John Bradford, a Sydney University student, was on the side of the
road hitch hiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a storm. The
night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was so strong he
could hardly see a few feet ahead of him. Suddenly he saw a car slowly
coming towards him and stopped. John, desperate for shelter and
without thinking about it, got in the car and closed the door, just to
realize there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn’t on!
The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road and saw a
curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life.
Then, just before he hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window
and turned the wheel. John, paralysed with terror, watched how the
hand appeared every time they came to a curve. John saw the lights of a
pub down the road so, gathering strength, jumped out of the car and ran
to it. Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and asked for two shots of
tequila. He then started telling everybody about the horrible experience
he went through.
A silence enveloped everybody when they realized he was crying
About 15 minutes later, two guys walked into the same pub. They were
also wet and out of breath. Looking around and seeing John Bradford
sobbing at the bar, one said to the other, “Look, Bruce.. here’s the
F*cking idiot that got in the car while we were pushing it.”