It’s always annoying when you go to the toilet on a night out and get lost coming back. Especially when you’re nine floors up and there’s a door that opens to nowhere.
A 22-year-old woman was on a works night out in a restaurant Shinjuku, Japan, eating and drinking, as you do. Then she had to go to the toilet. After a little while her friends were concerned that she hadn’t returned, so they went to try and find her. There was only one rest room on the ninth floor restaurant, and the door was locked, so they figured she was inside. When she didn’t reply or open the door, they had the door pried open.
The woman wasn’t inside, but the other door to the room was left open. The door with the sheer 9 floor drop… They phoned the emergency services and reported that somebody had fallen, and she was pronounced dead on the way to the hospital.
At this point, suicide has not been ruled out, but the police believe that she most likely forgot which door she came in through, and in her intoxicated state, took the wrong one and fell out.
I know… I’m getting to it now.
Why the hell is there a door to nowhere on a ninth floor?
I don’t really understand, if I’m being honest. Apparently the architect put them there ‘for ventilation’. It’s not known why they look exactly like a normal door, instead of, you know, a window. And the architect no longer works for the company that built the building, so he couldn’t be asked about it. Also, every floor from the third up, had these doors. But most tenants had covered them up as they are clearly a stupid and dangerous idea. No idea why a restaurant wouldn’t do this either.
This story made me nervous to go to the bathroom halfway through writing it.
And our thoughts go out to the woman, who lost her life thanks to absolute stupidity.