corn mazeHalloween can make people crazy. Some drink their faces off and wake up on face-paint-stained rugs, some people dress up like slutty kitties when they're in their 30s, and some people get lost in corn mazes and call 911 for help. Yup, that happened to a family of four in Danvers, Massachusetts. Apparently they thought they would never find their way out, so they called the police to come and rescue them.

Quitters!

I'm sorry and at the same time I'm not sorry, these people seem a little dim. Granted, owner Bob Connor admits that his seven-acre corn maze is trickier this year than it has been previously, but still. Calling the cops? Come on.

The maze is a tourist attraction that draws thousands of families every year, and it usually takes people about an hour to work their way through. Connor said he was on his way home for the night when he heard the cops were on their way to search for a family that was stuck. The cops found the lost four within nine minutes of searching -- they had almost made their way out; they were 25 feet from the street.

Really, people? I wonder what made them think they had to call the police. Did they think they'd be stuck in there overnight? Did they really have no faith that they'd find their way out? And I gotta hope they tried yelling and maybe throwing something up in the air higher than the hedges a few times to get somebody's attention, or that they called the the maze headquarters ... but who knows. You'd think the embarrassment of calling 911 to say you're stuck in a maze would be enough of a deterrent that you'd claw your way out if need be, but I guess this family was out of options.

Had they stuck with the puzzle even 10 minutes more, they could be telling a funny story about how it took them a stupid amount of time to figure out the maze, but no. Instead they have a sad story about how the police had to rescue them from their maize nightmare. That's gotta hurt.

Do you have any maze horror stories?

 

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