Skip to comments.Man Trapped by Sofa Sipped Whiskey
Posted on 01/27/2009 4:54:14 PM PST by I'm ALL Right!
A man who became trapped beneath his sofa for two days said he survived by sipping from a bottle of whisky. Joe Galliott, 65, lost his bearings during a power cut at his home in Yeovil, Somerset, and fell against the three-seater which toppled onto him. Because of back problems, he was unable to free his 19-stone frame and remained stuck for 60 hours until a neighbour spotted him through the curtains. He said a bottle of whisky, which had rolled within reach, kept him going. "The whole settee tipped over catching me like a rat in a trap," he said "I took a sip of [the whisky] and thought, well this isn't too bad." Curtains closed But after several hours without food or water, he admits, he became quite worried. "It felt like a lifetime, you think you're there forever," he said. The alarm was raised by a neighbour who had peered through the window, after becoming concerned that Mr Galliott's curtains had not been drawn for two days. He spent five days recovering in hospital after his ordeal earlier this month. Mr Galliott said he was keeping another bottle of whisky by the sofa "just in case."
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Methinks the whiskey may have been the problem rather than the solution!
Searched, didn’t see this posted yet.
“Sofa Sipped Whiskey”
Your grandpa’s favorite
Note to self: keep whisky by the couch and tell curious onlookers it’s a safety device.
Joe Galliott, 65, lost his bearings during a power cut at his home in Yeovil, Somerset, and fell against the three-seater which toppled onto him.
Sure sounds like there was alcohol involvement!
The man has a problem with the Firewater.
Now whatever happened to that little call-button you wore around your neck, you know, “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”
Five days to recover in the hospital!! Wow, they push surgery patients out the door in less than that!
“Mr Galliott said he was keeping another bottle of whisky by the sofa ‘just in case.’”
Well, Duh. I’m pretty sure that’s in the Army Survival Manual, FM 21-76. ;)
I gotta tell ya, sipping whiskey really is a life saver and this just proves it. No telling how many other things it can save a person from but we’ll keep exploring.