Locked In

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Checking my emails this morning and among the many of the spam and nonsense ones, a particular subject line caught my eye. Are you still interested in these giant Grannie knickers? It was from one of the big players, Amazon or eBay so my sense of curiosity was immediately raised. I know most people will say, ‘Oh yeah, pull the other one…’, but honestly, I have never looked online for a giant pair of Grannie knickers. Why on earth would I want to? They were big enough to make curtains for the whole house!

New Door

Talking of house, it did remind me of a funny incident when, pre-covid, we went shopping for a new front door. One of those composite, heavy-duty things that are almost impossible to break into. We had used the company before, they had fitted double glazing for us and their shop wasn’t too far away. I have to try and be descriptive here with how the shop was laid out being as it sold windows and doors. Imagine the window at the front, a large plate glass affair and a row of about 6 doors were fitted next to each other. The idea is so the salesman could demonstrate any one of the doors to any interested customer.

The Lock

So, in we go and the layout of the shop inside is such that there is a passageway down to the back of the premises where a salesperson sits dealing with customers and paperwork, well away from the main shop. A nice chap greeted us and demonstrated all of the doors for us, showed us various colours and explained in detail how the locks work. Once you shut the door, if you haven’t got a key, then no way, even with the help of Superman will you regain entry. All sounds very nice and so we decided there and then to buy the nice red double glazed door.

Sometimes….. I am a fool!!!

Locked In

We had to go to the back of the shop to sign the necessary paperwork and leave a deposit etc. On the way out, I said to wifey that I’m going to have one more look at the door which we had purchased, but she needed to get to the chemists a few doors down. Off she went, leaving me to my own devices, which is never a good thing. Opening the door, I stepped through into the shop window part and pulled the door shut as I was interested in how this lock worked. Oh my oh my!! I was stuck in the shop window and there was no way I could get out. I banged on the doors, but the salesman couldn’t hear me as he was down the back of the premises!

I Am A Fool At Times

By now, my frantic banging had drawn a small crowd of onlookers outside the window, all laughing, pointing at me and laughing. I have never been so embarrassed in my life. I tried gesturing to them to come into the shop and let the salesman know, but it was obviously more fun for them to watch me than to let me out. What seemed like an eternity, wifey turned up, saw the commotion outside the shop and came in to get me released. The salesman said it wasn’t the first time that someone had done what I had done. I sloped off wanting the earth to open beneath me. Outside, the crowd of onlookers were still there and fair play to them, they gave me a round of applause. I have never told anyone about this story until now, I hope you can understand why.

Something Different

Because of lockdown conditions that we are all facing now, I’ve been trying to find some good old fashioned comedy to cheer me up. I came across this clip on Youtube, great fun, no smut or innuendos, just very funny. I hope you can enjoy it too. Thank you and have a nice day.

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91 Comments
  • Msdedeng
    February 4, 2021

    Lol ๐Ÿ™‚

  • astrorientamenti
    February 4, 2021

    It must have been fun to be outside the shop
    and see someone desperate who wants to go out ๐Ÿ™‚
    Maybe not for you!
    Thanks for your story
    ๐Ÿ™‚ I wish you a good evening

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Pied Type
    February 4, 2021

    Such a funny story! Good thing your wife came back or you might still be in that shop window.

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you, Piedtype and yes, I think you’re right. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • John
    February 4, 2021

    Sorry, I’d be laughing too from outside but I would try to get you out of lockup! Grannie was a big gal, aye? ????????????

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      It seems she was a big Grannie, John. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Roadtirement
    February 4, 2021

    I have to admit that I was chuckling at your description of the locked in episode. I also admire your bravery at posting the details.

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you. I’ve gone past caring now with lockdown. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Invisibly Me
    February 4, 2021

    Oh Trev, what I would have paid to see you in that shop window! ????????????

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you, Caz. I see the funny side of it now, but it was embarrassing at the time. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • luisa zambrotta
    February 4, 2021

    What an experience!!!

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you, Luisa and yes, it was. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Raven
    February 4, 2021

    Curtains for the whole street from what I remember of my granny’s washing line – they were humongous

    Brilliant write

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you, Jez. Lol. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    February 4, 2021

    Saved by wifey! I can imagine you having to sleep in the shop window ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you, Rosaliene, it would have come to that if I hadn’t have been saved. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Peter's pondering
    February 4, 2021

    Great post Trev. Loved the video of good old humour. No swearing or smut required!

