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:
Tried: coat hanger, nail file, credit card, kicking the door down. (Very well made door! Bravo French construction!) Any other bright ideas?— Claire Berlinski (@ClaireBerlinski) June 25, 2014
Apparently, the door was considerably more well-made then the handle. Probably outsourced to some Italians.
Happily, I'm on the side of the door with the bathroom and the Internet (although not the phone, screwdrivers or 4D40.) I could last days.— Claire Berlinski (@ClaireBerlinski) June 25, 2014
This here is what the problem looks like. pic.twitter.com/8ocscidruo— Claire Berlinski (@ClaireBerlinski) June 25, 2014
I'm not terribly unhappy about the situation. I reckon it'll get sorted in due time, and meanwhile I've got lots to read.— Claire Berlinski (@ClaireBerlinski) June 25, 2014
Insanity has yet to set in. This, however, is only the beginning.