I was just stretching my back in the middle of the night
By koontikiman Story ID: 131
I have had a bad back for years. It first started when I was in my early 20's and got a back injury in a football game. I am now in my late 30's and it's never gone away. It's not awful, it just needs to be managed and I need to be a little careful. At least it causes funny stories to happen - like this one.
My wife and I were at her family's place for the weekend, which we do every now and then. A cool thing about their old house is that there is this wooden beam 8 feet above the floor right outside my wife's little brother's room. So whenever I get backpains at their place, I just jump up and hang off this beam for a minute or so, as this stretches my back.
I couldn't sleep last night because my back hurt so bad, so I figured I'd go for a stretch. It was almost 4 in the morning at this point, and I guessed everyone was asleep.
I jumped up to the beam, and got a good grip despite it being pitch black. I had held myself hanging there for about half a minute, when the door to my sister's brother's room opens up and he walked out. I was caught completely off-guard, so I am too perplexed to say anything or warn him, so I just hang there.
So he just walked into me while I was hanging from the beam - his head hitting my belly. As he hits me - he SCREEEEEEEEAMED!!!! It was like a hollow scream of desperation from a horror movie! He screamed and screamed frantically and fell onto his knees and then fell backwards. He then crab-crawled - faster than the speed of light - back into his room while he continued to scream.. I have never seen such scared and terrified behaviour in my life ever.. I couldn't help but laugh. I dropped down to the floor and said "Mike, it's me Tommy, it's OK!"
He then jumped on me, punched me in my face and stomach and called me names that I don't even want to mention here. He settled in a minute and then just looked at me with the most evil face I have ever seen.
The story ends with my father-in-law, mother-in-law and my wife all running out in the hallway wondering what the hell was going on. I realize I have woken the entire house up and all are worried about screams and blood coming out of my nose. I said "I was just stretching my back.." It wasn't very funny then, but the story has been told countless times already and we all smile at it now