The Drunk Roommate.
Waking up in the middle of the night can be annoying. Waking up completely alert can be alarming! This Reddit user isn’t complaining about losing sleep.
“Woke up in the middle of the night and was oddly 100% alert (no grogginess). I sensed something was off and instantly smelled gas. My bedroom in this house had two doors with one of them leading to the kitchen, so I hop out of bed and fling that door open.
That’s when the gas smell became almost unbearable but I ran to the gas oven and flung it open to see a black disc closely resembling what was once a frozen pizza. I turned off the oven and peered into the living room and that’s where I saw my drunkenly passed out and naked roommate. After opening all the windows and kitchen door, I tried to wake his snoring self up but no success.
The living room didn’t smell at all so I figured he’d be safe for the night and just went back to bed. I still find odd comfort with how quick I reacted to what could have been a very bad situation.”
“I still remember the license plate after over 20 years”
What if being observant could save a life? Thanks to one person noticing something was not quite right, a girl was set free.
“When I was a teenager, I pulled up to a gas station and saw a 15 or 16-year-old girl get into a gold colored Oldsmobile with two middle aged men. She got in willingly but the scene made me really uncomfortable so I memorized the license plate.
Later that day, I went back to the same place and saw a brand new “missing” persons poster with her picture. I called the police with the info I had. The car was pulled over two states away and she was reunited with her parents less than 24 hours after the ordeal began. I still remember that license plate after over 20 years.”
A Sketchy Car Wash
How many pit stops do you make on a road trip? Add a kid to the car and the amount of stops can double, even triple! Where to stop is always a question. Of course, you want to make it fast, somewhere you can just stop do your business and then get right back on the road. Then there is the issue of safety. Some places may seem perfectly safe at the time. This Reddit user is thinking twice about this location.
“I was on a road trip with my son, who was about 12 at the time. It’s about 2am and he needs to pee. We are past all rest stops, the city we are driving through has very few 24 hour stores, and I don’t want to stop on the side of the road at that hour.
I pull into a very well lit car wash. Hey, it made sense at the time. Anyway, we are in a stall and he is peeing down the drain, and another car pulls into the car wash and begins to “cruise us” for lack of a better term. I use my, “Get in the car now because I said so,” voice and we leave. I hear the next day on the news that a drug bust at that car wash turned violent. Apparently, that car wash was known for drug activity.”
The Front Door
Have you ever woke up during the night and knew something was not right? Even though there were no obvious signs of danger? This experience is a perfect example of trusting your gut.
“One night I woke up and my house was completely quiet. But I just had this weird feeling so I went down stairs to my front door. That’s when I saw a drugged out man staring through the front door.”