Customer desperately tweets for help after being accidentally locked in a WHSmith for an hour after closing time as gleeful friends message saying she should ‘just read a book’
- Customer found herself locked in WHSmith in Templars Square, Oxford
- She live tweeted her ordeal as a security guard waited outside the store
- Housemates suggested she read and others told her to ‘eat sweets and paint’
A customer sent social media into meltdown as she took to Twitter to reveal she had been locked inside a WHSmith.
The young woman found herself locked in the store in the Templars Square shopping precinct in Oxford after closing time.
But rather than help her out of her predicament, friends and followers instead suggested how to pass the time by ‘reading a book’ or ‘eating sweets and painting picture’.
The customer tweeted photos from inside the store when she found herself locked inside after it closed
She took to Twitter to give updates on her ordeal – to the hilarity of her followers
The customer, using the Twitter handle ‘Biffa’, tweeted last night: ‘I am locked inside a WHSmith what the f*** is happening.’
Her ordeal quickly sparked hilarity among her friends when she sent them a WhatsApp message asking for help.
One replied simply: ‘Read a book whilst you wait’, alongside laughing and crying emojis.
Other followers suggested she ‘help herself to some Cadbury’s’, play a boardgame and ‘remain stationary’ to avoid triggering motion sensors.
Rather than help her out of her predicament, friends and followers instead suggested how to pass the time by ‘reading a book’
One said: ‘I’d start snacking at the tills, always offering a bar of chocolate with your purchase – even if you’re buying chocolate.’
Another wrote: ‘Its only reasonable to help yourself to water and a massive bar of Oreo Dairy Milk’, before someone added: ‘You can pay the £53.79 in the morning.’
The customer called security staff for help and a guard waited outside the shop.
She was eventually released by a staff member who came from another branch in Oxford.
A WHSmith spokesperson said: ‘We sincerely apologise to this customer. We are carrying out a thorough investigation into the circumstances which led to this incident and have reiterated to all our store teams our best practices when locking up.’