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Woman got trapped on spa fire escape naked after going through wrong door – then had to walk along street to get back in

ACCIDENTALLY finding yourself naked in front of hundreds of strangers is a common anxiety dream almost EVERYONE has had at some point.

That said, most of us can feel pretty safe in the knowledge that it'll (hopefully) never come true - unless of course, you're Anbara Salam.

Abana Salam shared her spa horror story as a 'public service' to people who needed cheering up
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Abana Salam shared her spa horror story as a 'public service' to people who needed cheering upCredit: Twitter

In light of the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Oxford-based writer decided to share her spa horror story on Twitter as a "public service" to cheer people up.

She wrote "In these trying times, I'd like to offer, as a palette cleanser, the most embarrassing moment of my life."

During a holiday to Germany with an ex-boyfriend, Anbara - who doesn't speak a word of German - decided to go to a spa.

"It's swimsuits in the pool but you have to be naked in the sauna."

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Anbara got locked outside the spa after mistaking the fire exit door for the spa
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Anbara got locked outside the spa after mistaking the fire exit door for the spaCredit: Twitter

Planning to meet in the cafe afterwards, Anbara got undressed and only took a little towel with her to the sauna - or at least, that's where she was planning to go.

She recalled: "There are two unmarked doors at the end of the corridor, I take a guess and go through the one on the left. It's not the door to the sauna. It's the fire escape."

Much to Anbara's horror, she then realised that the door had locked behind her - and it dawned on her that she was trapped naked outside on the fire escape.

Naturally her first reaction was to start banging desperately on the door - but no one could hear her.

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Anbra had to try and get the spa staff's attention over CCTV
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Anbra had to try and get the spa staff's attention over CCTVCredit: Twitter

She continued: "Fully crying, I run downstairs, trying to work which part of me I should cover with the lil towel - my face? A single buttock?"

After another failed attempt at banging on door, Anbara finally found an unlocked door on the first floor but it turns out it was just a machine room with "electrocution signs on everything".

"Friends, there's nothing quite like running, naked and crying, around an industrial machine room," she added.

It was at this point that Anbara spotted a service lift in the corner and jumped in - hoping that a hotel member of staff would come to her rescue.

In order to grab their attention, Anbara started pushing random buttons and waving at the security camera.

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Anbara's ex-boyfriend was more annoyed that he'd been kept waiting
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Anbara's ex-boyfriend was more annoyed that he'd been kept waitingCredit: Twitter

But when a member of staff did eventually find her, they weren't all that helpful - acting as if this kind of thing happens all the time.

She wrote: "Eventually the lift doors open. A spa employee stands there. He is the most dressed man to ever be wearing clothes.

"He has brought NO TOWEL for me. He says something in German, I cry, he sighs, waves for me to follow him. I go after him, still switching around this washcloth."

He then lead Anbara out of the building and took back through reception as there was no other way to get back into the spa.

The writer says walking through reception naked was an 'out of body experience'
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The writer says walking through reception naked was an 'out of body experience'Credit: Twitter

"I now have an out of body experience," she said. "A shame black out. I have reached my max. I go fully through embarrassment and out the other side. Time slows down. I can hear the music of the spheres."

"I stop crying, drop the washcloth, shoulders back, head high, follow him along the street, past people parking their cars, standing in line with their families. People say things, point. I cannot hear them. I am transcendent with shame. Untouchable. 

"Reception is BUSY. So busy he has to yell at people to make way so I can get through the crowd. The guy explains (I'm guessing) the situ to the receptionist. This takes actual minutes. An old lady gives me her pool float. It is shaped like a lobster. The claws rest on my boobs."

But the worst thing about it all? The fact that Anbara's boyfriend was annoyed that he'd been left waiting. No wonder he's an ex...

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Unsurprisingly, other Twitter users found the story hilarious and said it provided them some light relief amid the coronavirus crisis.

One replied: "Thank you for a good laugh. And you got rid of that boyfriend too, right?"

"Choking so hard right now," another added. "You just added a year to my life."

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