When you read that title, you might be thinking something like an encounter with a snake, monster, or bad guy. But it was nothing like that. Here’s what happened.
My friends and I were staying in a hotel at a popular tourist resort in the mountains. After hiking in the daytime, we went for dinner at a quick fry and met some strangers from our hometown. All my friends left before me because they were exhausted and wanted to go to bed, but I stayed longer to have more drinks with those new friends.
Around midnight, I walked back to the hotel. It was freezing outside and I only had a thin jacket on. When I arrived, I found the large wooden door was locked and I didn’t have a key. To make matters worse, my cellphone battery was dead. I banged on the door as hard as I could and even screamed, but all the rooms were at the back of the hotel so nobody heard me. I got so worried that I wondered whether I might freeze to death out there.
Suddenly, another hotel guest came up from behind me and unlocked the door. I was saved!
The next morning at breakfast, one of my friends asked, “Did you guys hear that crazy person banging on the door last night?” I didn’t say a word.