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you, Peter. Yes, it’s great fun. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • anotherdaywithjulie
    February 4, 2021

    Hillarious as always!

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you, Julie. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • susiesopinions
    February 4, 2021

    I would have done a song and dance routine, and maybe a talent scout would have picked me up. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      I was too busy panicking, Susie. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • June Lorraine Roberts
    February 4, 2021

    Sorry Trevor, laughed like crazy at your predicament!

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you, June. Join the club, I think most people have had a good laugh. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • SueW
    February 4, 2021

    Oh, Trev. the locked door episode was absolutely hilarious.I wish Iโ€™d been there. And thank you so much for the reminder of three of the greats. ????

    • Trev
      February 4, 2021

      Thank you, Sue. I’m pleased now that it happened as it seems to have given a few people a good laugh, which is what we all need right now. Yes, the greats were wonderful. Thank you, Sue. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Yetismith
    February 4, 2021

    That’s very funny. When you described the storefront, I guessed what was coming. So inevitable! You’d think the store would have kept the door unlocked if someone had done it before.

    • Trev
      February 5, 2021

      Thank you, Yeti. I have a feeling the store owner kind of enjoyed seeing people get stuck. At least it demonstrated that the locks worked. ????

  • Anonymous
    February 5, 2021

    I also get strange offers from Amazon, and some of them result in more than a bit of wonderment about how their algorithm decided to offer that particular piece of absurdity. Thanks so much for the comedy link. I’d never seen that particular comedy team before and I howled with laughter watching.
    I’ve seen stores with long rows of doors also, but always inside the store so you can’t get locked out that way. Are you sure that they don’t use folks like you as an incidental advert?

    • Trev
      February 5, 2021

      Thank you. You could be right about the incidental advert. ????

  • Herb
    February 5, 2021

    Well, it’s good to know there are others out there with luck like mine. Enjoyed the Box Sketch as well. Why can’t they perform that way anymore?

    • Trev
      February 5, 2021

      Thanks Herb. Iโ€™m sure someone could perform it, but comedy these days seem so different. ????

  • Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    February 5, 2021

    Loved this post, Trev! Very amusing story of your being stuck in the show window! <3 Enjoy your weekend!

    • Trev
      February 5, 2021

      Thank you, Cheryl. Happy Weekend to you too. ????

  • librepaley
    February 5, 2021

    Hilarious, sounds like you pulled it off with style.

    • Trev
      February 5, 2021

      Thank you. I was happy to get away from the place. ????

  • Tony
    February 5, 2021

    One of my all time favourite pieces of comedy

    • Trev
      February 5, 2021

      Thank you, Tony, itโ€™s great fun. ????

  • Klausbernd
    February 5, 2021

    Really funny! LOL, thank you ???? ????
    All the best.
    Stay healthy and happy
    The Fab Four of Cley
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      February 5, 2021

      Thank you, Klaus. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Don't Lose Hope
    February 5, 2021

    I love your story about the Grannie Knickers!

    • Trev
      February 5, 2021

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Going Batty in Wales
    February 6, 2021

    Lovely story Trev – classic really! Just think how much entertainment you gave the onlookers. But I also nderstand how embarrassing it was. I hope you have left a spare key to your new door with one of the neighbours just in case!

    • Trev
      February 6, 2021

      Thank you. Yes, the first thing we did was leave a spare key with the neighbours. It’s all good fun in the end, even if it was embarrassing at the time. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Amanda
    February 6, 2021

    What a riot Trev. I can just imagine Debbie coming back and laughing at your predicament.

    • Trev
      February 10, 2021

      Indeed she did, Amanda, somewhat embarrassed ????

  • Lisa Orchard
    February 7, 2021

    I’m glad to hear that I’m not the only one who does things like this. I locked myself out of my house once, and I was in my pajamas. I had to call a locksmith. Thank goodness I had my phone with me!

    • Trev
      February 10, 2021

      Lol, Iโ€™ve not done that yet, Lisa. ????

  • jimflanigan
    February 8, 2021

    Yes. Yes I am very much interested in giant Grannie knickers. I look forward to future posts with more details. ????

    • Trev
      February 10, 2021

      Lol, it wasnโ€™t me, honestly Jim ????

