Sunday, October 19, 2014

Locked Inside Waterstone's Book Store

A long time ago, when I was still a teenager, I remember watching a movie about a young couple who got locked inside a Target for the night.

Keep in mind, I had no idea what a Target was at the time; they had yet to enter my world, but even then idea sounded pretty awesome.  

After three years without a Target (yes, it's hard to believe but I haven't been home to America in 3 years), I'd love an uninterrupted night alone with just me and my best friend Target, preferably just after they've labeled everything with those fabulous red clearance stickers I've grown to love.

Sigh....a girl can dream, can't she?

This is what I thought of today when I came across this story:

It's about an American man named David Willis who was trapped inside a Waterstones bookstore for 2 hours in London after they closed and locked the doors for the night without realizing he was still inside.  Employees of the bookstore discovered he had been locked inside only after he posted pictures from inside the store and then tweeted for help!

The funny thing is, we went to that very bookstore, at that very London location, when we were in London back in the spring.  Our family was in bookstore HEAVEN!

Jackson and Delilah loved when I read to them from Pippi Longstocking

Keep in mind, we live in a country where English is rarely spoken and there certainly aren't any English bookstores locally.  

Delilah and Jackson kept running up to us screaming, "The books are in ENGLISH!"

We spent close to £300 on books that day and had to pay extra at the airport just to bring it all home.  

But it was so worth it. Maybe we'll get locked inside one day...