Rosie Hall goes to her local Home base store and buys herself a brand new self-assembly, flat-pack cupboard. Since the cupboard comes with instructions, it is pretty easy to assemble it on your own and construct it without any help.
Once she’s home, she reads the instructions carefully and counts the pieces that need assembling and begins to put the pieces together of the cupboard in her bedroom. She starts hammering around and fitting in the parts together.
It looks so amazing and fits very well with the background, which makes her happy and satisfied with the results.
Unfortunately, Rosie lives near a railway line and often has to face the noisy background and the vibration that the trains bring.
Every time a train passes by, the cupboard collapses. This left her astonished as her masterpiece looked perfect two seconds ago. Rosie didn’t know the whole scenario and thought that it was something that she did which made the cupboard collapse. Undaunted, she reads the instructions again, reassembles the pieces together hoping it would stay put but as soon as she’s done, another train passes by and ruins her whole cupboard. She gets a little uneasy and thinks of building it again and blaming her own self for supposedly missing out on a couple of instructions mentioned.
She re-reads the instructions over and over and over again to find out her mistake and see where she went wrong. She gets frustrated from the situation. She reassembles it the third time and the whole cupboard collapses yet again for the third time. She is now fed up and so angry that she decides to call the customer service department and complain about the situation she’s been put in.
She is told by the representative that it is quite impossible to face such a failure in assembling and she is assured that a representative would reach out to her and fix it for her.
The representative reaches out to her and tells her that he’ll be coming around to help her and see if there’s a problem with the piece. The rep arrives and takes a look at the cupboard which looks almost perfect to him. He assembles the cupboard just as she did and as soon as he does, again a train passes by and the cupboard collapses.
Annoyed and slightly amused by this unexpected ordeal, he decides to reassemble the board and sit inside to find out the real reason for this event and find out what causes the cupboard to collapse.
Just as he does that, Rosie’s husband comes home, takes a look at the cupboard and says, ‘Oh, that’s a splendid looking cupboard.’ And he goes on to open the cupboard and take a look inside it. As soon as he peeps inside, he finds the fitter or the representative sitting inside the cupboard. Completely baffled and in no position to explain why he had been sitting in the cupboard in Rosie’s Bedroom, he blurts out,
‘You probably won’t believe me, but I’m sitting here waiting for a train.’