Read how a man’s life is saved when a truck driver steals a drink from a despondent man at a bar.
A man sitting at a bar stares at his drink with a blank look on his face.
He sits motionless like that for a half-an-hour.
Then, this big trouble-making truck driver steps up next to him.
He snatches the drink from the man and drinks it all down in one gulp.
The despondent man starts crying.
The truck driver says: “Come on man, I was just joking. Here, I’ll buy you another drink. I just can’t take a grown man crying.”
The man answers, “It’s not that. This day is the worst of my life.
First I wake up late and don’t arrive at my office on time.
My boss got really angry and fired me.
I leave the building and walk to my car to find out it was stolen.
The police say they can’t do anything about getting it back.
I got a cab to return home, and after I left the cab, I remembered I left my wallet and credit cards in it.
The cab was already gone.
When I finally do get home, I find my wife in bed making love with the gardener.
So I leave my house and come here to this bar to end it all.
Just as I going to put myself out of my misery, you show up and drink my glass of poison.”
More Stories With Unexpected Endings
If you enjoyed this, here are ten short stories with surprise endings. These classics won’t disappoint.
“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson: This story uncovers a town’s strange annual ritual with a stunningly unexpected ending.
“The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant: A tale of a woman who loses a borrowed necklace and sacrifices everything to replace it, only to face a shocking revelation years later.
“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry: A heartfelt story about a young, impoverished couple who sacrifice their most prized possessions to buy each other Christmas gifts, leading to an ironic twist.
“An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” by Ambrose Bierce: A story that explores the last thoughts of a man about to be hanged, presenting an unexpected reality.
“The Last Leaf” by O. Henry: This narrative reveals a surprising act of selflessness and the unexpected consequences that follow.
“The Monkey’s Paw” by W.W. Jacobs: A tale of a magical talisman that grants three wishes, each with unforeseen and tragic repercussions.
“A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O’Connor: A family vacation takes a dark turn, leading to an unexpected and grim conclusion.
“The Lady, or the Tiger?” by Frank R. Stockton: A story presenting a royal lover’s ultimate choice and leaving readers with an open-ended and surprising dilemma.
“Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl: A seemingly doting housewife reacts to her husband’s announcement in an unexpectedly chilling manner.
“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” by Joyce Carol Oates: A seemingly innocuous interaction escalates to a shocking and ominous finale.
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