Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Autopilot

My friend from Chapeltown in Leeds once told me how, as a child her whole family were asleep in the house one night, when the front door opened and an old drunk man staggered up the stairs and attempted to get into one of the beds. The family woke up and threw the man out.

It turned out that this man lived in their house 15 years ago and still carried the front door key on his bunch. Being an alcoholic he was used to stumbling home on autopilot.

Unfortunately that night, his memory played a trick on him...

2 comments:

potdoll said...

That's TOO WEIRD. And funny.

far away said...

Yes I'm sure a part of him thought (through the blur)'what the fork, I know I don't live here anymore - but at least it's near..' Ha!