  • Judith Barrow
    February 8, 2021

    Still laughing, Trev.

    • Trev
      February 10, 2021

      Thank you, Judith, glad it gave you a laugh. ????

  • Liz Gauffreau
    February 8, 2021

    Not to laugh at the hapless, but this was hilarious!!

    • Trev
      February 10, 2021

      Thank you, Liz, glad you enjoyed it ????

  • OIKOSโ„ข-Editorial
    February 9, 2021

    Thank you for this funny Tuesday-starter. :-)) Michael

    • Trev
      February 10, 2021

      Youโ€™re welcome, thank you ????

  • Dave Kingsbury
    February 10, 2021

    Sounds like your 15 minutes of fame, Trev, thanks for the amusing story and entertaining comedy clip.

    • Trev
      February 11, 2021

      Thank you, Dave.????

  • Americaoncoffee
    February 11, 2021

    LOL! Occurrences have meanings.????

    • Trev
      February 12, 2021

      I’m sure they do. Thank you, ๐Ÿ˜€

  • ESTATE UN RATO
    February 12, 2021

    Nice and funny story, luck that everything went well! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Regards,
    Tony

    • Trev
      February 14, 2021

      Thank you, Tony ????

  • Klausbernd
    February 16, 2021

    Entertaining stories. Aren’t we all fools sometimes – othewise life would be boring.
    Thanks for sharing.
    All the best
    The Fab Four of Cley
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      February 16, 2021

      Thank you, Klaus ????

  • singhpiyush6089
    February 16, 2021

    Lol…thank you for sharing this incident..enjoyed reading it…

    • Trev
      February 17, 2021

      Thank you ????

  • mitchteemley
    February 19, 2021

    Ah, Trev, how perfectly Peter Sellers of you (i.e. Inspector Clouseau). Pretty sure I’d have done the same thing.

    • Trev
      February 20, 2021

      Thank you, Mitch ????

  • rajanisingh885721172
    February 19, 2021

    Nice blog

  • Klausbernd
    February 23, 2021

    What a funny day or better funny perspective on this day. Well done, we loved it to read.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a happy week
    The Fab Four of Cley
    ???? ???? ???? ????

    • Johnny Jones
      February 23, 2021

      Hi Trev
      That was very funny to read, but a shame that it was you that played the part! This would make a very funny short film, but I guess you have already thought of this?!
      Great post all the same.
      JJ

      • Trev
        February 28, 2021

        Thank you, Johnny ????

    • Trev
      February 28, 2021

      Thank you, Klaus ????

  • Change Therapy
    February 25, 2021

    I could imagine this scene from a Mr. Bean show! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      February 28, 2021

      Thank you ????

  • lifelessons
    February 26, 2021

    I am lying in bed at 5:45 in the morning absolutely howling over your story. There could not have been a better demonstration of the excellence of their door security!!! I need to reblog this but so far can’t find the reblog button. Hilarious.

    • Trev
      February 28, 2021

      Thank you, Judy. Thank you for sharing too, even though thereโ€™s no reblog button. Glad you enjoyed it. ????

  • rozinaspersiankitchen
    February 26, 2021

    What a nice and funny story. ????โœจโœจ

    • Trev
      February 28, 2021

      Thank you ????

  • Don't Lose Hope
    March 3, 2021

    Your posts are so original and amusing ????

    • Trev
      March 3, 2021

      Thank you ????

  • bekitschig
    March 3, 2021

    Oh no! That must’ve been a feeling … As for the crowd, this is what the German word Schadenfreude was made for!

    • Trev
      March 3, 2021

      Thank you ????

  • Kally
    March 3, 2021

    I think this is awesome!

    • Trev
      March 3, 2021

      Thank you, Kally ????

  • lorriebowden
    March 14, 2021

    I’m sorry…but I was laughing so hard!! It totally sounds like something I would do…so I know how you felt! Hope all is well…stay well!

    • Trev
      March 14, 2021

      Thank you, Lorrie. Don’t be sorry, I’m glad that it gave you a good laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Leland Olson Hoel
    March 16, 2021

    Thank you for being. It sounds like you are still well. One good thing about this virus. We all know what it is like to be in the slammer!

    • Trev
      March 16, 2021

      Thank you, Leland. It’s good to hear from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Finding Subjects Podcast
    March 22, 2021

    Great stuff!!!
    Tony

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