Trapped in the (Water) Closet
Oh dear, what can the matter be? Well, 2013 was a bumper year for rescuing people locked in the lavatory. According to a Freedom of Information request, 1,132 people were saved from the bog by the fire brigade last year.
One embarrassed man had to be rescued after he locked himself in a ladies toilet in Guildford. (HMMMM.) But the best one was a woman who found herself wedged between the toilet and the wall in a club in Cardiff. (Well, after 25 Blue WKDs, it can happen to any of us. Or...not.)
‘It was a bit comic at the time because she was a bit tipsy and laughing.’ Said one of the beleaguered fireman who was at the scene.
‘We just unbolted the toilet which gave her and us space to help her up. Thankfully she wasn’t injured. Most of our calls to bathrooms are children who have shut the door, locked the door and couldn’t open the door - and a panicking mum calls us out. We would either put a ladder through the window or put a foot through the door.’
People in London are most likely to lock themselves in the toilet, with 395 distress calls in 2013.
We're not very bright, really, are we?