Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Stormy Night

A Dublin University student was on the side of the road hitch hiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm. The storm was so strong he could hardly see in front of him. 

Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stopped. John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door...only to realise there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on.

The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road ahead and saw a bend approaching. Then, just before the car reached the bend, a hand appeared out of nowhere through the window and turned the wheel. John was paralysed with terror, but the hand never touched or harmed him.

Shortly thereafter John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road, so, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to it. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience. A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realised he was crying and wasn't drunk.

Suddenly, the door opened, and two other people walked in from the dark and stormy night. They, like John, were also soaked and out of breath. Looking around, and seeing John Bradford sobbing at the bar, one said to the other...'Look Paddy, there's that idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it!'

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