You wake up, go to work, and go to sleep. Most days, you don’t think about a rocket possibly hitting your home or running into a pack of coyotes. However, life is a roller coaster, and you might find yourself in a situation that will change your life. These brave people faced horrendous situations, but managed to overcome.
43. Chains Of Misery
I was working in an office one night when someone attempted to break in. I had shut and locked the door and put a desk in front of it. Being that I was on the 3rd floor, going out the window wasn’t an option, and I couldn’t have fit anyways. They bashed the door repeatedly, first breaking the lock (although thankfully not realizing it). I called 911 and was told to be patient (this was December with a blizzard happening). They then managed to break the bottom hinge and a minute later the upper hinge. At this point, the door is held shut by the desk and my body. Thankfully there was a wall across from the door that I could brace my foot against. They got the door opened about 2 inches for a second and I managed to get it shut and the desk readjusted. At this point I was tired of being told by the 911 operator to be patient and just started crying. Shortly thereafter the police showed up. The whole thing was only 15 minutes, but probably the scariest 15 minutes of my life. I later found out that the guy had a heavy chain and had every intention of beating me with it if he got in.