Apparently, this is a thing that can happen.

Claire Berlinski is an "American novelist, freelance journalist, travel writer and biographer" currently living in Paris, France. That sounds very romantic, in an Ernest Hemingway-Gertrude Stein kind of way, doesn't it? 


A couple days ago, she got trapped in her bedroom when her pet cats (one of which can be seen here  on her website's biography page) somehow or other "knocked the handle off [her] bedroom door," leaving her unable to escape for several hours. That's decidedly less romantic, in a your crazy aunt to whom things are always happening kind of way.

Luckily, Ms. Berlinski had the Internet, so she was able to document the whole frustrating ordeal in 140-characters-or-less chunks. The results were brilliant:

Apparently, the door was considerably more well-made then the handle. Probably outsourced to some Italians.

Insanity has yet to set in. This, however, is only the beginning.

Sources: Claire Berlinski | h/t The Daily Dot