
My rushed up to the car, pulling my dog with me. The whole car was rattling. “I have to set this person free!” I thought. BUT…
I have to do it quickly in case the person who’s trapped them comes back. This is DANGEROUS but I am A HERO. My dog is too. Both heroes.
They’d put the back seats down & were lying the full length of the car, heads in the boot.
The woman was clinging on to the boot, rattling it while she screamed. For very different reasons than the ones I had assumed from outside.
I’ll tell you what I said. I said: “Oh, I’m terribly sorry. I thought you were trapped. Like a hostage. Because of the screaming and…
…the rattling. But I see now you don’t need my help. Either of you. And that this is the good kind of screaming. Sorry. Do carry on.”
So before I could close the boot, Harpo (my dog) did what he’s been trained to do when someone opens the boot of a hatchback.
Obviously I can’t undo Harpo’s training, so I said, “Good boy.”
Which I think gave the wrong impression.
After that I made a swift exit. I remembered to take the dog with me. I didn’t wait around to hear more screaming & rattling.
Had a good laugh? Okay, time to get back to work, because I also need to!
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