Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Chivalrous Gent Saves Modern Day Rapunzel

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Chivalrous Gent Saves Modern Day Rapunzel

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YOUNG professional lass has been dubbed "Rapunzel" by work colleagues after inadvertently locking herself in her bedroom this week.

Her partner having left for work, the lass rose to find herself locked in the bedroom with her trusty dog and bird - neither of which could pick the lock.

An hour and a half passed before she spied her "prince" in the guise of a chap walking past the East Toowoomba home.

One can only imagine what the unsuspecting lad thought when he heard the young lass call out from her bedroom window that she was locked inside and could he help.

However, chivalry lives on and the young chap duly arranged for the release of the damsel in distress who arrived at work with the best "late for work" story heard in years.

She later confided in colleagues that after being cooped up in her room for so long she was literally "busting" to pee and that the rubbish bin in the corner of the room was starting to look inviting.

Apparently, she showed more restraint in that department than her dog!

Help at a cost

REGULAR Whispers readers will remember the Toowoomba lad who enlisted his mum's help via a reverse charge phone call after locking himself out of the house before work.

Dressed in his finest footy shorts and slippers he dashed down to nearest phone box to ensure he reached work on time.

Having conveniently forgotten about the incident he was gently reminded of it by his mother this week.

Scanning her latest phone bill she spotted an unusual national charge - turns out the $5 in question was the cost of his call.

She suggested he may like to give her the cash in case he calls for help in the future.

Never in drought

THE debate on who's included in the south-east corner just got murkier.

ABC television's weather report on Wednesday night issued a warning of "dangerous surf for people."

Included in the list of areas affected was the south-east Darling Downs. …

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