BOISE, ID—While browsing the Internet Movie Database on his Kindle Saturday evening, transit vehicle inspector Ted Coakley reportedly set out to remove a hair from the screen of the device by flicking it, causing him to plummet well into the spoilers section of trivia he was in the middle of reading.
“I just froze,” said Coakley.
Unable to pry his eyes away from the screen, he recalled that his heart began to race.
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His palms sweating, Coakley somehow managed to put down the Kindle and attempted to get his head together.
He further explained that the words, “Was it worth it?” immediately trickled in the back of his mind.
Although not entirely certain of the hair’s origin, Coakley stands by his claim that it is not one of his own.
“I’d give anything to take that moment back,” said Coakley as his shoulders slightly sagged. “I just wanted some background info on the movie. I’m usually so careful about these things. That’s what really gets me.”
A visibly anguished Coakley reported that his future plans at this point remain uncertain.
“I guess I’ll have to find something else to do tonight,” he said. “I might as well not even watch Flubber now.”