You have a lot of time to think about strange things when you’re down with the flu. Well, I do at least.
One of the things I wondered about for some reason was where the world of foolishness would wander off and call for help from after the corn maze and the apple orchard. As it happens, it didn’t take me long to find out.
We begin in Sweden with help, my friend and I are stuck in a shopping cart.
Emergency services in the small tourist town of Ed, in western Sweden, said they were surprised when they received a call Saturday night from two girls asking for help getting out of a shopping cart, The Local reported Monday.
“I presume they found it quite embarrassing,” Joakim Nystedt at the Ed emergency services told The Local.
The teens said were in a remote area of town when they spotted the shopping cart and decided to climb inside. Unfortunately, they soon discovered that they were wedged in so tight they couldn’t get enough leverage to get out.
They were stuck in the cart for about an hour before help arrived.
“They were sitting next to each other down in the cart, one in the front and one in the back. There wasn’t much space left,” Nystedt said.
But wait, we’re not done. We’re now heading back to the United States to bring you I climbed into a baby swing at the park to win a bet with my friends and they left me here.
An unidentified 21-year-old man allegedly made a $100 bet with his friends that he could fit in a child’s swing at Blue Rock Springs Park, police said.
After lubing himself with liquid laundry detergent, he shimmied into the swing and its two leg holes at about 9 p.m. Friday, said Mark Libby, spokesman for the Vallejo Fire Department.
He promptly became stuck, and further swelling and circulation issues made it impossible for him to get out on his own, said Vallejo police Sgt. Jeff Bassett.
And then his friends left him.
It wasn’t until a groundskeeper heard him screaming for help at about 6 a.m. the next morning — nine hours later — that authorities came to free him.
The fire department was called and the man was transported to the hospital…still stuck in the swing, which had been cut down from its pole. Once there, they used a cast cutter to finally free him. His injuries are said to be non-life threatening…the physical ones, anyhow.