We Didn't Stop the Fire

Story Sent in by Cat:

I had been dating Ben for a few weeks when he took me to his old high school to show me around. It was on a weekend but there were some sports and other activities going on, so it was pretty lively for a Saturday.

He took me to a third-floor stairwell where nobody was, kissed me, and said, "And now the grand exit!"

He went over to a fire extinguisher behind an in-case-of-emergency-break glass. He hit the glass with his elbow. It didn't shatter.

"What are you doing?" I hissed, but he wasn't paying attention to me.

He slammed at it again and again. Then he noticed a metal bar that was hanging from the case, there for the purpose of shattering the glass. He grabbed it and hit at the glass over and over. It didn't shatter at all. Either the glass was too strong or he was really too weak.

He roared at it, kicked at the wall, and ran downstairs, not waiting up for me.

I had no idea what he had planned to do, but I never saw him after that day.


  1. Ben was embarrassed because he couldn't break the glass. Lurking around ones old high school trying to impress some chick with pulling the fire alarm is an alarm all right. An alarm for op. Actually it probably was good for Ben that he failed to break the glass or else he would have a police record now. And op could of gotten in trouble too because she was with him. And op never saw the stooge again, bravo.

  2. What a glass act.

    I'll see myself out.

  3. Any feelings OP might have had were immediately extinguished.

    Also, how freaking unsafe was that fire extinguisher cabinet?! Was there a note on the side that read "Caution: In case of emergency, shoot glass with hand gun or call Hulk to break."?

    1. To be fair, handguns ate pretty common in schools these days...

  4. Completely off topic here, but came across this amazeballs video that made my morning. Please enjoy with the music on :-)

    1. I cannot love that video more than I currently do.

  5. He couldn't break glass so his confidence was shattered and he was pretty transparent about his burning embarrassment.

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    A web-based furniture bay, by no means, can look at a proposition similar to this one. This layer is truly composed of seven tectonic plates. In any event, the kid is going to have really cool last name.


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